Starting a Business Guide

Starting a business is a multi-step process that can feel overwhelming when you're on your own, but we'll make it easy to stay organized and on track while you start your business and achieve success. Whether you're refining your business idea, filing for permits and licenses, drafting your business plan, or looking for funding, we have the tools you need to do it right and get it done.

Recent Business Starting Articles


When Is the Right Time to Pay Yourself a Salary?

By Kristen Gramigna

[caption id="attachment_37015" align="aligncenter" width="750"] You might have held off paying yourself while launching your startup, but is it time to give yourself a salary?[/caption] You may be the last on your list of creditors when you’re just starting a business, but at some stage, you've got to start earning yourself. Here are seven things to consider… Read more »


What’s the Difference Between a Small Business Venture and a Startup?

By Candice Landau

[caption id="attachment_37140" align="aligncenter" width="750"] In comparison to traditional business ventures, startups are expected to grow rapidly, at a rate of between 5% and 7% per week in their initial stage - Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator[/caption] When I hear the word "startup," my mind immediately begins playing a reel of a bunch of twenty-something… Read more »


Do You Know How to Pitch Your Startup in Social Situations?

By Katherine Halek

[caption id="attachment_37002" align="aligncenter" width="750"] It can be hard to pitch your startup, but with a little practice, you'll be able to naturally bring it up in social situations—without feeling pushy or rehearsed.[/caption] You’ve struck stones together and you've finally seen a spark. You’ve worked hard to develop your ideas and build something worthy of faith… Read more »


[Slideshare] What Robin Williams Taught Us About Life

By Jonathan Michael

[caption id="attachment_36993" align="alignleft" width="750"] Robin Williams died on Monday August 11, 2014.[/caption] As we mourn the death of Robin Williams, I wanted to take a look back to remember the life lessons we've learned from some of his most notable performances on film. Featuring images and quotes from Hook, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good… Read more »


How to Find an Overseas Manufacturer: A Primer on Global Sourcing

By Laurel Delaney

You have a great new product that you want to take global. Now, you need to find someone to manufacture that product. Do you know where to find a manufacturer overseas? I do. Contract manufacturing is when a company arranges to have a local or overseas manufacturer make all or part of the product. Typically,… Read more »