Startup Basics

Are You Ready to Run the Race of Running a Business?
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Are You Ready to Run the Race of Running a Business?

You'll have to be in shape for a 50-meter dash one day, a 10K chug the next and a grueling full marathon most of the time.
Alp Mimaroglu
The 4 Stages of Enterprise Maturity: From Startup to Self-Sustaining
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The 4 Stages of Enterprise Maturity: From Startup to Self-Sustaining

At each stage, you must undertake specific tasks, acquire new organizational skills and expand your leadership competencies to meet the demands of a changing and growing business.
Derek Lidow
5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business
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5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business

Here are a few lessons I learned from my first attempt at running a business, making my second time around much smoother.
Maria Rapetskaya
The Top 7 Legal Documents for Every Startup
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The Top 7 Legal Documents for Every Startup

Put each of these in place sooner than later to avoid costly legal battles down the road.
Matt Faustman
How HR Data Can Help Growing Startups Make Better Decisions
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How HR Data Can Help Growing Startups Make Better Decisions

'The sooner you start collecting that data, the better off you'll be,' says Namely CEO Matt Straz.
Stephen J. Bronner
5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts
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5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts

A VC professional shares his thoughts on team building, timing and more.
Joseph Ansanelli
Eternal Sunshine of a Flawless Plan: Winning Startup Strategies
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Eternal Sunshine of a Flawless Plan: Winning Startup Strategies

Ever see the 2004 Kate Winslet/Jim Carrey film? Turns out it has a lot in common with an entrepreneurial startup.
Dipti Parmar
10 Leadership Tips for Fresh-Faced Entrepreneurs
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10 Leadership Tips for Fresh-Faced Entrepreneurs

We ask CEOs of companies featured in the Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index: What advice do you have for someone new to running a company?
Tanya Benedicto Klich
5 Risks Every Entrepreneur Will Need to Take
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5 Risks Every Entrepreneur Will Need to Take

You will lose you day job, you will tie up personal finances, and you will bet everything on a central idea. And you will love it.
Anna Johansson
10 Myths of Self-Employment You Need to Know Before It's Too Late
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10 Myths of Self-Employment You Need to Know Before It's Too Late

People who are self-employed must be unemployable, lonely and desperate. Or, not.
Neil Patel
6 Tips for How to Build Your Startup's Brand From Scratch
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6 Tips for How to Build Your Startup's Brand From Scratch

How does your brand talk? Dress? Make its choices of movies and food? No, these are not crazy questions.
Jayson DeMers
4 Tips for Breaking Into an Industry You Know Nothing About
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4 Tips for Breaking Into an Industry You Know Nothing About

How this couple successfully founded an ecommerce startup without knowing the first thing about high-end retail.
Nina Zipkin
This Company Helps Create Fundable Prototypes Fast
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This Company Helps Create Fundable Prototypes Fast

An L.A. accelerator focuses on hardware prototyping.
7 Rules to Follow, to Acknowledge That 'Your Business Is Your Boss.'
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7 Rules to Follow, to Acknowledge That 'Your Business Is Your Boss.'

A shift in mindset as to who's really in charge can produce a profound and game-changing moment for an entrepreneur.
Neil Patel