Startups

  • Generation Z Represents Entrepreneurial Trend

    November 24

    There has been a lot of talk about millennials over the past couple years. But remember this: there is another generation coming down the pipeline in a hurry. The first members of Generation Z, defined by anyone born after 1995, are graduating college and making their way into the professional world.

  • Why Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Are Not Retiring

    October 22

    With a growing number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, it is only natural to believe that an influx of small businesses would be available for sale.

  • Product Hunt: Disrupting the Tech and Startup Space

    October 20

    Chances are, you’ve heard of Reddit. But the beauty, and flaw, of the massive online community is that it covers a ton of ground. That means each category can get a little lost.

  • [Infographic] A Look into the Venture Capital Industry

    October 7

    Venture Capital is one of those things that’s often discussed, but maybe not completely understood. You’ll often hear about a company being “venture backed” or famous venture capital firms that make hugely profitable investments in things like Facebook.

  • Better Late Than Never: The Success of Older Entrepreneurs

    October 6

    For anyone who thinks startups are just for younger entrepreneurs, they should consider the success of companies like Starbucks, IBM and GEICO. These companies, and many other huge successes, were started by entrepreneurs over 40.

  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

    October 2

    When starting a business, there are steps you should take as well as mistakes you should avoid. With the right approach, you will find yourself in better position to achieve long term success.

  • How Do I Get an EIN Number?

    October 1

    A Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is used to identify a business entity. While not always the case, most companies need an FEIN to conduct business.

  • 5 Businesses with a High Failure Rate

    September 2

    Before starting a business it is imperative to complete the appropriate amount of research. This will help you pinpoint the best opportunities, while avoiding those that are fraught with peril.

  • Startups By The Numbers: Growing Innovation One Small Business At A Time #Startups

    August 4

    Startups often represent excitement in the small business world, because of their ability to innovate with great new ideas. Some even grow into giants that become household names and many have created products and services that make our lives easier.

  • Fastest Growing Industries Provide Opportunities

    July 29

    When starting a small business, one of the first things you will do is choose an industry to enter. This is a big decision, as it will impact your company for many years to come.

  • [Update] 5 Tips on Hiring Your First Employee

    May 8

    As the economy continues its recovery, some small businesses are beginning to hire for the first time. Maybe you just started a business or maybe you’ve been biding your time until the economic landscape stabilized.

  • What You Should Know About S Corporations vs. LLCs

    March 10

    In the alphabet soup world of business structures, the trend lines are clear: The 900-pound gorillas known as “S Corporations” are under assault from the hard-charging “LLCs.”

  • 7 Ways to Reduce the Risks of a Home-Based Business

    March 4

    A home-based business can offer the best of both worlds: You can earn a nice income while keeping your overhead costs low. Your hours are flexible, and you can work in your pajamas if you like. Given the advantages, it’s no wonder that the U.S. Census reports that more than half (51.6%) of all small businesses are run from home.

  • How to Run a Kick-Butt Kickstarter Campaign

    January 13

    Since Kickstarter launched just over five years ago, investors have pledged more than $1 billion dollars to help fund the thousands of creative projects featured on the crowdfunding platform. While these projects range in scale and success, entrepreneurs and small businesses are turning to Kickstarter to grow their brand and tap into the fast-paced, modern approach to fundraising.

  • The 3 Worst Reasons to Start a Business

    January 7

    There are good reasons to start a business, such as the freedom and flexibility, as well as bad reasons.