Starting a Business

Want to Be Successful? Stop Listening to 'Them.'
Take It From The Pros

Want to Be Successful? Stop Listening to 'Them.'

The first lesson of business success is why and how you just have to be you.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy
Business Ideas

10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy

Worried our economy is headed south? Here are 10 ideas to build a recession-proof business.
Susan Solovic
How to Nail a Sales Presentation
Starting a Business

How to Nail a Sales Presentation

Follow these steps -- both before and during -- to create and deliver effective sales presentations.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People
Ideas

To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People

Tap relationships – and needs – to get traction for your projects.
Poornima Vijayashanker
Don't Start an Online Business Unless You're Willing to Run the Gauntlet
Online Business

Don't Start an Online Business Unless You're Willing to Run the Gauntlet

A successful online business is a blissful way to make a living. Building a successful online business is a lot of hard work you may never get paid for.
Kimanzi Constable
A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really
Take It From The Pros

A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really

You must fine-tune your ability to acutely break down a problem and come up with an efficient solution.
Stephen Key
The Do's and Don'ts of Acing a Pitch Competition
Pitching

The Do's and Don'ts of Acing a Pitch Competition

These simple but important pointers will help you shine as you present your business to the judges.
Laura Entis
3 Signs You're Better Off Abandoning Your Idea
Failure

3 Signs You're Better Off Abandoning Your Idea

The best time to embrace failure is before it becomes catastrophe.
Stephen Tang
How to Talk to Your Very First Customers
Customer Relationship

How to Talk to Your Very First Customers

Creating valuable products requires getting valuable feedback. Who you talk to early on counts for a whole lot.
7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup
Startup Basics

7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup

Because there are so many unknowns after a business starts, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions.
Martin Zwilling
7 Tips for Cold-Calling Success
Starting a Business

7 Tips for Cold-Calling Success

The cold call can be painful. Here are some tips for getting through it successfully.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
To Succeed, Chill Out and Take One Thing at a Time
Entrepreneur Mindset

To Succeed, Chill Out and Take One Thing at a Time

Sometimes all the little things build up and can overwhelm an entrepreneur. According to the founder of Blind Barber, don't let them.
Jason Fell
How This Craft Cidery Got Off the Ground
Starting a Business

How This Craft Cidery Got Off the Ground

Learn how to get a craft cidery up and running from a startup that's been there.
Small Biz Thrives in Small Cities with These 3 Characteristics (Infographic)
Small Cities

Small Biz Thrives in Small Cities with These 3 Characteristics (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs should consider these factors when choosing their base of operations.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
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