Starting a Business

How to Find Real Customers for Your Startup
Finding Customers

How to Find Real Customers for Your Startup

Tips for mastering the tricky first step of turning your idea into a viable business.
Derek Lidow
5 Signs Your Startup Is Destined to Fail
Ready To Launch

5 Signs Your Startup Is Destined to Fail

It's never too early to address harbingers like consistent turnover and your own cluelessness.
Jayson DeMers
Study: Millennials Are Lagging When It Comes to Entrepreneurship
Millennials

Study: Millennials Are Lagging When It Comes to Entrepreneurship

A smaller percentage of those born from 1982 to 2000 are self-employed compared to generations past, according to data from the Census Bureau.
Laura Entis
21 Shades of Entrepreneurial Emotion
Entrepreneur Network

21 Shades of Entrepreneurial Emotion

Entrepreneur Network partner James Stew presents the joys (and moments of anger, frustration, sadness, etc.) of owning your own business.
Entrepreneur Network
Entrepreneurs: Here's How To Make Sure You Get Paid
Freelancers

Entrepreneurs: Here's How To Make Sure You Get Paid

Having a payment policy in place can help you avoid dealing with a deadbeat.
John Rampton
Psst! Check Out These Pro Tips to Help Your Specialty Food Business Succeed
Startup Advice

Psst! Check Out These Pro Tips to Help Your Specialty Food Business Succeed

Need a mentor? Find out what these specialty food industry insiders have to say about creating a profitable business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Mark Cuban Thinks You're More Stuck up Than He Is. Is That Even Possible?
Shark Tank Weekly

Mark Cuban Thinks You're More Stuck up Than He Is. Is That Even Possible?

Meanwhile, a honey alternative gets a bunch of sharks buzzed about making a deal.
Brian O'Connor
6 Lean Startup Lessons From the Co-Founder of the Lean Startup Company
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6 Lean Startup Lessons From the Co-Founder of the Lean Startup Company

Heather McGough of Lean Startup shares her wisdom on mindset, disruption and more.
Jeff Boss
How This Mattress Company Got the Attention of New York Jet Eric Decker
Business Unusual

How This Mattress Company Got the Attention of New York Jet Eric Decker

This is what happens when a direct-to-consumer luxury mattress maker and celebrity backers get into bed together.
Michelle Goodman
How an Indian Startup Is Using Customer Service to Edge Out the Competition
Customer Experience

How an Indian Startup Is Using Customer Service to Edge Out the Competition

Designhill offers customers 100 percent refunds on its logo-design service, no questions asked.
Brian Hughes
How an Engineer's Desire to Keep His Keys Organized Led to a Business
Business Unusual

How an Engineer's Desire to Keep His Keys Organized Led to a Business

Here are the five steps Michel Tunney used to take his idea from a Kickstarter campaign to retail stores.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your First Business
Startup Mistakes

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your First Business

A new entrepreneur's 'fast-success' launch of a fitness center proved to have some unhealthy aspects.
Paul Evans
The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer
Fundraising

The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer

You want to hear "yes,'' and you will survive hearing "no,'' but you can't work with a "maybe'' that never ends.
Alex Iskold
8 Big Business Tenets That Don't Work for Startups
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8 Big Business Tenets That Don't Work for Startups

Large companies with existing resources and qualified people have different rules than the little guys for innovative efforts.
Martin Zwilling