Starting a Business

Location

4 Reasons to Stand by Your Midwest Startup Location

The Midwest region is home to 150 of the Fortune 500 companies and generates 22 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
Faith

Finding the Missing Link Between Your Brain and Your Business

The practice of faith can have a big impact on filling in the blanks with how you position your new business.
Starting a Business

The Secret to Getting Repeat Customers

Follow these tips for providing excellent customer service, a must-have for any successful business.
Advice

The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received

I've learned much through personal experience, but some of the best business lessons have come from other people.
Product Development

5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product

While developing your own tech product may seem overwhelming, it is achievable -- even for non-techie entrepreneurs.
Market Research

Why Entrepreneurs Must Research Market Size

Reasonably and thoughtfully estimating an idea's potential market size is a key step to successfully bringing an idea to market.
Startup Basics

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

A species that evolves faster has a larger footprint in time. Same with startups.
Pitching Investors

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.
Starting a Franchise Business

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Is Ready to Franchise

Think you're ready to become the leader of a brand? Proceed very, very carefully.
Elevator Pitch

3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch

Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
Market Research

A Simple Guide to Measuring Your Product-Market Fit

What you need to know about gauging the market for your new product or service.
Veterans

5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business

Veterans are well prepared to launch the next great startup. Many just need the right help to do so.
Ask Entrepreneur

Don't Buy Into the Lies -- It's Possible to Have a Career and a Family

Concerns about balance are valid, but don't let the naysayers keep you from your dreams.
Business Plans

4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

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.
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