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Startup Secrets: Starbucks Started with $4,050

Harmel S. Rayat | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Harmel S. Rayat

What do WalMart, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common?

Do You Have 'Are We There Yet!?' Syndrome?

Allison Volk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

Do you ever feel like you're so focused on your ultimate vision, the end goal of all the work you're doing to move your business forward, that you get...

Small Businesses: The Top Seven Resources to Help You Conquer Problems and Grow

Helen Callier | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Helen Callier

Small businesses play an important role in the United States by creating over 50% of the private jobs and by infusing hundreds of millions of dollars ...

Future Is to Be Invented Not to Be Figured Out

Kasia Jamroz | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kasia Jamroz

I like to think of life as of a voyage without destination yet with many possible directions.

Top 6 Things to Know about Having an Exit Strategy

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

As much as I enjoy teaching, it isn't what I see myself doing ten years into the future. It's been more than three years since I've contemplated plann...

Money Strategy for Your Company: Women Fundraising Experts Talk Shop

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

On Saturday March 5, I will moderate a panel at the Speak Up Women conference, held at the United Nations in New York. The discussion will center arou...

D-I-Y Public Relations for the Older Entrepreneur

Janice Celeste | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Older entrepreneurs have an ace card when it comes to public relations. They have developed contacts and resources over the years to makes it easier to get the word out about their businesses to colleagues. Word of mouth is still king but today it's often done over social media and that's where a lot of older entrepreneurs fall short.

How to Write a Business Plan: The Executive Summary

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

This is the final post in my four-part series on how to write a business plan. So far we have covered Part I: How to develop a Business Model, Part II...

Building a Better Business Plan in an Hour

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Having a business plan is essential for any business of any size. It's what guides you to identifying your business goals and achieving them, and help...

Writing a Business Plan: Your Business Model

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

When it comes to writing a business plan, the first step is figuring out your business model. If you’re in the early stages of planning out your bus...

Young Entrepreneur Wins Nationals with a Locket to Protect from Assault

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Since I founded NFTE in 1987, I have been privileged to meet young people from all over the country who share one key attribute: they aspire to own their own businesses. Every year NFTE brings together several of those young entrepreneurs into a series of competitions.

You Have a Great Business Idea. What Now?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Business success doesn't just happen. Look for opportunities to change up the formula and offer something exciting.

How to Protect Your Confidence as an Entrepreneur

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Practicing mindfulness helps you to come into control. To come into balance. To protect your confidence and re-frame the conversation that you're having in your head. As a result, you can position yourself to thrive rather than merely survive in business.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Use The Strategy Plan Instead of The Business Plan

Yura Bryant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Yura Bryant

What is one of the first things people say you need before going into business? A business plan. The basis of this statement is that the business plan is supposed to be instrumental in guiding your business's path towards continual growth.

11 Steps to Building on a New Business Idea

Chelsea Berler | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Chelsea Berler

Turning your vision into the reality of a successful business sure isn't easy. But can be exciting and a whole lot of fun to get the juices flowing, build on your idea, and take it to the next level.

What Investors Want to See in Startup Business Plans

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There are many things investors want to see in a business plan, and you'll have to cover all of them if you want a chance at success.

Your Business Needs a Legacy

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

As entrepreneurship gets more and more popular in recent years, it seems almost impossible to make your business stand out naturally.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Setting Up a Small Business That Works With Your Life Plan

Melinda Emerson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Most people have a plan for everything these days -- a business plan, marketing plan and even an editorial calendar for their blog. It's not easy to sort out what you actually need initially in business, but I'm telling you your first focus should be on having a life plan.

My 5×5 Plan for the Next 12 Months

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 03.30.2015 | Small Business
Natalie MacNeil

Centering your energy around 25 things per year is a great way to equip yourself with immense focus and clarity around what's to come.

3 Proven Ways for Female Entrepreneurs to Turn a Good Idea Into a Good Income

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Kari Warberg Block

Starting without cash in the bank is possible, but it takes an approach that is both practical and inspired. Since my business journey began with little more than an idea, I wanted to share three pieces of advice with you for making it big when starting with nothing...

Business Plans: Mapping Your Road to Success

Nina B. Ries | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

When I work with startups, I am invariably asked whether they "really need to bother with a business plan." Small businesses owners pose the same question.

Does My Company Have What It Needs to Be Expanded Internationally?

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.

Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail

Ira Kalb | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Challenging goals keep everyone interested, help to avoid boredom, and motivate people to reach their potential. If too easy, goals will bore and demotivate people. I

7 Questions to Help You Determine the Best Business Strategy to Scale Your Business

David Finkel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
David Finkel

The whole idea of this process is to help you intelligently iterate your business strategy until you find the right formula that works, at which point you feed that strategy with focused energy and enjoy the ride up the scaling curve.