Categories Starting Up

Nothing is more exciting -- or terrifying -- than starting a new business.

You have an idea you love and believe in. Maybe you have a name, or a couple of names, you’re thinking about. You might even have a simple one-page (or even one-paragraph!) business plan to guide you. And you’re ready to dive in and get started. But you need help: from getting your potential customers to test your business model to finding your ideal mentor, starting up successfully is no easy task. Our mentors describe what it's really like -- and what they wish they'd known before they did it.

6 Easy Ways to Start Going Green as a Company

Going green can start at home, but it doesn’t have to stay there. Make your office environmentally friendly to cut down costs and support your surroundings.

Meet Andrew Gowasack, CEO of Trust Stamp

Strive to be genuine and thoughtful to everyone in your community, whether they’re important to your business or not.

Meet Turgay Birand, Founder of EditionGuard

Instead of chasing investors when you’re just starting out, focus on bootstrapping and saving as much as you can.

Networking Advice From Gabriel Richards, CEO of Ender Technology Corporation

There’s no one tool or piece of software that will ease your networking woes. Keep an open mind and an organized list.

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