Starting a Business

This Company Helps Create Fundable Prototypes Fast
Ready To Launch

This Company Helps Create Fundable Prototypes Fast

An L.A. accelerator focuses on hardware prototyping.
The 'Shark Tank' Enjoys an Embarrassment of Riches: 4 Strong Proposals
Shark Tank

The 'Shark Tank' Enjoys an Embarrassment of Riches: 4 Strong Proposals

But only three of those four entrepreneurs walked away with a deal.
Brian O'Connor
5 Tips for Setting Your Optimum Price
Setting prices

5 Tips for Setting Your Optimum Price

The customer perception of the value of your offering may surprise you, but it's what counts the most.
Doug and Polly White
3 Ways to Connect With Entrepreneurs Online
Forums

3 Ways to Connect With Entrepreneurs Online

Have a question? Need advice? Looking for connections? You're not alone anymore, and these resources prove it.
Tim Burd
5 Points of Wisdom the Wright Brothers Can Offer About Leading Big Change
Inspiration

5 Points of Wisdom the Wright Brothers Can Offer About Leading Big Change

Learn from these Fathers of Flight how to confront your challenges, and your own dream just might take flight.
Patti Johnson
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