Starting a Business

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things
Starting a Business

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

In his new book Smart People Should Build Things, the founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang offers up advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin getting their startup dream off the ground.
Andrew Yang
Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz
Starting a Business

Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz

Companies may have been able to get ahead before with cool ideas -- but not anymore.
Erika Trautman

Ready to Drop Your Recruiter? Not So Fast.

A reader wants to break from the agency that connects it with clients. Our business expert offers some words of encouragement – and caution.
Dave Lavinsky
Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees
Take It From The Pros

Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees

Not everyone has the personality to be a franchisee. Here's what you should know before you make the jump.
Joe Prusha
3 Critical Checkpoints When Entrepreneurs Should Seek Advice
Growth Strategies

3 Critical Checkpoints When Entrepreneurs Should Seek Advice

It's a fact that the journey for entrepreneurs is full of unknowns. And while many founders are encouraged to pave their own innovative path, there are a few scenarios when seeking advice is a must.
Kai Sato
Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round
Finance

Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round

Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.
A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch
Marketing

A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

Gwen Dean is leaving her full-time job as a machine engineer to follow her dream of being a full-time puppeteer. And she delivered the message to her boss in the form of a Super Bowl commercial.
Catherine Clifford
Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'
Entrepreneurs

Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Here are five important reasons why the younger generation may be more inclined to be the entrepreneurs of the near future.
Dan Schawbel
8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year
Starting a Business

8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

A financial advisor shares advice on how to keep your investments in check.
7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup
America's Small Business Heroes

7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.
Paula Andruss
What Are You Willing to Do for the Business You Hate?
Starting a Business

What Are You Willing to Do for the Business You Hate?

To figure out how to get into the business you love, you have to think about how to best use the business you hate.
Elizabeth Bates
3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry
Starting a Business

3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry

With space and mentorship, the Hot Bread Kitchen incubator provides a location for food startups to start cooking up a storm.
Brittany VanBibber and Justin Snyder
9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail
Run a Better Business

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
Steve Tobak
Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.
Kate Taylor
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