The Grind The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on The Grind en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup For a close-knit team it is imperative everyone is on the page. If not, your startup could go into a tailspin. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT Karim Abouelnaga Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers The founder of skincare line S.W. Basics discusses how she has to sacrifice clients in order to gain others and how to deal with it. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT Adina Grigore Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe There are times when entrepreneurs need to uproot their companies and move to a new country. One of the most challenging aspects is preparing your team. Here are a few pointers. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Moritz Plassnig Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up’ strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT David Chait Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT Jason Lucash The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition During pitch competitions, entrepreneurs must go head to head with other ambitious founders to try and win a piece of the funding pie. To prepare for these competitions, entrepreneurs should concentrate on these three questions. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT AJ Agrawal Why I Pivoted My Fundraising Strategy Hint: It’s not because I ran out of money. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT Sarah Haselkorn 6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT Karim Abouelnaga How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers After skincare line S.W. Basics met with Target, the founder got a mixed receptions: some people cheered and others were scared for her business. Here is how she dealt with it. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:30:00 GMT Adina Grigore A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round With many entrepreneurs stating their major concern is capital, getting outside funding can be imperative to a startup's success. Here are a few tips on getting your first round. Thu, 22 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT Greg Connolly How I Found Success by Age 30 For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur Jason Lucash opens up about hitting the 30-year-old milestone and what advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs. Thu, 15 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT Jason Lucash 3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch If done correctly, pitching to clients, investors and partners can open doors for a startup, helping a company catapult to the next level. If done incorrectly, disaster can ensue. Thu, 08 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT AJ Agrawal Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth. Thu, 01 May 2014 14:30:00 GMT David Chait Shutting Down to Starting Up: Being Hooked on Entrepreneurship Even with past failures, entrepreneurs often continue to persevere on, looking for their next venture to jump into. For our series The Grind, one entrepreneur opens up about why she isn't ready to throw in the entrepreneurship towel. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT Sarah Haselkorn 3 Lessons Learned From Hiring the Wrong Person For a small startup, often passion can be more valuable than skills, as mindset can’t be taught but capabilities can. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT Karim Abouelnaga 6 Ways to Grow Your Business Through LinkedIn While troves of people scour LinkedIn hoping to land their ideal job or find the perfect connection, businesses can use the mega-platform to grow their business. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT AJ Agrawal Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT Jamie Wong The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business This in-between stage for a company can be challenging. The founder of S.W. Basics Adina Grigore discusses the issues and frustrations she is facing as a pre-teen company. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:30:00 GMT Adina Grigore 3 Easy Steps for Finding the Ideal Co-Founder Business partnerships are often compared to marriage: If you find the right match, success will ensue. Otherwise, you may be headed for disaster (and a nasty breakup). Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:30:00 GMT Greg Connolly How to Break Through the Online Noise and Get Customers Entrepreneurs often spend a lot of money trying to stand out from the crowd. But one simple (and inexpensive) trick can help you gain attention from consumers. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMT David Chait