Starting a Business

Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan
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Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

If you're sailing your boat without a rudder, you're going to lose control when the water gets rough. A growing business needs a sound operations plan to survive.
Marissa Mayer's New Role: Wonder Woman?
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Marissa Mayer's New Role: Wonder Woman?

As Google's 20th employee dons the CEO cap at Yahoo, she's also becoming the new poster child for working moms everywhere: She's expecting a baby boy in October.
Colleen DeBaise
How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work
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How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work

Campbell McKellar describes her vision for a different kind of co-working space -- one where individuals get to choose where they work.
Diana Ransom
How to Create a Vision Board for Business Ideas on Pinterest
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How to Create a Vision Board for Business Ideas on Pinterest

A quick guide to pinning down the big-picture view of your business.
Nadia Goodman
7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid
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7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.
Jane Porter
7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs
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7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.
Irving Fain
America's Small Business Heroes

Must Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.
The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships
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The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
Nina Kaufman
How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product
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How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

Selling subscriptions during the development phase allowed the company to pay the rent, and what you can learn from it.
Michelle Goodman
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million
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How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines
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Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines

When Apple introduced its Newsstand feature last October, this startup was poised to provide much of the digital content magazine subscribers wanted.
How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz
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How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

Marissa Lippert used a Kickstarter campaign and social media to create excitement and a customer base for her brick-and-mortar shop, Nourish. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
Colleen DeBaise
Lean Startups Need Business Plans, Too
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Lean Startups Need Business Plans, Too

Lean business planning doesn't mean no business planning. The formal written business plan has long been obsolete. A real business plan should grow organically, with regular review and revision.
Tim Berry
How Gigmark Turned the Mundane Flash Drive into a $10 Million Business
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How Gigmark Turned the Mundane Flash Drive into a $10 Million Business

Founders of this tech startup transformed the flash drive into an intelligent interactive marketing platform that produces real analytics.
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