Failure

Starting a Business

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.
Leadership

How to Admit When You're Wrong

It's an important leadership skill that you are likely overlooking. Here are five essential facets of a successful apology.
Finance

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge.
National Small Business Week

Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey.
Leadership

How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions

Even the most successful entrepreneurs experience their share of failures. Here are five ways to use failure as a means to succeed.
Growth Strategies

Lessons From a Startup That Scored $836 Million in VC -- and Failed

Better Place, based in Palo Alto, Calif. won funding from investors like General Electric and Morgan Stanley, yet had to shut its doors in May. Here are lessons to learn from the startup's missteps.
Growth Strategies

Can Tumblr Survive Yahoo's Buyout? A Look at Four Failed Startup Acquisitions

While Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr may be on the minds of many young entrepreneurs these days, keep in mind not all buyouts are successful.
Leadership

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Barbara Corcoran, David Mintz and Fran Tarkenton reveal their biggest business mistakes and the lessons they learned.
Starting a Business

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.
Growth Strategies

The Wrong Way to Set Business Goals

Four tips on how to set goals for your business that will lead to more success and satisfaction.
Leadership

3 Tips for Leading Successful Change

Why understanding human behavior is essential for new initiatives to thrive.
Starting a Business

How to Test Your Business Ideas

Rather than viewing your business goals as a straight line, try this method of zigzagging your way to success.
Leadership

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Three tips to help you keep a optimistic outlook on the challenges of running a business.
Growth Strategies

How to Navigate Growth During a Startup's Early Years

Thinking about where your startup will be five or 10 years down the road may seem like a lesson in futility, but it'll help you keep growth top of mind. Here are four tips for planning for growth.
Growth Strategies

Succeeding Through Failure and Other Tips This Week

Failing upward, knowing when to abandon ship, the importance of starting negotiations and more: our best tips of the week.