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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
Starting a Business

Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma

A community service certification requirement aims to spread some om to those in need.
Starting a Business

How Two Friends Turned a Crafty Hobby into a Business

In a business that's not only fun but therapeutic, these two childhood friends have been lucky with word-of-mouth and press coverage.
Starting a Business

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
Starting a Business

Startup Basics: How to Master the Fundamentals

Stick to these four proven principles to keep your business growing -- and successful.
Starting a Business

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
Starting a Business

Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

Inventors and entrepreneurs made their case on the debut episode of PBS's "Everyday Edisons" new season, but not all of them seemed quite ready to do so.
Starting a Business

From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

Competition site Kaggle makes predictive modeling more effective and efficient--and a lot more fun.
Starting a Business

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
Starting a Business

The Business Model for Disruption

For groundbreaking companies like Twitter and Pinterest, business plans take a backseat to growing traffic. Thanks to the excitement over the expected Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like the dot-...
Starting a Business

A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

Justin Gold put the squeeze on his product and found success in natural foods.
Starting a Business

Three Ways to Get a Niche Product into Retailers

After inventing a wallet that keeps people's credit-card data safe, Michael Aiello of DIFRWear faced a dual challenge: Educating customers about his unusual product, then getting retailers to sell it.
Starting a Business

A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs

One isn't always the loneliest number. In fact, it may be all that's needed to operate a successful business.
Starting a Business

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.
Starting a Business

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.