Start-Ups

Business technology start-ups are increasingly attracting venture capital; find out how to take your idea and turn it into a business reality, and which technologies could make all the difference.

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Becoming An Angel Investor

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA (Entire Talk)

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Constraints Are Your Friends

    David Heinemeier Hansson reminds the audience of a simple fact: you'll never outdo Microsoft or Google; they will always have more resources than start-ups. But an entrepreneur must realize that constraints are your friend. Having some limitations will force you to think differently than your competition.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Financial Perspectives On The Use Of Vegetative Environmental Buffers For Swine Odor Management

    Multi-scale financial analysis begins at the farm level using discounted cash-flow methods to examine the costs of establishing and managing Vegetative Environmental Buffer (VEB) systems for swine odor mitigation in Iowa. Using a random sample of existing hog confinements throughout Iowa (n=60), site specific VEB systems were designed for each...

    Provided By Iowa State University

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Evolution Of A CEO

    Dr. John Adler, Jr. and John "Trip" Adler III discuss their entrepreneurial experience and evolution as a business leader: For Dr. Adler, he describes his bumpy course in developing his biotechnology company, Accuray Incorporated; for his son Trip, he emphasizes the persistence and luck in developing Scribd, a social publishing...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Two Key Numbers You Need To Know To Manage Your Small Business

    When it comes to quickly evaluating how the business is doing, there are two numbers to pay attention to above all else. These two numbers tell very quickly how exactly the business is doing and whether or not there are any major looming problems. Both numbers are really easy to...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Save $75,000 For Your Small Business This Year

    The old kindergarten lesson of sharing packs a powerful punch for small businesses looking to save money. Sharing software, that is - an affordable, easy, and even green way to save money for businesses looking to enhance their collaboration and productivity. And for some companies the savings can reach upward...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Women Entrepreneurs: How They Fare Across The Globe And Why

    Women entrepreneurship matters - for individuals, communities, and countries as well. In recent years the rate of new business formation by women has significantly outpaced that of men in the U.S. In a comprehensive paper, Maria Minniti, holder of the Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship at SMU's Cox School...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Smarter Products: The Building Blocks for a Smarter Planet

    Businesses are delivering a new generation of smarter products that are increasingly instrumented, interconnected and intelligent - enabled through software.

    Provided By IBM Corp.

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented DBMS

    This paper contrasts row-oriented database systems with column-oriented database systems and elaborates on the benefits of the columnar approach. A review of how data access latency across the different levels of the memory hierarchy can affect application performance sheds some light on the benefits of the column-oriented approach and...

    Provided By Sybase

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Smarter Collaboration Cost Reduction Strategy

    Are you CAPEX and OPEX challenged? Looking for ways to free up money in your IT budget immediately that can still help with long term TCO? Looking for rapid ROI? Smarter Collaboration solutions from IBM offers you an unique opportunity to focus, exploit opportunities, and act with speed. This podcast...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Social Media Books To Start Your Year Off Right

    One of the best parts of a new year is that it can be a chance to start fresh - set new goals, start new projects and commit to expanding your knowledge. January is often the perfect time to read new books because the enthusiasm of starting anew is in...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Afro-Brazilian Women Entrepreneurs: Characteristics, Critical Issues And Current Comments

    Research done on minority women entrepreneurs in the United States has suggested that they are more likely than their non-minority counterparts to experience difficulty in the start-up and operational stages of their businesses. However, little has been done to highlight the issues for minority women entrepreneurs in an international context....

    Provided By Siena College

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Plan For A New Business

    Starting a business is an exciting prospect. The entrepreneur in all of us wants to share our knowledge and experience with the world and what better way to do that than to start a business? There are some steps that need to be taken, however, if you want to be...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Business Plan Helps Prevents Failure For Sure!

