The Essie Cosmetics founder explains why you need to be specific, prepared and confident when you approach investors.
FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren explains how strategic partnerships can help each business reach a whole new audience.
Essie Weingarten talks about the strategies she uses to build a loyal customer base for her nail polish brand.
When you have a business that fulfills a need rather than a desire, you have to prove your value over the competition.
You have to understand the limits of your knowledge so that you can surround yourself with the right experts and advisers.
The less working capital your business requires, the more it will be worth--and vice versa.
In order to make the most of your content marketing, you have to understand the context and reach of various online platforms.
Once you've invested time and money in finding new customers, it's essential to retain them.
As a social business, you can't compromise your mission--even if it means turning down some opportunities.
Your business will benefit if you help your team members--especially those who aren't naturally charismatic--develop stronger leadership skills.
FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren reminds social entrepreneurs that it's essential not to ignore sound business practices in favor of your social mission.
While hiring remains slow, there are reasons that entrepreneurs are feeling positive.
If the goal of your business is to improve the world, you're ultimately trying to put yourself out of a job.
Gilt founder Kevin Ryan asks a few simple questions to determine if a business idea is worth pursuing.
As an entrepreneur, it's essential that you don't limit your own vision, says FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren.
Social media is a marathon, not a sprint, so it's important to understand that results take time.
Gilt founder Kevin Ryan explains why experience in a much larger company isn't always a good quality in a start-up hire.
SurePayroll president Michael Alter is cautiously optimistic for small businesses, predicting growth in revenue and productivity with limited hiring gains.
You don't have to be an innovative leader, but you have to support and fight for the creative ideas of your people.
Stop working through lunch--instead, take people to lunch and help them grow as leaders.