Category Archives: Featured Posts

5 Questions to Gauge Your Startup’s Potential

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 9.36.15 AM

Despite the obstacles of a prolonged down economy and a culture seemingly dominated by huge multinational corporations, startups driven by modern efficiency and an entrepreneurial spirit continue to accomplish unexpected, exciting, and innovative feats. Will yours be one of them? … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Updates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

6 Things Highly Effective Leaders Do Differently

Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 11.42.50 AM

Becoming an effective leader is a character trait that many people strive for. An effective leader helps their organization become more successful because of their effective leadership skills. Take a look at some of the most successful organizations you can … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Updates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Elements of a Business Plan

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.23.38 PM

Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you’ve spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Updates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Startup: The First 100 Days

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 9.09.54 AM

Starting a business, though often rewarding and worthwhile, is a big challenge. Entrepreneurs are bound to make a few mistakes in the beginning, and some of those business owners are willing to share the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way. Rob Biederman, … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Updates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I Ever Received

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 10.02.47 AM

When you’re thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who’s been there before is like gold. But as time goes on, you’ll realize that some of those … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Updates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Tick

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 1.16.09 PM

What do Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all have in common? Probably nothing. Or maybe a lot. Honestly, I have no idea. What I do know is that I met one of them and – trust me when … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Updates | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment
Submit a Competition Sign Up Now!
  • Business Plan Resources

    Do you have a business idea or want to enter a business plan competition but not sure where to start? See our list of must-read business plan resources.