Starting a Business

Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner
Starting a Business

Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner

To keep your business running smoothly, it's crucial to have a clear division of duties. Here's how to set up a business with shared responsibilities-- for greater satisfaction and greater rewards.
Paula Andruss
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
Andrea Huspeni
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing
Starting a Business

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
Andrea Huspeni
10 Best States for Starting a Business
Growth Strategies

10 Best States for Starting a Business

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study out this week breaks down what each state in the U.S. is doing to promote small-business growth.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy

In two surveys released today, small-business owners report being more optimistic about their company's future, though concerns persist about government regulation, the economy, taxes and health care.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers
Starting a Business

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
Jennifer Wang
How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup
Starting a Business

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.
Michael Phillips Moskowitz
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist
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Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.
Jennifer Wang
College Startup Rethinks Laundry
Starting a Business

College Startup Rethinks Laundry

A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
Jodi Helmer
Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup
Starting a Business

Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup

As investment grows in education technology, more entrepreneurs are looking to start businesses. Here are tips from those in the trenches.
Colleen DeBaise
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas
Starting a Business

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
Stephen Key
The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business
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The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

A new report ranks the top cities for startups based on lending, business friendliness, hiring pool and local economy.
Jenna Goudreau
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs
Starting a Business

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Matt Villano
The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses
Starting a Business

The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses

A profitable startup that can make the world a better place? It's a win-win.
Grant Davis
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