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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

Tim Haskell has transformed the first haunted house in New York City into a mix of theatre, audience participation and scares that won't stop evolving.
Starting a Business

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
Starting a Business

Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

KFC has found a new use for your car's cup holder -- a lesson to all innovators out there: You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a good idea.
Starting a Business

How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

The co-founder of Fleksy explains how focusing on a niche demographic prepared him for the mass market.
Starting a Business

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Gamification and the Importance of Play

Playfulness, as most entrepreneurs will tell you, can help alleviate the anxiety and stress that go hand-in-hand with owning a business.
Starting a Business

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."
Starting a Business

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
Starting a Business

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Unleash Their Inner Artist

Here are five ways to let your creative side shine to be a better entrepreneur.
Growth Strategies

Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success

There's a way to do what you love and make a living at it. Here's one entrepreneur's success story.
Starting a Business

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.
Starting a Business

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
Starting a Business

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong pr...
Starting a Business

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

If you're looking to launch a business while still in school, here are a few lessons learned from StudyMode founder Blaine Vess.
Starting a Business

30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

The urge to start up can come on suddenly and powerfully. Here's how College Trep columnist Mark Burns got the entrepreneurial bug.
Starting a Business

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

Before starting up, you might work at one to gain experience. Here's how to rise to the top.