    A company's business plan is what lenders such as banks and the U.S. Small Business Administration use in deciding to lend you money. It's the main company document that your employees - and you - use to gage your company's success and to make decisions about what you should do...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating Business Plan

    This paper explains 4 steps you need to take when creating a business plan. Make sure the plan is for a specific audience. For example a plan for a qualified investor will be different than for a local banker. Make sure there is a strong demand for your business, and...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Write A Business Plan, Build Your Business

    Starting a business isn't as easy as coming up with a catchy name, finding easy ways to make a quick buck, and waiting for the dough to roll in. Business often benefit greatly from the use of business plans, because they act as a road map, or guide to help...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Importance Of Writing Your Business Plan

    Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Starting a business can be an extremely challenging venture if you aren't ready for the challenges that will come. It requires organization, persistence, dedication, research, and a commitment to a process. Part of the organization...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Secrets To Writing An Excellent Cleaning Business Plan

    When you decide to start your own cleaning business, you will need something to guide you through the entire process starting from the launching until you start turning in significant profit. Structuring an excellent cleaning business plan is essential in starting the business as this contains the most important sets...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Budget Correctly

    Knowing how to budget properly is the absolutely central principle for any business owner, manager, or individual. Budgeting properly within your business is absolutely a key to the successful running of your business, because it will determine that you use your money properly, that you don't overspend your profits and...

    Provided By BusinessKnowledgeSource.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Plans And Models For First-Time Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs who are launching their first business may feel very comfortable with some aspects of what they have to do. For example, they may have run a similar business in the past, or been in charge of sales or marketing, making them intimately familiar with a lot of what must...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Real Estate Business Plan: Calculating Startup Costs

    Showing that you have a good sense of the cost of starting up your real estate business is absolutely essential to your success in raising funds and launching. Showing funders that you've done your research lets them know you are a serious and determined individual, who knows what the business...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Salon Business Plan

    Opening day of your salon is an opportunity to launch your new business with a bang. Describe your plan to use the opening launch event as a marketing tactic in your salon business plan's marketing section so readers have a sense of how you will be promoting your salon's brand...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write A Business Plan: 5 Steps For First-Timers

    Writing your business plan is a multiple stage process that may mean becoming familiar with a variety of business terms even for those who already consider themselves experts in the industry they will be entering. Tackling the five steps explained in this paper, in this given order, will insure that...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Figure Ratios From Your Balance Sheet

    How's your cash flow these days, compared with how it was a year or two ago? If you don't know, you may be missing important warning signs that your business is running into trouble. Using a few key ratios figured from your balance sheet can help you track your company's...

    Provided By Dun & Bradstreet

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Accounts Receivable Factoring

    Accounts receivable factoring is a way for a struggling business owner to deal aggressively with cash flow problems that are threatening to ruin the business through non-payment of vendor expenses. For many businesses, particularly small ones, there is often a dearth of income at specific times each month, but the...

    Provided By ChristiaNet

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivable Funding Is Important To Your Businesses Success

    Account receivable funding is an often overlooked form of capital for many businesses. It has so many benefits, so it is certainly something you don't want to overlook when you are putting together the financing plan for your business. All businesses can benefit in some way from account receivable funding....

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivable Credit Line Provides Instant Capital For Your Business

    Working capital tends to be in short supply for new or growing businesses, and that is why many entrepreneurs and business managers devote lots of time and stress into coming up with capital for their business. The good news is that locating capital for a business isn't as difficult as...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Tiding Over Rough Times With Accounts Receivable Financing

    Many a time, it is seen that small or medium business owners find it hard to manage different functions at the same time. They have to deal with regular or even daily needs of funds for various things like paying employees, daily wages, organizational maintenance, transportation and so on. Transport...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    In Business Planning, Form Follows Function

    Your business plan is about running your business. It's not just a document. You may not ever print it, but, whether or not you need to produce a document for a bank or an investor, you still want a plan to help you manage your business. You want planning to...

    Provided By Palo Alto Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Six Steps To A Better Business Budget

    Budgeting is an easy but essential process that business owners use to forecast (and then match) current and future revenue to expenses. The goal is to make sure that enough money is available to keep the business up and running, to grow the business, to compete, and to ensure a...

    Provided By Investopedia

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Can A Start-Up Use Business Factoring

    To be successful in your start-up venture, growth of your business is the major issue to be focused on. For ensuring steep growth of your business, a streaming cash flow is a must for meeting the daily operational cost of your business. Any start-up business has to depend on loans...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    All You Need To Know About Freight Bill Factoring

    If you have started a freight hauling business and have dealt with reputed companies or even with freight brokers on a credit basis, then you would have realized what a financial pain it is to wait for your money to arrive. But if this money was available immediately, then many...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Accounts Payable Financing Should Be Used By Your Business

    Accounts payable financing should be considered by your business because staying in good standings with your suppliers and creditors is extremely important to the survival of a business. Accounts payables are best described as money owed by a business to suppliers or creditors. Often times a business starting out will...

