Lean Startups

Your First Year in Business Is Mostly About Surviving

Stress, self doubt and temptation -- and the odd gamboling deer -- will leap into your path as your business hurtles down the road during those first 12 months. Here's how to keep your hands on the wheel.

Jacob Warwick

· 6 min read

Staying in Your Lane: Why Startups Must Stay Focused

Your company can't solve every problem for every consumer. Make intentional decisions about which opportunities you'll pursue.

Guy Goldstein

· 4 min read

Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You: Bedrock or High-Risk?

There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn't matter which you are, so long as you know which you are.

Derek Lidow

· 8 min read

Why This Company Didn't Invest in an Overpaid Sales Team or a Fancy HQ

Focus on your product if you really want your business to succeed.

Jeff Kupietzky

· 7 min read

4 Tips to Growing a Multimillion-Dollar Business With Zero Debt and No Investors

Attracting valuable clients requires that you invest in revenue drivers, existing clients -- and yourself

Brett Hyman

· 6 min read

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.

John Doherty

· 7 min read

5 Reasons to Keep a Startup Mindset for the Long Haul

Working lean in startup mode should not end when your business has moved to the next stage in its lifecycle.

Sue Vestri

· 5 min read

How Wonder Woman Is Inspiring Business Leaders Worldwide

Entrepreneurs can relate to the many struggles Wonder Woman has achieving her destiny.

John Boitnott

· 6 min read

You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move

You're the only one who should determine how much your time is worth. These tips can help you enter the startup world with eyes wide open.

Jacob Warwick

· 5 min read

The MIT Blackjack Team: An Effective Startup Model

Its exploits were the subject of a book and made into into a film, but what secrets does the team's journey hold for founders and entrepreneurs?

Nicholas Colon

· 5 min read

Eric Ries on 4 Common Misconceptions About Lean Startup

If you believe lean startup methods lead to "cheap" products and companies, or that lean startup companies don't think big, think again.

Zach Ferres

· 6 min read

3 Compelling Reasons to Adopt Agile Marketing

Is "agile marketing" on your to-do list for the coming year? If not, it's time to get up to speed.

Leyl Black

· 5 min read