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.

Meet Mamie Kanfer Stewart, Founder and CEO of Meeteor

“When you lead from behind, the first thing you see is your team, and beyond that is the rest of the world.”

Designing, Developing and Shipping Your Product in Record Time

Andrew Thomas outlines how he successfully created and launched his award-winning hardware product, Skybell.

Meet Eden Chen, Founder of Fishermen Labs

Reflect on what you’re thankful for and why you’re doing what you’re doing every day.

10 Effective Tips for Creating a Reliable Group of Beta Testers

Should you use your existing customers and employees to test your product or reach out to a new market? Entrepreneurs share their techniques for putting together groups of beta testers.

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