Starting a Business

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Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Sole-proprietorship, partnership, LLC or corporation? All have their advantages – and their drawbacks. Expert Alex Katz breaks down each one for us.
Startups

Applying What I Learned in Corporate Finance Improved My Startup's Culture

The button-down corporate world knows a lot about how to make a business work for the long term.
Finding Customers

How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Businesses take time to build, but there are a few tricks to snagging key clients quickly and getting your company off the ground immediately.
Starting a Business

Do More Homework Before Launching Your Business

One of the most grueling tasks of starting a business happens to be one of the most important.
Crowdfunding

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Don't fall into these traps when organizing and launching your crowdfunding campaign.
Partnerships

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.
AlleyNYC

The Hot Startups in the DreamIt Ventures NYC Class of 2014

Here's a close look at the companies of 2014 DreamIt New York City.
Young Entrepreneurs

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

A millennial and a business owner? These tips might strike a chord.
AlleyNYC

Meet the Next Class of 500 Startups

Introducing the next class of 500 Startups' accelerator program.
Scalability

How to Recruit and Hire the Team You Need at Each Phase of Startup Growth

Every company embarks on a unique journey but hiring the right people is one thing they all have in common.
Patents

A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

The cost of a patent attorney is daunting for independent inventors but a government program makes it affordable, if you qualify.
AlleyNYC

Meet a Company That IS Changing the World

Library For All provides digital libraries to poverty-stricken countries. Know them.
Leasing

5 Lease-Term Questions Facing Every Entrepreneur

Selecting offices is a tricky balance of cost, location, function and the intangible message your space sends to customers and employees.
Family Businesses

5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships

Family may come first, but follow these five tried-and-tested tips to ensure your relationship can survive and thrive as a business partnership.
Starting a Business

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, that's a recipe for disaster.
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