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Starting a Business

Success Strategies

The Essential Ingredients to Startup Success

If you are just beginning your first business venture, no matter where you are in your life, here are my first steps to get you going.
Young Entrepreneurs

Why This Startup Isn't Worried It Left 'Shark Tank' Empty-Handed

Sseko Designs co-founder Liz Bohannon has big plans - and a 'no' from Shark Tank's investors won't crush them.
Investor Relations

The One Simple Tool for Transforming Your Relationship With Investors

Creating a MAP will take no more than an hour of your time every month and will keep the lines of communication open, ensuring relationships with investors remain strong, and ultimately helping early-...
Starting a Business

Stop Being Such a Tight Wad. Invest In a Great Website.

Spending money on a beautifully designed, fully capable website is no longer a luxury if you're looking to launch or grow any ecommerce business in 2015.
Entrepreneur Mindset

The 4 Embers of the Entrepreneurial Fire

While these cornerstones can be hard to live by, they are what makes entrepreneurs successful.
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Doing These 10 Things, Right Now

There are a number of behaviors that founders often find themselves entangled in that, without question, make starting a business harder.
Starting a Business

The 3 Steps to Building a Winning Brand Strategy

Creating a brand strategy doesn't have to be complicated. Here's where to start.
Economics

Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship

Nations that are more competitive have less of their adult-age population in the process of starting or running new businesses.
Business Lessons

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting a Company in Asia and Brought Back to the States

A serial entrepreneur shares what he learned from his experience launching his first business far from home.
Project Grow

8 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan Right Now

Writing your business plan isn't a one-time event. Here's why it's critical to update it from time to time.
Starting a Business

50 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

If you're considering becoming an entrepreneur, don't forget all the benefits that go along with it.
Startups

4 Things Steve Jobs Taught Me About Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

Jobs' imprint on technology, product design and branding cannot be overstated but even one of his great admirers balks at how he managed his team.
Infographics

The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)

Legal startup SmartUp generated this infographic summarizing who is getting patents, where and how long it is taking the application process to complete.
Business Partnership

3 Things Happy Marriages and Successful Business Partnerships Have in Common

The levels of trust and financial entanglement with business partners and spouses are close. What you do to make them work are similiar, too.