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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

3 Vital Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

So you have the qualities needed to be an entrepreneur. But before you charge headlong into your own venture, think these issues through.
Starting a Business

First-Time Business Owners: A Brief Guide to Tax Filings

As a new business owner, you may be confused about what you owe in business taxes the first year out. Read this guide to get it done right.
Funding

The 3 Principle Sources of Funding Every Startup Needs

For many founders, raising money is the single most stressful part of getting their startups off the ground. Here's how to fix that.
Detroit

Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs

The Motor City offers a trained workforce and, soon, gigabit speed Internet along with very affordable real estate.
Starting a Business

Get Your Product Figured Out First

So many entrepreneurs make the same mistake: Focusing on the wrong things without figuring out the product they plan to sell.
Mentoring

The Sherpa Approach to Mentoring

Four guidelines for advising and guiding without taking ownership of an entrepreneur's vision.
Starting a Business

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Starting a Business

Couch to 5K? No Way. To Get Traction for Your Startup, Get Out There.

Four entrepreneurs tell how they experimented with different marketing techniques to find their first customers.
Starting a Business

13 Old-School Tips for New Wave Entrepreneurs

An experienced entrepreneur offers the freshman class lessons for building a startup.
Hiring Employees

Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link

Every employee plays a huge role in the early days of a new business. It's important to find the right ones.
Starting a Business

To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes

Succeeding in business requires, more than anything, an unflinchingly examination of the market.
Sharing Economy

How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Starting a Franchise Business

Why Corporate Refugees Like Franchising When They Answer the Entrepreneurial Call

Franchises offer lots that people find reassuring about the structure of the corporate job they are otherwise ready to chuck to start their own business.
Starting a Business

Failure and Rejection in Startups: 3 Things to Remember

Suffering from a recent rejection? Guess what? You're in good company.