Starting a Business

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost
Starting a Business

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders
Growth Strategies

How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

To highlight Global Entrepreneurship Week, we took a look at how international entrepreneurs are starting to reel in Silicon-Valley-sized investments.
Neil Parmar
Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles
Starting a Business

Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Woodworkers carve out a niche with an offbeat, high-end product.
Jodi Helmer
4 Ways to Build a Culture of Innovation at Your Startup
Starting a Business

4 Ways to Build a Culture of Innovation at Your Startup

At a recent branding symposium in New York City, execs at Google and top-advertising firms shared their tips for spurring creativity.
Neil Parmar
Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Bottom Line?
Run a Better Business

Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Three tips for setting limits when family and friends ask for free services.
Nadia Goodman
How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers
Starting a Business

How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

Creating a business with the intent to sell demands forward-looking thinkingfrom the very beginning.
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Starting a Business

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
Michelle Juergen
Why Patents Won't Protect You
Starting a Business

Why Patents Won't Protect You

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
Ameen Khwaja
The Two Ps of Consumer Behavior: (Seeking) Pleasure and (Skirting) Pain
Starting a Business

The Two Ps of Consumer Behavior: (Seeking) Pleasure and (Skirting) Pain

Too many startups develop products and services for ‘assumed’ wants and perceived needs. What about designing solutions for deeper desires?
Michael Phillips Moskowitz
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
Scott Shane
How to Never Miss a Chance to Hype Your Startup
Entrepreneurs

How to Never Miss a Chance to Hype Your Startup

Student entrepreneur Brian Ballan shares his tips for promoting your brand whenever possible -- without being annoying.
Brian Ballan
How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour
Entrepreneurs

How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour

An inside look at how ten up and coming young entrepreneurs use their lunch hour to fuel their workdays.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick
Growth Strategies

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can't hurt. Here's how to find the Robin to your Batman.
Matthew Toren
A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)
Starting a Business

A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

At a forum on young entrepreneurship, a more complex vision for what starting up is like for people in countries outside the U.S.
Diana Ransom
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