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Starting a Business

National Small Business Week

Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week

Feel like you're there by livestreaming today's Small Business Week workshops and inspiring speeches.
Proprietary Information

Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.

To enjoy legal protections for a product whether it's perfume or foot powder, do more than insert fancy terms on its packaging.
National Small Business Week

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The Small Business Administration is looking to level the funding playing field across the country.
Project Grow

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
Consulting business

Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business

If done correctly, a consulting business can be lucrative for an entrepreneur. To get people on the right path, here are three mistakes to avoid.
Starting a Business

Growing Big From a Small Start

This entrepreneur started selling study guides from his dorm room but explains that why and where you begin is less important than the clarity of your vision and inspiring people to dream the future a...
Entrepreneurship

The 10 Most Shockingly Untrue Entrepreneurial Myths, Exposed

Popular wisdom says if you don't quit your job right now, you'll end up miserable and poor. Don't drink the Kool-Aid.
Mistakes

17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

Distracted by daily tasks and critical goals, most entrepreneurs let seemingly unimportant issues slip through the cracks.
Entrepreneurship

Why Americans Don't Want to Start New Businesses

New data show new business growth has slowed since 2008. It shouldn't be hard to see why.
Job Growth

How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.
Jobs

Eager to Join a Startup? 3 Tips to Engineer a Mutual Match

Seeking a job at a young company? Network and sell your skills; the challenges and rewards can be immense.
Scalability

Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

There are four areas you have look into to see if you're ready to scale. If not, you risk losing it all.
Immigrants

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they land...
Project Grow

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Advisory Board 101

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Attracting advisors is one thing but if you forget to do this important step, you could put the relationship in jeopardy.