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Influenced by the spectacular success of companies like Facebook, there has been a recent trend to imply that youth is the secret to success for startups, especially in the tech sector. More »Older Entrepreneurs: The startup mentality is not bound by age
Wondering how to spot a future entrepreneur? Look for the smart teenager who keeps getting into trouble with the law. A new study of successful self-employed people finds that “a mixture of learning aptitude and ‘break-the-rules’ behavior is tightly linked with entrepreneurship.” More »Bad teenagers make good entrepreneurs, study says
As a small business owner you will need to determine whether to hire full time employees or use independent contractors. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they are basically the same thing. They aren’t. More »The Pros and Cons of Hiring: Employee vs. Independent Contractor
A few years ago, two undergrads at USC were walking home from class when they saw some kids riding fixies. Where’d they get them? the two friends wanted to know—and, more to the point, How much did they cost? The kids revealed that they’d made their bikes themselves, for what seemed like an astronomical sum (in the world of college students on a shoestring budget) of well over $1200 apiece. More »Solé Bicycles: turning a passion into a million-dollar business
In New Orleans, the multi-talented performance artist/theatrical director/producer/educator Kathy Randels is gearing up for a major celebration: the 20th anniversary of her non-profit corporation ArtSpot Productions. "I started using the name in 1995," Kathy recalls. "Initially it was just an umbrella for my performances; better than saying Kathy Randels presents Kathy Randels. We got our non-profit status in 2002, 12 years ago." More »ArtSpot Productions: Turning your vision into a viable business
"The first three versions of the business plan were not viable, since expenditures exceeded revenue. This tends to be a very bad model for business. By the time I got to version four (which included a restaurant and a bar on the same premises as the miniature golf course), the numbers started to make more sense." More »Urban Putt: Turning a vision into a viable business
The classic secret to small business success is hard work and lots of it. It's just like the secret of success in gymnastics. How does a gymnast get to the Olympics? The answer is exactly the same as the punchline to the old joke about how you get to Carnegie Hall: Practice. More »Gymnasts Flip Over Facility In North Alabama: Huntsville Gymnastics a classic small business
Every successful business starts with a vision. Every unsuccessful business does too. How can you tell whether your dream is destined to succeed? And once your new business is operating, how can you keep that dream on track? We asked three successful entrepreneurs how they came up with the idea for their businesses. What led them to make the decision to go ahead and commit time, money and energy to turning that dream into reality? How they knew their vision could become a viable business? More »Keeping the Dream Alive: Turning your vision into a viable business
This companion article to our introduction to finding your startup goals, ideas and values is a practical exploration of these issues and can be used as a worksheet to help you find the answers to these questions for yourself as you go about starting up your own business. More »The Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide to Starting a Business: Part 1- Goals, Values and Ideas
The decision to start a business is only the first step of a valid business plan More »Is It Time To Start Up That Startup Business?
Resources for the Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide to Starting a Business: Part 1- Goals, Values and IdeasYahoo! Small Business Advisor - Wed, Feb 26, 2014 4:36 PM EST
The final part of this first week of our Smart and Simple Startup Series is a resource list. The following articles all have information about planning and thinking about your startup business. More »Resources for the Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide to Starting a Business: Part 1- Goals, Values and Ideas
RangerUp has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring in veterans, train them, and help seed them as they launch their own small businesses. More »Operation RangerUp: Crowdfunding to ensure the success of ex-military entrepreneurs
This is the resource guide – a list of links and resources – to accompany our articles on understanding your costs when starting your business. You can find the over view here, and the workguide here. Please read both – the overview will help you understand the issues and give you a grounding before you dive into the workguide to build the costs section of your budget. More »Resources for researching and understanding fixed and variable costs for your business
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