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 Megan Peterson, Owner at LaborExchange

Never turn down an opportunity to make a connection.

Meet Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner at Red Media Africa

All you need is a good idea and a lot of passion to get the ball rolling.

Meet Derick Sabbatini, Owner of Derman Associates

Never underestimate the power of courage.

Meet Chris Goward, Founder of WiderFunnel

Chris Goward explains why you should be the absolute best at what you do.

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