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Category: Getting Started

Best Businesses to Start

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 24

I came across two takes this morning on industries where there are growth opportunities for entrepreneurs even in this recession. First, sometimes BusinessWeek columnist Tom Taulli over at BloggingStocks offers…

A New Model for Startup Incubators

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 04

Check out this post from Steve King about an effort to build a new model for startup incubators called The Founder Institute. It’s being launched by The Funded, Adeo Ressi’s…

Advice for Student Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on April 20

Some entrepreneurs who got their start during or shortly after college shared lessons learned this morning at a panel for New York Entrepreneur Week at NYU’s Stern School. My biggest…

Bedroom Startups

Posted by: Nick Leiber on April 17

Michelle Conlin wrote about startup founders living together to save cash in the wonderful BTW section of this week’s magazine. We’re reposting her piece here to make sure our blog…

Incentives to start a business in New York

Posted by: Colleen DeBaise on February 18

There’s nothing like a severance package – and a little help from the government – to spur one to start a business. New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, a former…

Predicting the Success of a Startup

Posted by: Nick Leiber on December 18

How do you predict the success of a new company? One approach is to look at the amount of money its founders have raised from venture capitalists and other equity…

Thinking of Starting Up in a Recession?

Posted by: Stacy Perman on December 11

Given the tsunami of grim statistics and an even grimmer economic outlook going forward, the Ewing Kauffman Foundation, a private, nonpartisan organization supporting entrepreneurship and innovation, decided to examine the…

Starting A Business, With Those Skills Learned In Texas Prison

Posted by: Colleen DeBaise on October 23

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday: A program that helps convicted felons turn the talents they’ve learned in prison – such as making and peddling “hootch” (bootleg liquor) and…

A Competition That Encourages Art and Commerce

Posted by: Nick Leiber on October 02

We’ve written fairly recently about ways artists can market themselves and their work as well as the dilemmas they grapple with when doing so. So my ears perked up when…

DIY: Perfume

Posted by: Stacy Perman on August 22

Add perfume to the growing list of businesses (publishing, cosmetics, cars, moviemaking…) that are cutting out the middle men and carving out successful ventures from businesses traditionally reliant on a…

Girls Inc. entrepreneurs pitch their companies

Posted by: John Tozzi on July 25

Girls Inc., the nonprofit that brought 20 teens to New York for entrepreneurship camp last week, has put videos of the team’s presentations up on YouTube. These presentations capped off…

Young Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on July 11

Ever have to write a business plan, take it to New York, and present it four times in one week, including to folks from Goldman Sachs? That’s what 20 teenage…


What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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