Friends and Family

Growth Strategies

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.
Entrepreneurs

How to Deal With the Dual Demands of Children and Elderly Parents

Sandwich-generation entrepreneurs -- those in their 40s and 50s -- are juggling more family demands. Here's how to keep your sanity and your business.
Finance

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
Entrepreneurs

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Starting a Business

3 Reasons to Be Proud of Your Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Student entrepreneur Sarah Haselkorn on the daily rewards she gets from operating a physical location.
Entrepreneurs

How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

With a busy startup schedule, it can be hard to devote any time to forging new relationships or even keeping old ones. Here's how to make time for the ones you love -- and yourself.
Starting a Business

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.
Entrepreneurs

4 Tips for Balancing Friendship and Business

Tech expert Prerna Gupta on the importance of keeping your team at a professional distance.
Growth Strategies

Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

With Christmas just a day away, don't forget to give a big 'THANK YOU' to the VIPs in your life.
Starting a Business

How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Carter Kostler is hoping his fruit-infused water bottle will be his ticket to entrepreneurial success.
Starting a Business

How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

When asking anyone to help fund your startup, you'll at least need a business plan first. Here's what it should include.
Starting a Business

How to Craft a Business Plan That'll Turn Investors' Heads

A business plan is the minimum requirement you need before asking anyone for money to build your business. Here is what it should include.
Growth Strategies

What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
Starting a Business

How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
Growth Strategies

How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side

The ties you form early will help mold you in life and in business. Here's how to keep your parents happy and on your side while you're starting up.