Starting Up

Starting a Business

The One Controversial Thing You Should Do Before Starting Your Business

After realizing he wasn't really moving forward at his startup, founder Alex Lorton decided to make a big change in his approach to the entrepreneurial world.
Entrepreneurship

The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

As people are trying to navigate away from the 'corporate jungle' towards the land of supposed 'entrepreneurial utopia,' a lot of misconceptions arise. Here are five big ones.
Mentors

Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
Loans

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Women Entrepreneurs

You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

Businesses owned by women are booming in the South. Check out this infographic to see how your state matches up.
Leadership

4 Hidden Elements of Leadership to Learn Before Starting Up

Before setting out on your next business venture, do a personal inventory of yourself to see where you stand.
Starting a Business

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Don't spend so much time preparing for love, or launching a business, dive in and gain the experience.
Veterans

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
Pitching Investors

Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School.
Starting a Business

5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a challenge and often entrepreneurs need guidance in various areas. Here five established founders reveal their tips for getting a new business off the ground.
Wisdom

The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received.
Co-founders

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.
Motivation

Money Is Not What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Tick

It's easier to make money with a job. Entrepreneurs who succeed do it because it is hard.
Small Businesses

If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges.