Starting a Business
Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.
Buying a Franchise
Speaking with at least five current owners is your best first step.
Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
What you need to know about gauging the market for your new product or service.
Veterans are well prepared to launch the next great startup. Many just need the right help to do so.
Concerns about balance are valid, but don't let the naysayers keep you from your dreams.
Your business plan is not an academic exercise or a hoop to jump through, it's a living document that shows investors, advisors and business partners that you are serious about making your dream reality.
With a little strategy, you can raise capital and brand awareness -- fast.
Renowned entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki breaks down how to pitch to investors in just 10 slides.
Anyone can put something together and tell people to buy it, but it takes an intentional plan to do a launch right.
Take It From The Pros
Even in the realm of tech startups, many of the most successful businesses are using existing technologies to solve real-world problems, not inventing new technologies from whole cloth.
If you want to lay the groundwork for a stable business and attract investors, make sure you're hitting these points.
We caught up with judges of this annual competition to find out what works and what doesn't.
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