Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

See how to get your business funded, find solutions to common business problems, learn how to make a good business plan, and more.

5 small business problems and solutions

5 Small Business Problems and Solutions

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There's nothing quite like the excitement of owning your own business. But it also involves plenty of challenges you need to understand and be prepared to handle. What are the most common problems and solutions facing small business? Read More

8 Ways to Fund Your Startup

8 Ways to Fund Your Startup

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You have a great concept. You've developed your business plan. Everything is set, except for one thing: money. There are several ways to fund a start-up that involve varying degrees of risk and effort. When choosing a path, it is important to know your options and evaluate which one is most suited to your needs and tolerance for risk. Read More

Lean Startup

Lean Startup: The Right Strategy or Fool's Gold?

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A Lean Startup applies concepts of Lean manufacturing toward launching new products or new businesses. Is it right for you? Can it help your startup succeed? Read More

Visual business plan

Create a Visual Business Plan

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Writing a business plan isn't something to be taken lightly. Companies that complete a business plan are twice as likely to grow and secure investment capital as those that don't. Visuals can help sell your ideas and your business to investors and customers. Read More

No bad ideas

There's No Such Thing as a Bad Idea

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You have a great idea and you want to turn it into a viable product or business. What do you do? For starters, don't be in a rush to start building a spreadsheet of projections and ordering inventory. Read More

Companies losing employees

Six Reasons Why Companies Lose Their Best Employees

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Ask the leaders of almost any successful organization and they'll tell you that their key employees are among their most valued assets. So how can you make sure you don't lose them? Read More

Five reasons why great companies have happy workers

Five Reasons Why Great Companies Have Happy Workers

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In order for a company to succeed it requires a workforce that is dedicated to the corporate vision. A workforce will innately be more effective and efficient when a company's leaders provide a positive environment and keep their workers happy. Read More

How to Calculate ROI

How to Calculate ROI

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In order for a company to succeed it requires a workforce that is dedicated to the corporate vision. A workforce will innately be more effective and efficient when a company's leaders provide a positive environment and keep their workers happy. Read More

Business growing pains

Growing Your Business without Growing Pains

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Every small business owner, every entrepreneur who's ever taken the plunge to launch his own startup, and every entrepreneurial hopeful has dreamed of reaching that day when his or her business finally "takes off." Read More

Organizational lifecycle

From Start Up to Shut Down: The Rise and Fall of an Organization

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Most people agree that organizations have a life cycle; that, like people, they pass through some identifiable stages. Some see seven stages, some see as many as eleven. Read More