Our Best Resources to Help You Find a Business Idea

Maybe you know you'd make a great entrepreneur, but you're having trouble finding that perfect idea. Whether you're after suggestions, help with the brainstorming process, or tips for validating your idea, this list of great resources can help.

Candice Landau |

The Importance of Trademarking

Thinking about trademarking your business's slogan, symbol, or name? There are a few different routes you can take, and it's best to get started as soon as possible—or you might face financial and legal trouble down the road.

Rachael Lacey |

Venture Debt 101

Venture debt can be a great source of "free money" for certain startups, but with this comes certain financial risks. Here's how to determine if venture debt is right for your startup, and how to navigate the process.

Chase Garbarino |

Why No Company Is Too Small or Too Localized for PR

PR isn't just for big businesses. No matter if your business is large or small, brick-and-mortar or online, here's how to create a PR strategy and start conversations about your brand.

Elliot Tomaeno |

Change Is the Only Thing That’s Constant: Why Small Businesses Should Embrace Disruption

Is your company equipped to deal with a global business climate that is changing more rapidly than you can say "disruption"? Be careful, or your business might just be left behind.

Andrew Heikkila |

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Raising VC Money for Your Tech Startup

Are you spending endless hours perfecting your VC pitch—before your startup is really even off the ground? Here's why you might want to consider holding off on seeking venture capital funding.

Nicholas Rubright |

From Wall Street to Entrepreneurship: 6 Hard Lessons Learned

Certain aspects of working for a company—like keeping your boss happy and navigating office politics—lose their utility when you’re on your own. Here are six lessons learned by one entrepreneur who made the switch.

Min Fang |

An Absolutely 100% Non-Boring Article About Business Insurance

Attack by pirates, fires, floods—who says business insurance is boring? Hopefully you'll never need insurance for such dramatic debacles, but it's still smart to make sure you understand the necessary coverage.

Max Schleicher |


Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Template Download

Stuck looking at a blank page? Get to know the general layout of a standard business plan with this free template.

One-Page Business Pitch Template

Validate a new business idea, or quickly develop your business strategy by starting with a one-page pitch. Do this before you plan!

Tim Berry's Guide to Starting a Business

Expert guidance on starting a business from business planning authority Tim Berry.

The Art of Pitching for Funding eBook

Need Cash? Pitching expert, Caroline Cummings, shares pitch techniques, secrets and tools in this easy-to-read guide.

Free SWOT Analysis Template

Develop smart strategies to grow your business by conducting a simple SWOT Analysis. Start with this one-page template.

"Start, Run & Grow Your Business" ebook

Tips and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their company to the next level.