    Provided By ArticleSnatch.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivables Factoring Saves Time And Hassle

    Let's face it; you didn't start your business for the thrill of placing collections calls or faxing multiple invoices. A non-paying customer is one of the most common nightmares for business owners that can waste time and man power. Businesses can become tangled in time consuming processes of chasing debtors...

    Provided By ArticleSnatch.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Invoice Factoring: Cash Now, No Waiting, NO Debt... Your Competitor Is Doing It, Are You?

    Is long billing cycles putting a strain on your business cash flow? Despite increasing sales, does the management of receivables and payables seem like a juggling act? Could your business increase sales by offering better terms to your new and larger customers? Are you spending too much time collecting from...

    Provided By InvoiceFactor.co.uk

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Invoice Factoring Can Help Your Business

    Unless you have the privilege to have attended business school, you probably don't know what invoice factoring is. Perhaps you have never even heard of it. Do not worry: not everyone has and, even if they have, they may not understand what they have heard. It is only common in...

    Provided By InvoiceFactor.co.uk

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Invoice Factoring

    A problem many business owners face regarding business funding is the amount of time a client can take settling their bill, generally a client can take up to sixty days before settling. This can be a problematic especially for small businesses that require available capital. Help is available for such...

    Provided By TryFactoring.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Factor Your Way To Success With Business Factoring

    For your business to succeed even with a lot of credit clients, you will require a steady inflow of cash at regular intervals in order to meet your daily expenses and fund your expansion plans. This will especially be tough if you are a start-up business or if you are...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // May 2010

    6 Tips For Making Your Service Business Less Squishy (And More Valuable)

    With people as their main assets, many service businesses as just selling hours, re-inventing themselves for every project. Customizing everything, if the people leave, there is no business. As a result, service businesses are tough to sell for anything more than a dreaded "Earn out". If you want to sell...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Top 5 Ways To Find Your Next Million-Dollar Idea

    Have you ever noticed how some of your best business ideas come when you're traveling? While you're no longer going through the motions in the well-worn grooves of your old habits, all five of your senses can be engaged in absorbing the different ways things get done. On your next...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Reaching For The Skies

    If you decide to tackle an engineering challenge or to venture into the scientific unknown as an entrepreneur, you're embarking on a real adventure - difficult, fascinating, often risky. Sometimes you and your team might feel quite alone, while at others you might choose to partner with friends or even...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Speeding the Search for Off Shore Developers

    How can businesses reduce the risks of offshoring? Is there an easy way to locate developers and evaluate their quality? CEOs are often forced to make difficult outsourcing decisions that will directly affect the future of the company. Time, distance and language barriers also make it difficult to assess the...

    Provided By Accelerance

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Basic Steps For Starting A Business

    Before starting a new business or expanding an existing business, you should develop a business plan. The business plan will serve many purposes. It will help you define the purpose of your business and organize it. It will help you determine the business' growth patterns, and it will help you...

    Provided By West Central Initiative

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    How To Exceed Expectations

    One of the secrets to being the kind of business that people naturally talk about is to consistently exceed your customer's expectations. The author suggests to think about more as a strategy and even build in processes to make certain it happens. But, the first order of business is to...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Ridgely Evers On Small Vs. Big Business Leadership: Pt 3

    Anyone who's using their financials to drive their business is doing the equivalent of driving their car in the rearview mirror. It's never a happy outcome. You should check your financials often, just as you do the rearview mirror. But the important stuff is happening elsewhere. Your customers, your people,...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Top 5 Tips For Entrepreneurial Success

    A successful business isn't the product or service it sells, its supply chain or its corporate culture: It is a group of people bound together by a common purpose and vision. The best designed business plan will come to nothing if it is not carried out by an enthusiastic and...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Innovator's Paradox

    Are you the most innovative person in your company? If so, you could be jeopardizing the future of your business. When you go to sell your company, you're going to have to convince a buyer that the business will run just fine once you leave. If you're the person who...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Word Of Mouth Today

    It used to be that if someone liked your business they would tell a few friends and those friends would tell a few friends. But today, it is far more likely that someone happy with your business will; Blog about it; Post their experience on a forum; Write a review...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    What Gen Y Entrepreneurs Have Learned...And Can Teach You

    It may sound like a contradiction to say that the new Gen Y entrepreneurs have learned a lot, but it's because many of the lessons they've learned have come from watching others - especially other entrepreneurs. They're also more collaborative, unafraid to approach other business owners for partnerships, advice, or...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Are You A Serial Entrepreneur Or Mission-Driven?

