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Starting a Business

Legal Issues

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.
Customer Service

Delivering World-Class Service on a Startup Budget

Top-notch customer service doesn't need to be costly. Here are three ways new ventures can provide amazing service without breaking the bank.
Starting a Business

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
AlleyNYC

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Introductions are vital to good networking. Here are 7 ways to not screw it up.
Leadership

2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment.
Starting a Business

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

You must analyze the market and the opportunity to see if you should move forward, or pivot.
Ask Entrepreneur

How to Start an International Travel Tour Business

Reaching out to trade and government agencies are important first steps in starting a tour business.
Ideas

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don't catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
Failure

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.
Internships

Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

The arrangement can result in a true learning experience on both sides.
Startups

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.
Corporate Social Responsibility

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Difficult though it is to calculate ROI on doing good, startups find social responsibility connects them sooner with customers, investors and committed employees.
Project Grow

4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

Er, calm down and take it easy, an entrepreneur reminds herself. Not everyone will understand a novel concept from Day 1.
Naming a Business

How to Name Your Startup

Three tips for accomplishing one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a business.