Starting a Business

Coaches Corner

To Beat Ecommerce Rivals, Know Your Shipping Options

By asking yourself these five questions, you can better understand what your company needs and how to stay competitive.
Business Circle

3 Fundamentals Learned the Hard Way About Generating PR for a Startup

You learned your customer's problem and offered a solution. That's the basic idea for selling your story to journalists, too.
Entrepreneurs

This Startup Wants to Change How Car Insurance Works

Metromile has created a device that captures mileage data to determine how much people should pay for their insurance policies.
Business Name

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It's important that you get it right the first time.
Working at a Startup

6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup

While the corporate career path may offer perks and a safety net, working at a startup provides you a number of benefits.
Failure

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

The top reason might surprise you. Or perhaps it won't.
College Entrepreneurs

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.
Success Strategies

4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup

Success is never guaranteed but when we get the basics right, it is much more likely.
Starting a Business

Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.
Crowdsourcing

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Starting a Business

3 Personality Types That Can Make the Startup Rollercoaster a Bumpy Ride

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.
Freight Brokerage Business

Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.
Ask Entrepreneur

The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.
Taxes

What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'

Working without a salary for equity might feel like pitching in at your neighbor's barn raising but the government doesn't see it that way.
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
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