Starting a Business

Don't Choose a Franchise Until You've Talked to People Who Already Own It
Choosing a Franchise

Don't Choose a Franchise Until You've Talked to People Who Already Own It

Some lessons you shouldn't learn the hard way, like how a company treats the owners of its franchises.
Tom Scarda, CFE
Stop Worrying About What You Don't Know and Just Focus on Opportunities
Ready To Launch

Stop Worrying About What You Don't Know and Just Focus on Opportunities

Making your startup a success has far more to do with the what you'll figure out than what you already know.
Sabine Ghali
6 Reasons I'm Grateful My Dad Made Me Get a Job Every Summer
career advice

6 Reasons I'm Grateful My Dad Made Me Get a Job Every Summer

The beach is a great place to spend the summer but no place to develop a kid's work ethic.
Lisa Sugar
Want to Become More Disruptive With Your Startup? You Got 100 Days.
Make More Happen

Want to Become More Disruptive With Your Startup? You Got 100 Days.

Entrepreneurs know that innovative ideas and products keep their businesses afloat, but many invest in such lengthy development processes that their innovations never see the light of day.
Henrik Werdelin
7 Ways to Make Extra Income Even With a Full-Time Job
Money

7 Ways to Make Extra Income Even With a Full-Time Job

Want to make more money this fall? Real estate investing, Amazon ecommerce and the sharing economy are waiting for you.
Sujan Patel
4 Ways to Make Sure You Aren't Hiring the Wrong People for Your Startup
Ready To Launch

4 Ways to Make Sure You Aren't Hiring the Wrong People for Your Startup

Look beyond their resume, and take them for a test drive if you can.
Mahesh Rajagopalan
How to Determine the Best Markets to Target for Your Medical Claims Billing Service
Ready To Launch

How to Determine the Best Markets to Target for Your Medical Claims Billing Service

You can't get started until you have clients, so find out how to target the ones that are a good fit for your service.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Test These 3 Feedback Strategies Before You Launch Your Startup
Startups

Test These 3 Feedback Strategies Before You Launch Your Startup

If you don't validate your business idea with potential customers, you can't know if you're really offering them what they want or need.
Iman Jalali
8 Reasons Coaching Is the Perfect Solo Business
Business

8 Reasons Coaching Is the Perfect Solo Business

It's easy to start and you need almost no overhead.
Andrew Neitlich
This Accidental Entrepreneur Is Tackling the Problem of Loneliness
Inspiration

This Accidental Entrepreneur Is Tackling the Problem of Loneliness

Los Angeles's first 'People Walker' earns $7 a mile making small talk.
Stephen J. Bronner
7 Ways to Build a Team With Little or No Money
Team-Building

7 Ways to Build a Team With Little or No Money

Offer stock options. Exchange your trade for another. Or just hire Aunt Betty.
Chris W. Dunn
How Criticism Can Save Your Small Business
Small Businesses

How Criticism Can Save Your Small Business

Don't let your mistakes get you down. Instead, use them to your advantage.
Patrick Schock
12 Rules Entrepreneurs Must Know About Cap Table Management
Investors

12 Rules Entrepreneurs Must Know About Cap Table Management

Cap tables are more than just simple spreadsheets.
Miklos Grof
5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing
Investors

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

Fundraising can be difficult. Here are five things you should know before you start the process.
Arie Abecassis