Silicon Valley VC funding

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

by Bruce Hakutizwi

Venture capital has always been elusive, but some say now more than ever. Is getting VC funding even possible? Let's find out. Read more »


Measure Like Tesla: A Fresh Take on Stale Business Metrics

by Kateri Kosta

Are you measuring your chances for success against outdated business metrics? Here's what entrepreneurs can learn about growth potential from Tesla. Read more »

Business plan failures

8 Reasons Business Plans Fail That No One Wants to Talk About

by Danielle Hendricks

Your business plan could fail for hundreds of reasons—but these 8 reasons for business plan failure are unfortunately common (and often overlooked!). Read more »

Win at entrepreneurship

How to Master Entrepreneurship Without Breaking a Sweat

by Pratik Dholakiya

The SBA says that about two-thirds of businesses fold within the first ten years. So, how does an entrepreneur beat the odds? These tips will help you crack the entrepreneurship code. Read more »

Strong company culture

3 Tips for a Strong Startup Company Culture

by Kenny Kline

Developing a strong startup company culture is important—and a process that continually needs refining. These 3 tips will help you create (and maintain) a strong culture. Read more »

Stumptown coffee; naming your business concept

How to Use Your Business Plan to Create an Awesome Company Name

by Grant Polachek

Your company name will set the tone for how others think about your business. Here's how to use what you already have written about your business (your business plan!) to help craft the perfect company name. Read more »

how to write a mission statement

How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps

by Tim Berry

Your company’s mission statement is your opportunity to define your goals, ethics, culture, and norms for decision-making. Here are the steps to writing a great mission statement. Read more »

what to look for in a business partner

6 Traits to Look for When Choosing a Business Partner

by Briana Morgaine

A business partner can take your startup to the next level—but choosing the wrong partner can spell disaster. Here are 6 traits to look for when evaluating a potential partner. Read more »

How writing a book can grow your business

Forget Viral Videos: Write a Book to Grow Your Business

by Zach Obront

Writing a book can grow your business—but it's a tactic entrepreneurs rarely think of. It may sound overwhelming, but it's easier than you think. Here are the ways writing a book can help foster business success. Read more »

You might not need VC funding; entrepreneur getting VC funding

4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded

by Marc Prosser

Venture capital funding sounds like a dream come true—but is it right for your business? Here are 4 reasons why you might not want to consider VC funding. Read more »

How To Open a Successful Bakery

How to Start a Bakery: The Ultimate Guide for Bakers

by Lisa Furgison

Are you a baker who is ready to start a bakery business? This guide will give you all the information you need to know in order to learn how to start a bakery. Read more »

Using laptop, tablet, and smartphone; app versus website concept

Should You Build a Mobile App or a Website for Your Startup?

by Slava Bushtruk

Will a mobile app or a web app suit your new business better? Here's how to choose between a mobile app and a web app for your startup. Read more »

Young woman looking into the distance; right time to start a business concept

Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

by Kateri Kosta

Is 2017 the right time to start a business? If you're planning on starting a business this year, here's what the current economic trends indicate. Read more »

laptop with notepad on desk; how to write an executive summary

How to Write an Executive Summary

by Tim Berry

Your executive summary is the doorway to your business plan—after looking it over, your prospective investor is either going to throw your business plan away, or keep reading. Here's how to write an executive summary that sets your business plan apart. Read more »

Millennial women entrepreneur

What Millennial Women Leaders Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

by Lesley Vos

Entrepreneurship is on the rise among millennial women—and here are the key takeaways you can learn from their business success. Read more »

James Bailey

How Founders Can Become Better Leaders

by Kateri Kosta

You may have a great business idea, but are you ready to be a great leader? Here's how you can improve your leadership skills, and run your startup better. Read more »

Alberta Street, Portland; small business concept

Optimism in the Face of Uncertainty: A Look at Small Business in 2017

by Briana Morgaine

Is now really a good time to start a business? What is the current landscape for small business owners? We turned to Bank of America for their insights. Read more »

Entrepreneur tax planning

Startup Tax Planning for Better Cash Flow Management

by Capital One

Being unprepared come tax time can create a cash flow crunch. Avoid this by incorporating tax forecasting into your cash flow management strategy. Read more »

Answering phone call; customer complaints concept

The Best Way to Handle Customer Complaints

by Trisha Miller

Handling customer complaints can be difficult, especially when you're starting a new business. Here's how to turn the negative into a positive. Read more »


Leading Edge or Bleeding Edge: The Make or Break Difference

by Gary Morton

Creating something innovative? Determine if it's at the leading edge, which is realizable, or at the bleeding edge, which is beyond your capabilities. Read more »