Launching a Business

Ready to Launch

Embrace the Soft Launch

For the typical start up, the less splashy the launch the better the chances of quietly refining the product and finding the first customer.
Trep Talk

What Separates Entrepreneurs From Mere Mortals: The Ability to Take Risk

Raj Peter Bhakta launched WhistlePig whiskey in the middle of a recession, and there were some cold, lonely nights where he felt alone in his mission. But he kept on.
National Small Business Week

What Gets These 30 Entrepreneurs Out of Bed Every Day

Entrepreneur.com reached out to the honorees of National Small Business Week and asked these small-business leaders what inspires them day in and day out.
Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
Startup Basics

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.

Looking to Stand Out? Stake Out Your Niche

Our expert says that when competing against major, established players, differentiating yourself is the key to success.
Advisory Board 101

Advisory Board 101: How to Get Advisors to Say Yes

An advisory board can be essential to a startup's success. But it isn't always easy to get busy professionals to join you team. Here are five tips on getting them to say yes.
Ready to Launch

Think You're Ready to Launch? Answer These 8 Questions First.

Before you get too carried away with excitement, it's important to slow down, take a deep breath and make sure that you're actually ready to launch.
Startup Kit

How to Find the Best Office Space for Your Cleaning Service

If you're not sure where to locate your business, these tips can help you decide whether to start at home or rent commercial space.
Startup Kit

Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business

Follow these tips for determining a price that makes you a profit without gouging your customers.
Startup Kit

7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track

Get your business started on the right foot by choosing workers who are a good fit for your cleaning business and training them properly.
Startup Kit

Start These 8 Niche Cleaning Businesses

Whether you want to start a stand-alone business or add these services to your existing cleaning company, here are eight business ideas you might want to consider in the cleaning industry.
Startup Kit

13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success

Get the inside scoop from established cleaning service business owners who share their tips for building a successful cleaning business.
Starting a Business

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
If I Knew Then

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

Caterina Fake, the serial entrepreneur behind Flickr, Hunch and Findery talks about the pain of hiring the wrong people, being surrounded by others smarter than you and always needing to be on your toes.
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