Business Model

Tesla

Will Tesla Have to Franchise?

Elon Musk has hinted that Tesla may be considering a departure from the direct sales model, something industry insiders consider inevitable.
ello

Ello Is Starting to Look More Like a Business

The buzzy social network with an anti-advertising mission takes small, important steps toward eventual revenue generation.
Business Model

5 Tips for Building Adaptivity Into Your Business Model

No startup business plan is so good that it anticipates every twist and change in the market and customer demand. To thrive, anticipate the unknown.
Business Ideas

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
Lessons

What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices

Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat.
Leadership Qualities

The 6 Different Hats a CEO Might Have to Put On

Company chiefs may assume as many as half a dozen roles to guide their companies and inspire their staff. Take a look at how it plays out.
Raising Capital

Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check

Shed light on five key areas about a startup's business model to make a compelling pitch for money.
Business Model

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs.
Ask Entrepreneur

How Your App Can Turn a Profit

Our expert breaks down the three business models app makers can use to generate revenue.
Pricing

The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

While pricing can be a tricky matter for any entrepreneur, it is especially difficult for those providing a service. Here are a few lessons on pricing strategy.
Mistakes

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.
Transparency

At Whole Foods, Employees Can Look Up Other Employees' Salaries

Whole Foods has had a long-standing tradition of keeping compensation details open. Here's why.
Technology

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
Growth Strategies

Should Your Salary Be Made Public?

Social media startup Buffer is all about transparency, going so far as to publish employee salaries online.