Starting a Business

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.
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
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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)
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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
When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal
Starting a Business

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.
Jeremy Liew
Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation
Starting a Business

Gurbaksh Chahal: What I Learned Starting a Foundation

After committing $1 million to launch a nonprofit, the serial entrepreneur shares three things he learned along the way.
Gurbaksh Chahal
The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups
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The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups

Seller financing has advantages for both sides of a deal.
Michelle Goodman
Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband
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Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
Paula Andruss
Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices
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Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices

A low-tech material protects high-tech products and reduces waste.
Jodi Helmer
Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'
Starting a Business

Lessons in Second Chances From 'Project Runway All Stars'

Five lessons for entrepreneurs from designers who are getting a second chance at success.
Lindsay LaVine
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