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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.
Starting a Business

Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

A Kauffman Foundation report finds entrepreneurship declined last year, with fewer men starting companies.
Starting a Business

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
Starting a Business

Someone Has Your Same Startup Idea? Move Fast, Launch First

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the importance of moving quickly when competition is stiff.
Project Grow

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
worth-knowing

Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

After years of struggle, the golf cap company stands out in a crowded market with a customized approach to selling.
Starting a Business

What Angel Investors Want Now

The second annual Halo Report released today shows where angels are excited to invest, both by sector and geographically, and how much they are commonly investing.
Starting a Business

The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup

Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.
Starting a Business

Attention College Treps: The 10 Best Cities to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

With graduation day just around the corner, find out the best places for new grads to live.
Inspiring Your Team

Can NYC Keep Its Startup Prowess? A New Report Shines Doubt

With New York City's talent pool in possible jeopardy, entrepreneurs may soon reconsider Silicon Alley as a startup destination.
Starting a Business

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
Starting a Business

Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections

Taplister helps customers and bartender up-to-date on what's being poured at their favorite bars.
Starting a Business

A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich.
Starting a Business

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.