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Small Business Startups

Is It a Good Time to Start a Company?

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

With potential customers thinking outside the box, plenty of affordable talent, and more cost-conscious buyers focusing on value over brand, it's actually a great time to start a business.

Five Hidden Company Killers

Jack Garson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Some company killers are obvious. Competition. Obsolescence. Too much debt. They're sexy problems. They make the headlines and you're already aware of them. But there are hidden threats that you don't even know exist.

Tired of the Daily Grind? Start a Small Business in 2013

Melinda Emerson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Have you had it with your 9 to 5? Stop dreading Monday mornings and start planning your exit from corporate America. Why not capitalize on the newness of the year and put together a solid plan to activate your dream of starting your own small business?

How Start-Up Culture Can Change the World

Judith Clegg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Judith Clegg

I wonder what life would be like if institutions took on some of these ways of working and values? I think it would be better. I think that start-up culture can change the world.

Meet the Fresh New Faces in Design and Fashion -- the Millennial Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Nichols | Posted 11.25.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Nichols

Today there's a new class of entrepreneurs in the world of design, fashion and beyond -- college graduates who immediately start their business upon graduation.

New Business Startup? Think Like a Rock Star

Omar Kattan | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business
Omar Kattan

Launching a new business? Why not borrow ideas from your favorite rock stars to help you develop a strategic plan? Here's how.

Making Sure Everyone Is Onboard

Marc Nager | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business
Marc Nager

Repeated mistakes create patterns that are easy for startups to fall into. Often, simply asking the right initial questions can prevent this from happening.

Eight Tips on Starting a Business

Scott Willyerd | Posted 07.31.2012 | Small Business
Scott Willyerd

For young people frustrated by the job market, entrepreneurship remains a tempting opportunity to fashion a career on their own terms. However, for novice entrepreneurs, just starting the business may be the most difficult part.

Feel Good Capitalism: Crowdfunding and Cash Mobs Save the Day

Russell C. Smith | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Russell C. Smith

If social media has accomplished one thing, its connecting people with talent, ideas, and stuff to sell with those that have the funds to send their way.

The Sucess of Start-ups: An Unexpected Consequence of the Recession

Steve Blank | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

The economic downturn in the United States has had an unexpected consequence for start-ups: it has created more of them. Young and old, innovators now face less risk in starting a company.