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Starting a Business

Hobby Businesses

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Turning Your Hobby into a Business

Aspiring hobby entrepreneurs must consider how much they're willing to sacrifice to make their passion a profession.
Startup Tips

4 Reasons Small Cities Are Better for Business

The short commutes in a community grateful that you started a business are just the beginning of the benefits.
Ready for Anything

Answer These 7 Questions Before Starting Your Side Business

Take stock of the assets you have and create a realistic plan to define your purpose, gather resources and develop market insights.
Franchises

After a Brush With Shark Tank Fame, This Woman Closed Her Business for Her Dream Franchise

A small-business owner took her original plan to Shark Tank before scrapping it and buying a franchise.
Starting a Business

Generating Positive Reviews from Your Airbnb Guests

It's guest feedback that will make your travel hosting business a success – or kill it faster than you can say "lumpy beds and a dirty bathroom." Discover the secret to eliciting thumbs-up feedback fr...
Business Lessons

The 5 Lessons I've Learned From 5 Years as an Entrepreneur

What I'd tell the 21-year-old version of myself if I could go back in time.
Immigrants

Immigrant-entrepreneurs: America's Greatest Asset

Immigrants "get the job done," as a laudatory moment in the hit show "Hamilton" phrases it.
Ask Entrepreneur

Can a Great Bloody Mary Cure a Bar's Financial Hangover?

An annual festival aims to raise a glass -- and the profits -- of independent bars and taverns.
Starting a Business

How to Handle Airbnb Guests Who Break the Rules

Not all guests will be cooperative and follow the rules. Here are the guidelines you should follow when they don't.
Disruption

Why Disrupting an Industry Is Overrated

It's good if your product or service is disruptive, but it shouldn't be the main goal.
Startup Success Stories

This Startup Raised $215,000 Defying Gender Stereotypes to Empower Girls

What do you do when your little girl wants rocket ships and trains on her dresses?
Starting a Business

The Secret to Starting a Business Is Managing the Changes

Going in a new direction requires adjustments. The key is doing what needs to be done at your pace.
Failure

What Are Mindsets That Hold Entrepreneurs Back?

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Summit Consulting Group CEO Alan Weiss about his perspective on why entrepreneurs often fail.
Security

Why Physical Security For Your Business Is Just as Critical as Online Security

Security doesn't just increase safety. It increases the legitimacy of your business.