    Some people just love coming up with a new idea and pursuing it from scratch. As one knows the type. These classic entrepreneurs love to sit back and recall their "many companies." Failed attempts and false starts just add to their track record. More than anything else, they are motivated...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Advice To Start-Ups: Get A Lawyer!

    A CEO is never happy to have to call a litigator: it usually means that his company has been wronged, or worse, that the company has been accused of wronging someone else. And, of course, a lawsuit always means time, money, and a public relations hassle. Obviously, not all litigation...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Entrepreneurship: Use Symbols To Attract Resources

    Fresh entrepreneurs face the same problem when starting out on their own: "When you are relatively young, with relatively little experience, and you are relatively poor, and you have an unproven new idea, what do you have to do to convince powerful and rich people to give you the first...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Portfolio Risk Management And Carbon Emissions Valuation In Electric Power

    The energy business is in transition from a cost structure based on fuel and capital to a business that also accounts for the carbon footprint of energy production, transmission and end use. In the European Union (EU), this is already the case, with a liquid and functioning carbon emissions trading...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Hiring While Downsizing

    In this webcast, Jeffrey Allen, founder of PlacementLaw.com, and author of Instant Interviews: 101 Ways to Get the Best Job of Your Life, provides tips on how businesses can hire and downsize at the same time.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Fares Management And Distribution

    The airline industry is experiencing a step change in the way in which it manages its business. This step change, heralded by the impact of the low-cost carriers, is not a question of cost reduction alone but instead a return to the fundamentals of developing and executing a consumer-centric business....

    Provided By SITA

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Overcome Start-Up Fears

    Here's a question to consider if one is contemplating starting a business. What would be worse: never leaping into an idea one is passionate about because one is afraid to fail, or leaping into that idea with all one is got, yet still possibly having to face failure? Most entrepreneurs...

    Provided By American Management Association

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Eco-Friendly Marketing: How To Get Yourself Out Of The "Green" Sea Of Sameness

    Just having a green message and a green product isn't enough. You have to continue through all the way to the packaging. "Carry the green opportunity through to the packaging," says the author, a branding and marketing company geared specifically toward green projects. "Come up with a unique packaging, which...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The 5 Most Innovative New Online Business Models In 2010

    As time goes on, one of the more interesting trends that continues to happen with surprising regularity is how frequently new business models and ways of doing business are emerging through social media and online tools. In many cases, these trends are helping to reinvent how businesses sell and consumers...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Save $75,000 For Your Small Business This Year

    The old kindergarten lesson of sharing packs a powerful punch for small businesses looking to save money. Sharing software, that is - an affordable, easy, and even green way to save money for businesses looking to enhance their collaboration and productivity. And for some companies the savings can reach upward...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2010

    One Fun Way To Avoid Becoming A Small Business Startup Fatality

    If you're an entrepreneur starting up a business, you've probably heard the following: The first year is going to be intense. You'll need to work 24/7 to get your business up and running. Then you'll have to work even harder to show a profit. Why, then, do so many entrepreneurs,...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Social Media Books To Start Your Year Off Right

    One of the best parts of a new year is that it can be a chance to start fresh - set new goals, start new projects and commit to expanding your knowledge. January is often the perfect time to read new books because the enthusiasm of starting anew is in...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is This The Age Of Radical Industrialists?

    It's always the age for someone with a good idea to make lots of money. But the eternal question for green entrepreneurs is whether or not it's possible to go green and make green at the same time. Is it possible to wed profit and purpose? Can business play a...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Do You Have The Right People On The Bus?

