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Starting a Business

Mentoring

The Sherpa Approach to Mentoring

Four guidelines for advising and guiding without taking ownership of an entrepreneur's vision.
Starting a Business

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Starting a Business

Couch to 5K? No Way. To Get Traction for Your Startup, Get Out There.

Four entrepreneurs tell how they experimented with different marketing techniques to find their first customers.
Starting a Business

13 Old-School Tips for New Wave Entrepreneurs

An experienced entrepreneur offers the freshman class lessons for building a startup.
Hiring Employees

Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link

Every employee plays a huge role in the early days of a new business. It's important to find the right ones.
Starting a Business

To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes

Succeeding in business requires, more than anything, an unflinchingly examination of the market.
Sharing Economy

How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Starting a Franchise Business

Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call

Franchises offer lots that people find reassuring about the structure of the corporate job they are otherwise ready to chuck to start their own business.
Starting a Business

Failure and Rejection in Startups: 3 Things to Remember

Suffering from a recent rejection? Guess what? You're in good company.
Starting a Business

How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business

A competent and compatible accountant is a must-have for new business owners. Here's how to find one.
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
Pitching Investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
Startup Basics

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Long-term success is not due to luck or circumstance but to qualities anyone can acquire.
Infographics

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

A quick and dirty roadmap to launching a curated subscription box service in seven steps.