Starting a Business

Starting a Business

5 Crucial Steps for Launching a Business This Year

Find an unmet niche in your industry and implement a strong business map to successfully launch your new business.
Finance Your Business

The Paperwork You Must Complete for a Friends or Family Business Loan

Even if good old Dad is the one financing your startup, there's paperwork that must be filled out to keep everything on the up and up.
Growth Strategies

How Uber Used a Simplified Business Model to Disrupt the Taxi Industry

By offering all three benefits of a price- and proposition-simplifier, Uber's founders were able to create a service no one knew they needed.
Infographics

Up and Coming U.S. Cities for Your Business (Infographic)

While Silicon Valley may seem like the right place for your startup, check out some other options first.
Growth Hacking

8 Businesses Defying the Downturn of the Global Economy

Trucking, virtual learning and gambling online are businesses likely to weather any short-range economic uncertainty.
Business

Hard Truths and Tips About Borrowing From Friends and Family

If you're planning to get a loan from friends or family, find out what can go wrong before money exchanges hands.
Hobbies

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Profitable Business Venture

Work on your hobby, learn about sales and marketing and dedicate yourself to steady improvement.
Entrepreneur Network

When to Hire Virtual Assistants and Outsource Help

Consider which roles are suited for outsourcing, and use the right tools for hiring and managing virtual workers.
Infographics

9 Ways to Make Your Customers Happy (Infographic)

Happy customers are a core component of a healthy, profitable company.
Side Hustle

10 New Ideas for Making Money on the Side

There is no better use for spare time than turning it into spare money.
Business

What You Need to Know About Impending New Overtime Regulations

Proactive companies have an opportunity to audit employee pay classifications and prepare for the regulations should they take effect.
Networking

5 People You Need to Meet If You Want to Start a Business

Mentors. Community mavens. Peers. All have something to offer you and your business, if you know how to ask.
Startups

Local Startup Communities Are Helping Build the National Tech Landscape

Some of the most exciting innovations in transportation and virtual reality are happening in tech communities far from Silicon Valley.
Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping the Smartest Way

Working as a consultant or freelancer in your target market gets you paid to gain greater insight for your startup's success.
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