Why Your Startup Needs an Advisory Board

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Never be the smartest person in the room. If you are, then you’re in the wrong room. That’s one piece of advice I would give to all entrepreneurs. As a founder, the talent you hire at your startup is crucial. While difficult to attract and retain any … Read more

How Dave’s Hot Chicken Grew a Cult Following in an East Hollywood Parking Lot

There’s not much traffic going west towards Hollywood, but Dave’s Hot Chicken is nonetheless crowded at noon on an ordinary Tuesday. Checkered red trays holding piles of steaming, crispy chicken make their way through the maze of customers lined up to order, and they eventually land at the tables of hungry diners filling the outdoor … Read more

Why Startup Equity Splits Are Not a Negotiation

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the biggest misconceptions startup founders have is that equity ownership needs to be negotiated with one another in advance of any work being done. This approach virtually guarantees that a potentially devastating agreement will be made. The best way a founder can avoid sharing equity … Read more

Creating an EdTech Course for Adults? These 3 Principles Will Make It Successful

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Adults learn differently than children, and therefore it is extremely important for startups that are engaged in education to take this difference into account to stand out from the competition. As the adult education market is growing at an enormous pace, it attracts investors. According to Verified … Read more

7 Perils of Accidental Startup Success That Can Doom Your Business to Imminent Failure

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the biggest misconceptions about entrepreneurship is that once you crack the code to sales, you’ve created an invincible money-printing machine. A lesser-known truth is that a few looming perils can doom even an initially successful business to failure, and you may not see them coming … Read more

6 Ways to Start a Business With the Skills You Already Have

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are three common reasons why people do not start their own business. JGI / Jamie Grill | Getty Images Lack of cash. Lack of clarity. Lack of confidence. I suppose another reason could be they just don’t feel like it. But if that’s not the issue, … Read more

Why Fractional Executives Are The Best Investment For Your Business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Small businesses struggle on many fronts and find it difficult to strive in the competitive world. But with the help of fractional executives, these businesses have a true fighting chance! What is a fractional executive? A fractional executive is an individual in a company hires to fulfill … Read more

Why a SaaS Business Model Could be Your Ticket to Massive Success

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With lower overhead costs, a simplified sales process, more efficient operations and shockingly high multiples when you sell the company, it’s hard to beat the SaaS business model. SaaS, or Software as a Service, is a part of almost everyone’s lives today. Salesforce, Shopify and QuickBooks are … Read more

The Importance of Synergistic Capital for Early-Stage Companies

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As I was talking to one of my early-stage founders about corporate governance principles, I realized that what I was sharing with him is not common knowledge. Early-stage founders always here “seek smart capital,” but I realized that founders don’t really understand the full depth of that … Read more