4 Ways to Prevent Someone from Stealing Your Startup Idea

Steve Blank, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-turned-professor with over two decades of experience, has over the course of his career founded or worked within eight different startups....

3 Reasons Non-Disclosure Agreements Aren’t All Bad

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are the Lex Luthor of business contracts—controversial, seemingly self-serving, revered by their supporters and lambasted by their detractors, and it’s the...

How to Grow Your Small Operation into a Full-Blown Business

My partner Jeff and I started our business in 2007, operating essentially as two freelancers under one umbrella company. Jeff was a freelance website...

LLC or Corporation: What’s Better?

Many entrepreneurs just starting a business or considering changing their current business’ structure come to us wondering: What’s the difference between an LLC and Corporation?...

Your Startup May Need a Surety Bond

Many new, first-time business owners don’t know about surety bonds until they find out they are required to have them—usually as part of the...

How to Start a Business on $200

Knot & Bow founder Erin Ozer talks organic growth, hiring tipping points, and the importance of risk. Opportunity is all about perspective. Some people look...

Starting a Business? 3 Documents You Never Thought You Needed

While starting a business is an exciting endeavor, it does consist of some unexciting elements, like properly filing the required legal documents. Although it’s...

Is Your “Business” Actually a Hobby?

You may have started a home-based business and now it is tax time and you don’t know what to do. You’re operating a business,...

8 Reasons to Incorporate Your New Company Early

Many entrepreneurs are so focused on finalizing their innovative product or service that they procrastinate on the formalities of forming the requisite new company...

Trademarks for Proprietary Products: What You Need to Know

Franchisors that are serious about developing additional revenue streams in their franchise will ultimately explore proprietary products. By creating new products either under the...

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