Starting a Business

Starting a Business

6 Key Elements of a Good Business Plan

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Peter S. Cohan
Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites
Entrepreneurs

Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites

Upending the paper invite isn't the only goal for this company. Changing the way people communicate is the larger challenge for young visionaries Alexa and James Hirschfeld.
Diana Ransom
7 Simple Tech Tools That Can Make Starting Up Easy
Starting a Business

7 Simple Tech Tools That Can Make Starting Up Easy

These gadgets and services can help a startup get off the ground without the hassle of more complex technology.
Jonathan Blum
7 Second-Act Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

7 Second-Act Entrepreneurs

These well-known Americans overcame bad times in midlife to reach business fame and fortune.
Michelle V. Rafter
Is Working at a Startup a Waste of Time for Future Founders?
Starting a Business

Is Working at a Startup a Waste of Time for Future Founders?

After a recent blog post detailing the vagaries of life at startups hit the web, we asked young treps to share their own experiences as start-up employees.
Brian Patrick Eha
How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear
Starting a Business

How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
Margaret Littman
Starting a Business

From Zero to ‘Shark Tank’ Hero in 3 Months Flat

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
Community and the Value of a 'Kinky' Business Idea
Starting a Business

Community and the Value of a 'Kinky' Business Idea

Do others feel your pain? Then you might just have a great business idea. A recent online kerfuffle underscores the power in harnessing the passion of a community.
Laura Lorber
Startup Must-Haves: Perseverance and Optimism (Infographic)
Starting a Business

Startup Must-Haves: Perseverance and Optimism (Infographic)

Starting your own business is a marathon of facing tough decisions.
Catherine Clifford
How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product
Starting a Business

How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product

Choosing the right manufacturing partner is one of the most important decisions to make as a startup. Here are tips to find a winner right out of the gate.
Christopher Hann
Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)

A proposed measure intended to encourage more high-tech startups is misguided, our columnist argues. Increasing academic research funding is the better route for fostering innovation.
Scott Shane
No Money for Ads? How to Win Customers
Starting a Business

No Money for Ads? How to Win Customers

Allison O'Neill, owner of children's retail shop Bundle in New York, partners with about a dozen similar small businesses to compete against the big players. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
Colleen DeBaise
6 Tech Startups With a Fun Spin on Fitness
Starting a Business

6 Tech Startups With a Fun Spin on Fitness

Tech companies are taking the tedium out of training. Here are a few of our favorite digital fitness options.
Jennifer Wang
Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche
Starting a Business

Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

Boutique health clubs are competing with established players like 24 Hour Fitness by creating unique ways to break a sweat. Here are four that are changing the way we work out.
Katherine Duncan
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