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Starting a Business

Ready For Anything

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.
Starting a Business

How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business

A competent and compatible accountant is a must-have for new business owners. Here's how to find one.
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
Pitching Investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
Ready For Anything

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Long-term success is not due to luck or circumstance but to qualities anyone can acquire.
Infographics

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

A quick and dirty roadmap to launching a curated subscription box service in seven steps.
Pitching Investors

Participating in a Pitch Competition? You'll Probably Be Asked These Questions.

At Pitch Night NYC, a panel of judges grilled startup founders on fundamentals such as revenue streams and customer acquisition costs.
Small BizTips

Wow Customers by Adding Sprinkles to Your Retail Service

They may come in for fast, good and cheap -- but they'll come back for unique.
Hardware

How to Overcome the 4 Biggest Obstacles to Get Your New Hardware Product to Market

To overcome these challenges, you need to be creative, adaptable and absolutely focused.
Ready For Anything

6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

What should an entrepreneur do to convince themselves, as well as potential investors, that their business will work?
Online Business

This Site Is Helping Businesses Save on Merchandise Orders

An online buying club allows wholesale pricing for small businesses.
Ready For Anything

3 Simple Ways to Gain an Unfair Advantage in Your Business

How to think about the work that lies ahead so you can ignore the shiny distractions that could derail you.
Pricing

How to Set Prices When You're New in Business

Among the most nerve-wracking decisions when starting out is how much to charge. Researching the market and accurately tallying costs has a calming effect.
Crowdfunding

When Crowdfunding Goes Wrong, But the Product Is Just Right

Read about two high-potential products that failed on Kickstarter but still proved themselves to be the "comeback kids."