Starting a Business

Take It From The Pros

Want to Be Successful? Stop Listening to 'Them.'

The first lesson of business success is why and how you just have to be you.
Business Ideas

10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy

Worried our economy is headed south? Here are 10 ideas to build a recession-proof business.
Starting a Business

How to Nail a Sales Presentation

Follow these steps -- both before and during -- to create and deliver effective sales presentations.
Ideas

To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People

Tap relationships – and needs – to get traction for your projects.
Online Business

Don't Start an Online Business Unless You're Willing to Run the Gauntlet

A successful online business is a blissful way to make a living. Building a successful online business is a lot of hard work you may never get paid for.
Take It From The Pros

A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really

You must fine-tune your ability to acutely break down a problem and come up with an efficient solution.
Pitching

The Do's and Don'ts of Acing a Pitch Competition

These simple but important pointers will help you shine as you present your business to the judges.
Failure

3 Signs You're Better Off Abandoning Your Idea

The best time to embrace failure is before it becomes catastrophe.
Customer Relationship

How to Talk to Your Very First Customers

Creating valuable products requires getting valuable feedback. Who you talk to early on counts for a whole lot.
Startup Basics

7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup

Because there are so many unknowns after a business starts, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions.
Starting a Business

7 Tips for Cold-Calling Success

The cold call can be painful. Here are some tips for getting through it successfully.
Entrepreneur Mindset

To Succeed, Chill Out and Take One Thing at a Time

Sometimes all the little things build up and can overwhelm an entrepreneur. According to the founder of Blind Barber, don't let them.
worth-knowing

How This Craft Cidery Got Off the Ground

Learn how to get a craft cidery up and running from a startup that's been there.
Small Cities

Small Biz Thrives in Small Cities with These 3 Characteristics (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs should consider these factors when choosing their base of operations.
Take It From The Pros

Why Building Your Business Comes Before Building Your Brand

Brands are built on the quality of the products and services a business provides. Get that right and your brand will do fine.
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