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Startup Basics

Starting a Business

Why You Should Build on What You Know to Create a Successful Business

By focusing on your existing knowledge and skillsets, you'll smooth the path to business success.
Success Stories

Why Orcas Island Taxi Is Getting Big Business From a Small Island

This profile of a successful taxi service shows how to navigate the ups and downs of starting a business.
Marketing

5 Must-Answer Questions to Succeed Targeting Your Customer Base

To be an effective marketer, you must know as much about your customer base as possible.
Motivation

4 Ways to Stay Motivated and Grow Your Business

It's not always easy to push yourself past the rough spots when your business is young. These tips can help you get over the hurdles.
Franchise

Franchising Isn't Any Easier -- Or Harder -- Than Other Types of Business Ventures

People often think that opening a franchise means no extra marketing efforts and guaranteed success. Well, they're wrong.
Starting a Business

What to Do When Every New Idea is Already Taken

When your big idea has already gone to market, there's only one logical thing to do. Make your big idea bigger and better.
Budgeting

14 Ways to Save Money When Starting or Growing a Business

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to make your business successful. Use these 14 creative ideas to do it on a budget.
Entrepreneur Network

Chris Guillebeau Escaped FedEx to Travel the World and Write Bestsellers

This self-made tells Behind the Brand how he broke away from working for other people.
Ask Entrepreneur

Leading a Startup in Stage Four: Self-Sustainability

The travails of stage three have been surmounted; finally things are going well. Now it's time to disrupt your own company.
Startup Basics

4 Ways to Tell If Transportation Is the Right Business for You

Before you jump in feet first, review these four aspects of the transportation business. They might seal the deal, or they could give you reasons to keep looking.
National Small Business Week

These Are the Top 10 Best Cities to Launch a Small Business

A recent survey from WalletHub identified the cities that have the best small-business environments.
Inventions

Have You Ever Seen the Rain? This Entrepreneur Did, and Reinvented the Umbrella.

'I sometimes refer to this as climbing a mountain on roller blades,' the inventor of the 'Nubrella' says of starting his business.
stages

Leading a Startup in Stage Three: Growing Strong

Smoothing the lumps and wrinkles out of your enterprise is a grinding process, but the company that does is sturdier for it.
Managing Teams

The 3 Supporting Teams Your Business Needs

Even solo entrepreneurs need a supporting cast of characters to help them get things done. Find out who you need and how to find them.