Starting a Business

Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward
Customer Experience

Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward

Find out what it means to invest 'from the inside out,' so your payoff will be well worth the grind.
Adam Root
How I Tripled My Salary in Less Than One Year After Getting Fired
Freelancers

How I Tripled My Salary in Less Than One Year After Getting Fired

This Entrepreneur contributor also rejected bad clients, set his own hourly rates and worked at something he loved.
Han-Gwon Lung
4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time
Business Optimization

4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time

No one will even read your epic novel of a plan in this age of short bursts of information. Create a 10-page pitch deck instead.
Adam Callinan
The Entrepreneurial Chicken-or-Egg Dilemma
Sales

The Entrepreneurial Chicken-or-Egg Dilemma

It's hard to sell a product before it exists. It's also hard to perfect an offering without steady cash flow.
5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It
Business Optimization

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It

Most plans fail to achieve their objective and end up misrepresenting the business.
Tallat Mahmood
OK, So You're Not Google. You Can Still Compete With It for Top Talent.
Hiring

OK, So You're Not Google. You Can Still Compete With It for Top Talent.

You might not be able to pay as much as the big guys, but there are ways to acquire and keep the best candidates out there for your startup.
Meghan M. Biro
Are Business 'Masterminds' a Scam?
Mastermind Groups

Are Business 'Masterminds' a Scam?

When they fail, they fail big. But a well-run mastermind can transport your startup into the future.
Jay Fiset
The 10 Daily Roles of a Startup Entrepreneur
Ready To Launch

The 10 Daily Roles of a Startup Entrepreneur

Figurehead, visionary, decider, grunt. Was there a role here you didn't expect?
Jayson DeMers
7 Costly Startup Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid
Ready To Launch

7 Costly Startup Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

The number of resources available to founders can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many can backfire.
Peter Gasca
Easy Startup = Hard Success
Success

Easy Startup = Hard Success

Schooling, mentoring, and experience may be hard, but they make success that much easier.
Steve Tobak
Headed to Cuba for Business? ¡Cuidado!
Cuba

Headed to Cuba for Business? ¡Cuidado!

A startup founder recounts a tale of woe and offers eight tips for how to avoid something similar.
Ryan McMunn
Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups
Ready To Launch

Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups

Some entrepreneurs forget that they need an innovative business model along with an innovative solution to have a successful startup.
Martin Zwilling
How to Weather the Storms of a Startup
Ready To Launch

How to Weather the Storms of a Startup

Running a successful startup means more rainy days than bright, clear skies. Here's how to not end up all wet.
Cynthia Johnson
6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top
Inspiration

6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top

Richard Branson, Tim Westergren and James Dyson all refused to be part of the 'failure culture.'
Neil Patel