    Few things are more important to the success of a business than having the right people - both the leaders and the followers. Too many times, these people are like "Riders on a bus" who get on randomly - or as a matter of convenience. That's usually a serious mistake,...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Magic Word That Can Transform Your Business

    Sure, Yes may cost you some time and money, and yes, Yes can be a pain in the rear sometimes. But when you think about some of the great businesses, they are great because their answer is Yes: ? Nordstrom's is famous for saying Yes. Go to an Apple Store...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Tips For Winning The Local Search Game

    When prospective buyers want to find products, services, people and experiences these days, quite often they begin their search online - even if they are looking for a business or store right in their backyard. Working to position your business prominently when local prospects turn to a search engine has...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Can You Answer These 10 Planning Questions?

    How well are you managing your business? Is your planning helping you steer the business well? Are you controlling your own destiny? Are you satisfied with the business as is, or do you think you can do better? Starting, growing and even surviving in business is a matter of navigating...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Transition Curve

    This paper is about the emotional intricacies of being a CEO or entrepreneur and the emotional roller coaster you'll ride, or are already riding. Marc Andreesen, co-founder of Netscape, once wrote: "First and foremost, a startup puts you on an emotional rollercoaster unlike anything you have ever experienced. You flip...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    When Opportunity Knocks, Think Twice

    As your business succeeds, you will think of more ideas and find more opportunities to pursue them. Additional revenues, relationships and a broader customer base will open more doors. You will want to offer more products and features. You will want to capitalize on the opportunity before you. But should...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Tools For Running Your Location Independent Business

    Your clients and customers don't necessarily need to know that you are running your business from across the globe. With the advent of the internet, outsourcing, and other services, you can operate your location independent business just as effectively from 2,000 miles away as you can from 20 miles away....

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Transitioning From Executive To Entrepreneur

    Corporate executives are trained to collaborate and reach consensus on major decisions. But, most business owners, especially the founders, rarely seek anyone else's input. Entrepreneurs also expect their employees to be self-directed and able to juggle multiple tasks. "A lot of former executives will never be able to go back...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Working Formula For Tackling Large-Scale Poverty

    Tackling large-scale poverty is daunting. What can one small organization do? Yet despite the seemingly endless nature of the task, key opportunities do exist for entrepreneurial companies, say IESE professors Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair in their working paper, "Organizational Mechanisms of Inclusive Growth: A Critical Realist Perspective on Scaling."...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Markets With A Mission

    The mission of a business might seem simple: Produce a product or a service, make a profit, and use that profit to expand the business. But social and environmental issues are impacting the business world like never before. Customers and shareholders are demanding more accountability and, in return, these companies...

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Podcast: Smarter Collaboration Cost Reduction Strategy

    Are you CAPEX and OPEX challenged? Looking for ways to free up money in your IT budget immediately that can still help with long term TCO? Looking for rapid ROI? Smarter Collaboration solutions from IBM offers you an unique opportunity to focus, exploit opportunities, and act with speed. This podcast...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Why It's So Difficult To Find Angel Capital

    Suppose you've started a business that needs $100,000 of external financing to get off the ground. Because none of your friends or family has the money to make the investment, you're looking for an accredited angel investor. That investor is going to be very, very hard to find. Statistically, very...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Are Women Less Interested In Entrepreneurship Than Men?

    There's a tendency for policy makers and the media to argue that entrepreneurship is growing among women. In fact, many publications present data that compares the numbers of women business owners or self-employed over time to show that the numbers are on the rise. Take, for example, how the Office...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 Tips For Pulling Off A Pop-Up Shop

    To pop-up or not to pop-up: this is a good question to consider if you're thinking of starting a business, and want to test the waters before making a full commitment. It's not easy to start a business that generates long-term interest beyond the initial concept. Opting to launch a...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Does Angel Funding Help Startups?

    If you are thinking of raising capital from a business angel, you probably want to know if getting that funding will help your business. More specifically, you are likely interested in learning whether angel financing will benefit you enough to justify trading equity in your company for the investment. Unfortunately,...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Performance Of The Companies In The Kauffman Firm Survey

    Last year, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report describing what had happened over the 2004 to 2007 period to the cohort of 2004 start-ups that it has been following. While their method of identifying the cohort of new businesses is complicated and not necessarily comparable to data from...

    Provided By American Express