Category: How to Start a Startup

How to start a business with little or no money

So, you’ve got an idea and want to start a small business. Good for you! How are you going to find enough money to get it launched? The Small Business Association says starting a microbusiness costs about $3000 while the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation suggested that the number is around $30,000. If only 3% of […]


Can I Start a Business Without Knowing How to Code?

I don’t know how to code. Is my startup idea dead in the water? You have a background in law, or medicine or teaching (or anything else) and you have a great idea for a startup. You want to start a business. That’s awesome! You don’t know how to code…Not so awesome?? Actually, don’t go […]


10 Great Startup Ideas For 2021

Many people have always wanted to start their own business but have been too fearful. Most say they are scared of failure or they are unsure what to do first. The answer is to start slowly. Start by investigating, and validating, an idea. Or rather, a problem that needs to be solved. Becoming an entrepreneur can […]


9 Steps to Writing a 1-page, Lean Startup, Business Plan

So it’s the middle of Covid and you’ve decided to make that business you’ve been noodling around with a reality. You want to become a startup entrepreneur. What do you do now? One of the best ways to launch a successful business is to use a scientific method that has been proven to give you […]


10 reasons why NOW, during a pandemic, is the best time to Start a New Business

In the midst of all this uncertainty and turmoil, ingenuity continues to thrive, with entrepreneurs in the US starting new ventures at the fastest rate in over a decade. 3.2 million Americans have filed for a business application in 2020, up from 2.7 million at the same point in 2019. RIGHT NOW is the best […]


How to come up with a great idea for a Startup

Lots of people like the idea of having their own business, and particularly during these uncertain times with layoffs and job losses, now may be the perfect time to take the leap yourself. One of the things that research has shown is that there are good ways and bad ways to start a new business, […]


How to get past what’s holding you back from starting your business

As a professor of entrepreneurship at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson, mentor, venture capitalist, international business speaker, and columnist for Inc., I meet and interact with more than 1000 “wantrepreneurs” (first time founders on the cusp of starting a startup) every year. They have loads of different reasons for wanting to launch […]


10 most common business startup mistakes to avoid

Starting your own business is wonderful and challenging and exhilarating and difficult. Many new businesses succeed but about 50% of them fail and only about one-third survive 10 years or more. What are the biggest reasons why businesses fail? At the end of the day, it is not usually the business that is failing; it […]


7 Steps to Successfully Launching a Startup

Have you always wanted to start your own business? Or maybe you are already an entrepreneur but you have a new idea! The most successful startups follow a series of steps that take them from idea to revenue, so read on and learn about the different stages involved in launching a successful business. Each stage is […]


First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

So you’d like to be an entrepreneur, huh?  There are lots of things to think about before you learn how to start a startup, and the very first is…how do you find a problem to solve? If you look at businesses that failed, you’ll find that they really never addressed a problem that people cared […]


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