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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.

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.

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).

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.

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

Choosing business partners is not easy. If they are going to be with you in the long haul, you need to make sure they are a great fit. Here are a few things you should be considering.

3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty

When first launching an endeavor, getting the first few customers on board can be extremely challenging. Yet, they provide a load of information. Here is how to make sure they are happy.

What a CFO Taught My Startup About Projections

From hockey-stick growth to flat lines, projections can run the gamut. For our series The Grind, the founder of S.W. Basics offers up advice about how she handled these, at times, elusive forecasts.

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.

How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

When budgets are lean and resources tight, consider turning to an affiliate program to increase sales.

Why You Should Sell First, Build Later

For our series The Grind, the founder of Alumnify explains why his philosophy is sell, sell, sell and not launch quickly.

Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

For our series The Grind, the founder of a healthy salad restaurant explains why she decided to call it a day and shut her restaurant doors.

Want to Work at a Startup? Here Is How.

For our series The Grind, the founder of S.W. Basics offers up advice on how to catch the attention of startup founders.

Why Landing at a Big Retailer Wasn't Our Golden Goose

For product-focused startups having your item on the shelves of big-box stores isn't always what it is cracked up to be. Here are three hidden challenges you may face.

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.

How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying

Bringing on your first employee can be a scary but a necessary task. Karim Abouelnaga of Practice Makes Perfect provides tips on how to make the process less painful.

Why I Learned to Code and How You Can in 3 Months

For our series The Grind, AJ Agrawal opens up about why he decided to put everything on the back burner to become a programmer and why he is so glad he did.

Why Growing Your Business Is All About Perspective

For our series The Grind, entrepreneur Greg Connolly explains how changing his mentality helped him become a better entrepreneur.

How to Overcome the Struggles of Being a Young Entrepreneur

For our series The Grind, Sarah Haselkorn opens up about challenges young entrepreneurs face and how to conquer them.

Why Your Business's Name Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

The founder of S.W. Basics delves into why her company changed its name and the time-saving rebranding tips she learned along the way.

How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur Franco Capurro opens up about how he nabbed an amazing board of advisors by turning to his network and leveraging his current mentors.

Why Ditching Silicon Valley for Paris Was the Best Decision for My Startup

Vayable co-founder Jamie Wong opens up about how leaving the Valley's "techno-chamber" helped her form deeper connections with customers.

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.

How This Startup Turned an Inventory Nightmare into a Customer Gold Mine

The founder of OrigAudio opens up into how he turned a hard-knock situation into 8,000 new customers.

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