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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.
Project Grow

How to Create Buzz on No Budget

Local Bigwig's Ray Madronio turned to big players in his industry to get free marketing help for his startup. Hear how he did it, plus expert tips.
Starting a Business

How to Shop for a Business Incubator

Incubators can be a great way to get a fledgling business off the ground -- but beware of marketing gimmicks that capitalize on eager entrepreneurs.
Starting a Business

7 Tips for Naming Your Business

Choosing the right name for your business can have a lasting impact when it comes to propelling a business to success. Here are tips in choosing the right one.
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Surviving Your Startup's First Year

One of the riskiest times for any business is when it's just begun. Here are five key steps to take to make sure your startup survives that tough first year.
Starting a Business

What to Do When Friends Want to Be Co-Founders

One of the toughest challenges a young entrepreneur may face is turning away friends who want to join their companies. Here are some options.
Starting a Business

How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

Millions of people have tuned into an 11-minute video of entrepreneur Caine Monroy's cardboard arcade creation, but how did that video catch on when so many others don't? To figure it out, we asked the experts to give us their best viral-video tips.
Starting a Business

7 Ways to Help Ensure Your Business Succeeds

In a changing economy, new strategies are required to survive and thrive as an entrepreneur.
Starting a Business

How to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

Professor Steve Blank says the quickest way to create the next Instagram is to move basic human social needs -- like friendship, dating and sex -- into the digital world.
Starting a Business

The Other Startup Generation

They've accumulated a wealth of experience and resources compared to Gen Yers -- but can boomers afford to take entrepreneurial risks?
Starting a Business

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
Starting a Business

The One Simple Task That Will Help Your Startup Succeed

Many startups fail because their founders don't take the time to talk to potential customers before opening. Here are a few tips on getting feedback effectively.
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.