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Startup Tips

The 13 Factors That Make a Strong Partnership

Review these 13 points you need to take into consideration before joining forces with a partner

The following excerpt is from Scott Duffy’s book Breakthrough. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBoundPotentially the most important decision you’ll make in your business’s early days is whether or not to bring in partners to be co-owners alongside you. This could include searching for ...

by Scott Duffy  | May 19, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

I Co-Founded a Startup With My Best Friend: How to Balance Friendship and Business

Follow these three tips if you're thinking about co-founding a company with a friend

From the very beginning, my co-founder Nicolas and I were very hands-on with the business. When we first secured office space, we drove straight to IKEA to purchase brand new furniture. Nicolas and I didn't have a large enough vehicle, so we befriended and ...

by Dan Saks  | March 10, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

What Do You Do If Your Business Partner Makes You Uncomfortable?

Should you even have a comfort zone?

As humans, we love living within our comfort zone. Science tells us that our comfort zones are a place where activities and experiences fit a pattern and a routine that we're used to. It's a place of minimum risk for us, which is why ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | February 06, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

8 considerations when choosing a business partner

Like a marriage that starts off all hearts and dreams, a partnership can quickly turn into heartbreak if you’re not careful enough.

As a serial entrepreneur, I have had my share of good and bad business partners. One experience in particular started out pretty good because this person had lots of industry knowledge and connections. We could walk into any account and the prospect ...

by Pamela Wasley  | May 24, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

10 ways to immediately connect with anyone

Get that baggage out of the way and you can connect with anyone.

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your ...

by Travis Bradberry  | February 05, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

8 reasons why entrepreneurs need more business relationships and fewer friends

Because 'it's not what you know, it's who you know.'

Successful entrepreneurs understand the difference between a good business relationship with more people and having more friends. In fact, the focus on social networking platforms, starting with Facebook, has destroyed the meaning of the word friend and even changed it from a ...

by Martin Zwilling  | February 04, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

5 kinds of people who will help you succeed as an entrepreneur

Don't detach yourself from these people who can contribute to help you attain success.

Entrepreneurship is, in many ways, about achieving independence. You won't have a boss anymore. You won't have a network of supervisors and coworkers to set your schedule or monitor your success. Instead, you'll become a master of your own destiny, and you'll ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 15, 2015 10:00:00

Holy Crab! Here's another proof you can turn passion into a profitable business

Be inspired by how this young entrepreneur turned his passion into a successful business.

While following your passion may already be a cliché in pursuing a business, this still holds true to most successful entrepreneurs especially for those businesses built out of their hobbies and interests.  Included in those passion-driven entrepreneurs is Peter Tajon, owner of ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | April 20, 2015 12:50:00
Startup Tips

Right on cue: A new twist to Pinoy ihaw-ihaw

This restaurant has put a new spin on the ihaw-ihaw joint that Pinoys simply love. Its menu is wholly dedicated to meat and comfort food.

Friends Eliza Antonino, Abba Napa, and Jon Syjuco make up the partnership behind the Moment Group, the force behind one of the restaurants that decorate Bonifacio High Street’s East Superblock: ‘Cue Modern Barbecue. Their food lies somewhere between the local ihaw-ihaws and ...

by Alex Grant  | March 05, 2015 01:03:00
Business Ideas

Valentine's Day business idea: Custom-made chocolates

Valentine's Day is a day for entrepreneurs, too. Earn additinal income by making and selling custom-made chocolates.

In a few days, Filipinos will once again be trooping to malls and flower shops looking for that perfect gift to give their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, as the occasion has long transcended from being exclusively for lovers alone. To help ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 11, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 signs that you need to split from your partner

How can you tell if a business partnership is not actually working? Here are signs that you need to part ways with your business partner.

Here’s the story: You’ve got a great new business idea that was devised with your best friend or favorite co-worker and you’re ready to quit your day job to have a go at entrepreneurship. You’ve collectively agreed that a 50-50 partnership is ...

by Adam Callinan  | February 06, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

The pros and cons of buying a business

Here are a few important things to consider before you buy an existing business.

Many successful entrepreneurs are described as people who started their business from nothing and grew it to what it is now. Indeed, it takes time—normally several years as the entrepreneur struggles to survive trials—before a business can get truly established in the ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Business structure 101

One of the important aspects of opening a business is choosing the way it is organized.

July 01, 2013 10:00:00