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Starting a Business

Forums

3 Ways to Connect With Entrepreneurs Online

Have a question? Need advice? Looking for connections? You're not alone anymore, and these resources prove it.
Inspiration

5 Points of Wisdom the Wright Brothers Can Offer About Leading Big Change

Learn from these Fathers of Flight how to confront your challenges, and your own dream just might take flight.
Product Ideas

Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward

Find out what it means to invest 'from the inside out,' so your payoff will be well worth the grind.
Freelancers

How I Tripled My Salary in Less Than One Year After Getting Fired

This Entrepreneur contributor also rejected bad clients, set his own hourly rates and worked at something he loved.
Business Plans

4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time

No one will even read your epic novel of a plan in this age of short bursts of information. Create a 10-page pitch deck instead.
Sales

The Entrepreneurial Chicken-or-Egg Dilemma

It's hard to sell a product before it exists. It's also hard to perfect an offering without steady cash flow.
Business Plans

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It

Most plans fail to achieve their objective and end up misrepresenting the business.
Hiring

OK, So You're Not Google. You Can Still Compete With It for Top Talent.

You might not be able to pay as much as the big guys, but there are ways to acquire and keep the best candidates out there for your startup.
Mastermind Groups

Are Business 'Masterminds' a Scam?

When they fail, they fail big. But a well-run mastermind can transport your startup into the future.
Startup Basics

The 10 Daily Roles of a Startup Entrepreneur

Figurehead, visionary, decider, grunt. Was there a role here you didn't expect?
Starting a Business

7 Costly Startup Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

The number of resources available to founders can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many can backfire.
Success

Easy Startup = Hard Success

Schooling, mentoring, and experience may be hard, but they make success that much easier.
Cuba

Headed to Cuba for Business? ¡Cuidado!

A startup founder recounts a tale of woe and offers eight tips for how to avoid something similar.
Startup Basics

Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups

Some entrepreneurs forget that they need an innovative business model along with an innovative solution to have a successful startup.
Startups

How to Weather the Storms of a Startup

Running a successful startup means more rainy days than bright, clear skies. Here's how to not end up all wet.