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 Nav Athwal, CEO of RealtyShares

Hire for emotional intelligence in addition to IQ to ensure that your team reflects your company’s core principles.

Meet Chuck Pettid, Advisor of

No one will ever care about your business as much as you do, so trust your decisions.

5 Signs You Should Expand Your Business Globally

Is now the perfect time to explore options overseas?

Meet Scott Kacmarski, President of Reps Direct

Don’t spend money that you don’t have. Debt is detrimental to a growing business.

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