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Starting a Business

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.
Entrepreneurship

11 Truths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting and building your own business is not easy. Nothing worth the effort ever is.
Project Grow

Industries Driving the Top 10 Small Cities for Business Owners

Here's a closer look at what makes the top small cities shine for local entrepreneurs.
Starting a Business

A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business

It can be easier than you think if your break it down in small moves forward.
The Tour

Tour Amazon's Funky Pop-up Loft Designed for Tech Entrepreneurs

The new co-working space is designed to showcase Amazon's cloud services capabilities as that sector heats up.
Business Education

6 Offbeat College Degrees Perfect for Entrepreneurs

If you think you have to get an MBA, the good news is, you're wrong.
Project Grow

14 Inspirational Movie Quotes for Entrepreneurs

If you are thinking about joining a startup or creating your own business, here are 14 quotes that will surely transfer from the silver screen to the startup stage.
Entrepreneur Mindset

What Do Sara Blakely and Kevin Plank Have in Common?

Nope, we're not talking underwear here. We're talking opportunity recognition.
Starting a Business

8 Ways to Prepare for the Many Startup Obstacles Ahead

Too many entrepreneurs tackle starting a business as a random walk into a business minefield. But there's a less painful approach to take.