Starting a Business

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur
Take It From The Pros

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Peruse this list to find out if your temperament and traits indicate you're the type to mastermind a startup.
John Rampton
Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine
Mission Statement

Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine

Make yours meaningful by defining goals and specific strategies for customers, the enterprise and owners. Or skip one if there's no business purpose for it.
Tim Berry
Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.
Startups

Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.

Startups need passionate employees who will help drive growth. Here's how to impress founders and earn your place.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan
How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Project Grow

How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

In this podcast, one social entrepreneur shares his incredible startup story.
Lewis Howes
How to Avoid Trademark Infringement
Ask the Expert

How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.
Doug Wolf
6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs
Starting Up

6 Secret Weapons of Shy Entrepreneurs

Shyness doesn't have to keep you from success. In some ways, it can work to your advantage.
Jacqueline Whitmore
In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups
New Orleans

In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
Jason Fell
10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers
Accounting

10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers

Understand your accounting department's methods and foster a process to improve efficiency, transparency and solid reporting.
Jeff Epstein
Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember
Mission Statement

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.
Mike Kappel
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking
Ask the Expert

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.
Doug Wolf
Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?
Take It From The Pros

Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?

New ecommerce firms need to scope out a strategy to lure customers over their virtual thresholds.
Deepak Agarwal
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
David G. Oberdick
Master Your Zen to Improve a Startup's Cash Flow
Focus

Master Your Zen to Improve a Startup's Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs could take six lessons from yoga to enrich their business and worklife.
The Ramen Noodle Startup Menu
Budgeting

The Ramen Noodle Startup Menu

Give these five budget-slicing moves a whirl when launching a new business.
Jamie Pennington and Sarah Crossman Sullivan
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