Starting A Business

5 Creative Ways to Test Market a New Product

Do you have a brilliant new product idea? If so, get an early read on your product’s market value. It’s a crucial component to a successful launch. The earlier in your development process that you determine the value of your idea and the emotional connection it will have with your audience, the better. That way, …

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13 Simple Ways to Learn From Other Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends in your industry. There are many different ways to do this, from networking to following news articles to listening to podcasts. To find out the best approach, we asked a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council and YEC Next members the following question: …

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Should You Hire a Lawyer for Your Small Business?

As an entrepreneur, you spend most of your time focused on day-to-day tasks, like managing your staff, helping customers, and marketing your business. It’s easy for legal concerns to take a backseat—but that can be dangerous. Unless you take the proper steps to legally protect your business, everything you’ve worked so hard for can be …

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12 Key Issues for SaaS Startups Seeking Financing

By Mitch Zuklie and Richard D. Harroch SaaS (Software as a Service) companies, are attracting some of the top talent and funding in technology today. The most notable SaaS companies occupied seven of the top 10 verticals by venture capital deal activity recently, and three of the top 10 by investments. Venture investment is running …

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The 17 Biggest Mistakes Startups Make With Their Investor Pitch Deck

By Richard D. Harroch and Don Keller Startup companies often prepare an “investor pitch deck,” which is a slide presentation summary of the company, its team members, the company’s products and technology, and other key information. The investor pitch deck is often used by the startup when trying to raise seed, angel, or venture capital …

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7 Ways to Use Age to Your Advantage When Starting a Business

Entrepreneurship isn’t just for the young. Older adults are finding that starting a business can be the perfect way to turn a lifetime of experience into something meaningful, take control of their time, counter workplace ageism, and in some cases, make a lot more money. “In the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, 50+-year-olds are …

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