Can You Afford to Become an Entrepreneur?

Can You Afford to Become an Entrepreneur? According to Megan Darmody of Siege Media: “As a busy entrepreneur who’s building your business from the ground up, you’re likely to face some ups and downs. And that’s regardless of what industry you’re in. There are hurdles in any aspect of business. But what’s most important is […]

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Making YOUR Brand Stand Out

As we know, brand recognition, brand preference, and brand loyalty often make or break a company. Making your brand stand out is especially important for startups. And these firms must enter the customer’s mindset! Before reading below, look at these prior posts on branding: Best Brand Strategy Books Greatest All-Time Brand Logos Brand Campaigns Pay […]

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Reasons Numerous Startups Fail

Starting a new business is often much harder than startups realize.  For many reasons numerous startups fail. To the extent possible, they must be avoided. Look at three of our prior posts about starting a new business: Do You Have a Really Good Concept for a Startup Business? Can You Start a Business in Your […]

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Do You Have a Really Good Concept for a Startup Business?

Thinking of starting a new business? Can you properly and uniquely address the nine topics that are shown in the infographic below by StartBloggingOnline?    

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New Startup Data

Startups and small businesses are an essential part of ANY country’s economy — despite the growth of numerous multi-billion dollar corporations. We have acknowledged this in many posts (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The Payroll Blog has prepared an excellent infographic on the current state of startups in the United States: “Startups […]

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What Entrepreneurs Wish They Knew BEFORE Starting a Business

Being an entrepreneur can be both exhilarating and scary. It gives a person a chance to carry out his/her own vision for a business, while often also entailing a great deal of risk. As I wrote a while back: “Though very high level of motivation and an innovative concept for a business are great building […]

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Financing a Startup Through Crowdfunding

In the June 2013, Inc., there is an excellent article, including an insightful chart, on financing a startup through crowdfunding. Click on the image for a larger version.    

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Crowdfunding: A New Source of Capital That Keeps on Giving

As we have noted before, crowdfunding has become a major online investment source for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Reporting for Fortune, Michal Lev-Ram and Kurt Wagner note that: “Welcome to the new world of fundraising, in which so-called crowdfunding Web sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter let just about anyone with an idea try his or […]

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