My favorite research subject for the last several years has been studying why seemingly promising companies failed. These companies were started by smart, innovative and hard working entrepreneurs. More »Ten Recommendations for Twenty-Something Entrepreneurs
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Are you planning to start a business with a friend or family member? If so, you are in good company. About half of all startups today are organized among friends, family members or spouses. It makes sense too because in today's highly competitive business climate, startup entrepreneurs want to pursue their most ambitious goals with people they trust. More »Five Ways Startup Co-Founders Decimate Best Friendships
Entrepreneurs can attract helpful board members to their startup organizations, provided they deliver the right stuff at the right time. More »What Should You Pay Your First Board Members?
Insider's help for entrepreneurs who can't raise startup funding from investors or commercial lenders More »The Surprising Secret to Successful Small Business Fundraising
Watch out! The risks don't match the rewards associated with using retirement funds for small business funding. More »Five Reasons to Keep Retirement Funds for Retirement
It's challenging for startup entrepreneurs to raise equity capital for their companies, so just about any time there is federal legislation that motivates private individuals to invest in job creating young companies I'm for it. More »Watch Out For Zero Capital Gains Promises
Is your goal to start the business you've always wanted? Do you have a million dollar idea but unsure of what to do first, second and third? More »Can Entrepreneurs Really Do Whatever They Want?
I often hear small business gurus say that all entrepreneurs are the same. I don't agree. There is no one-size-fits-all advice that works for all startup businesses or their founders. More »Special Tips for 40-Something Entrepreneurs
If there is a devastating gotcha that can come back to haunt entrepreneurs it is the personal guarantee agreement. What makes this document especially treacherous is entrepreneurs sign them in haste without taking the time to fully understand the implications of the agreement. More »Watch Out For The Fine Print
So what are some mistakes entrepreneurs make when incorporating their first businesses? What issues force entrepreneurs into a fast document clean up, often with the help of legal counsel? More »Common Corporation Setup Blunders
Non-profits have the same ability to attract outside capital through donations and grant awards, increase employment, and produce a ripple effect of economic activity to other local businesses. More »The Real Deal on How to Start a Non-Profit
Insider tips to know if you are a candidate for early stage venture capital funds or seed stage venture capital funds. More »Guess When Early is Too Early for Startup Entrepreneurs
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