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Starting a Business

Branding

Here's Everything That Can Go Wrong Naming Your Startup and How to Avoid It All

The innocent pleasure of naming your company can turn very unpleasant if you find out the hard way that name has a bad online reputation or a very different meaning in another language.
Business Plans

4 Reasons Your Business Plan Might Need to Be Trashed

While preparation is always good, no amount of charts can protect you from the realities of a 21st-century business world in permanent beta.
Pitching

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
Naming a Business

Your Brand Depends on Your Great Business Name Being Protected

Here are six strategies to craft a name that grabs attention, but not for legal reasons.
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
How To

Your Business, Only Leaner: How Savvy Outsourcing Can Save You Money

New outsourcing solutions give you alternatives for when you need to get things done quickly and inexpensively.
Starting a Business

The Flawless Way to Open a Business

Take these four steps to ensure that you start Day 1 on the right foot.
Apps

5 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Ignore If You Want Your App to Succeed

Should you build a business plan or seek patent protection for your app?
Startup Basics

Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
Advisory Boards

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

Selecting a board is a critical activity for entrepreneurs, as it can shape the course of a business. To ensure you are headed in the right direction, focus on these five questions.
Entrepreneurship

Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
Innovators

Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off the ground.
Project Grow

Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent the Wheel

It's easy to feel like everything is already set and there's no room for innovation. Don't believe it.
Big Data

The Ultimate Guide to Metrics for Business Leaders

Drive performance by focusing on key measurements in seven telling ways.
Failure

4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure

Israeli electric car company Better Place made several mistakes that by themselves wouldn't have spelled disaster. Combined though, they spelled calamity.