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Starting a Business

Ready For Anything

Don't Be Intimidated By Giants in Your Market. Use These Strategies to Figure Out Who Your Real Competition Is.

It may seem like that big incumbent is a major threat, but they could be sleeping on the job.
Starting a Business

How to (Politely) Get Someone to Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement

It's a tricky request that can sink a pitch before anyone ever hears it.
The Digest

This Extreme Extrovert Started a Multimillion-Dollar Wellness Snack Company After Her Stint in the Peace Corps Was Cut Short

Lisa Curtis was introduced to the healthful moringa plant after volunteering to work in Africa. Her company recently raised $6 million.
Starting a Business

3 Ways to Discover a Business Idea That Works

A business idea doesn't have to blow people's minds, but it can't make their eyes glaze over, either. Here are three ways to find your entrepreneurial sweet spot.
Ready For Anything

This Software Simplifies Building and Sticking to a Business Plan

Bizplan Premium is a step-by-step business builder that takes your ideas from concept to completion.
Franchise 500

24 Top-Ranked, Affordable Franchises You Can Buy for $25,000 or Less

These low-cost franchises are worth your time, energy and investment.
Running a Business

5 Customer Service Rules to Boost Your Profit by 18 Percent

Utilize innovative solutions and technology to engage and retain your customers.
Ready For Anything

How to Turn Your Good Idea Into a Great One

A former Silicon Valley VC leads this course on fool-proof idea validation.

Consciousness and Competency Are the Building Blocks of Your Dispensary Business

Success running a dispensary requires boldly jumping in without kidding yourself about how much you don't know.
Design

How This Design Firm Maintains Its Vision and Strategy

Any space can be refined with the right concepts in place.
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5 Things Not to Do When You're Running a Small Business

Here are the lessons I learned from my first attempt at running a business, making my second time around much smoother.
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10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Business

If you're opening a restaurant where five restaurants have failed, make sure you find out why.
Alcohol

The Story Behind the Launch of Gary Vaynerchuk's Empathy Wines

Jon Troutman and Nate Scherotter, co-founders of new direct-to-consumer winery Empathy Wines, share the details on how they started the business with renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
Starting a Business

Here's How Lenny Kravitz Creates Something Out of Nothing in Business and Art

The music and style icon discusses his latest passion project, Twice, a mission-driven oral care brand.
Ready For Anything

The Rules for Leading a Navy SEAL Team Are the Same as Leading a Startup. I Know, I've Done Both.

Alden Mills, creator of Perfect Pushup and former military commander, outlines the mindset and tactics for success.