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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Creating a business plan is important. But the trick is in learning how to leverage it to best get funding.
Starting a Business

Race to the Top Goes to College

President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
Starting a Business

What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

Think more like an artist and you'll unleash the kind of creativity and forward thinking that makes the greatest entrepreneurs thrive.
Starting a Business

Starbucks, Casino 'Whales' and the 80/20 Pricing Power Curve

By focusing on your customers who are willing to spend more money on your products, you'll increase sales revenue as you decrease sales efforts.
Starting a Business

Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Fabrice Grinda expands on International Idea Arbitrage and how to execute existing ideas in emerging markets.
Starting a Business

How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

Behind every great entrepreneur, there's often a great mentor. Here's how to find one and turn this person into your biggest asset.
Starting a Business

4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

When you feel down, try these tips to fight self-doubt and get back to running your business.
Starting a Business

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
Starting a Business

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business mark...
Starting a Business

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founder...
Starting a Business

Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

Virool gives businesses a self-serve, social video advertising platform to help get the kind of exposure that only a viral hit can bring.
Starting a Business

Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.
Starting a Business

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
Starting a Business

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
Starting a Business

With Its Eye on High Schoolers, LinkedIn Announces University Pages

Wanting to expand its reach and get users hooked at a younger age, LinkedIn announces a new service targeted towards prospective college students.