Have you enjoyed looking at the articles we post on our front page? Once they have been on our front page for a few weeks we archive them, but they are still available in our Resources section.
They can be searched using a free text site search, or they can be accessed by topic. Take a look and find that long lost article you read that you might want to share with a friend!
Here is an article from Forbes.com that covers the basics of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding allows individuals to donate to or invest in startup companies, and it is the newest way for entrepreneurs to finance their startups.
Here is a link to a brief video on crowdfunding. Take a look!
This article by Chance Barnett was published in the Forbes online magazine Forbes.com. It compares two popular crowdfunding sites and gives some basic information on crowdfunding. This is the newest way to jumpstart financing a startup, so take a look to see if it might work for you.
Check out this video from NBC's Today Show featuring Barbara Corcoran giving tips on being a successful entrepreneur and business owner.
Barbara Corcoran is an entrepreneur as well as a real estate expert, and says that if you're going to be a successful business owner, you need to be able to take negative feedback. She also warns that "passion" is meaningless and overrated.
Background checks are standard for hiring these days. This article by Catherine Gordon provides some insights into how to handle this human resources requirement without violating equal opportunity laws.
So you want to start a business – congratulations! Once you get over the initial excitement, it’s time to break down the process of launching your startup into manageable chunks. Take a look at this article by Anita Campbell that was published in Small Business Trends. It provides an exhaustive checklist for starting a business.
This article by Rich Brooks was published on fastcompany.com. He talks about his favorite business books that have helped him rethink how he runs his business. So take a look and see if any of them fit your needs.
This article by Janine Popkick was published online in Inc.. It gives some valuable advice on how to deal with your fear of public speaking. All small business people need to present to groups, so If giving a presentation or public speaking strikes fear in your heart, here are a few tips for how you can face your fear head on and speak like a pro in public.