Category: Startup Insider

30 Difficult Situations That Entrepreneurs Secretly Love

In the business world, there are plenty of conventionally negative situations. When a new competitor emerges to threaten your business, for instance, your entire livelihood may be put in jeopardy. Related: Why Competition Is Good But not all these situations are necessarily worrisome: Entrepreneurial personalities are able to see the bright side in these moments, and…

5 Reasons Your Online Business Isn't Growing

Today, your business can either fail or succeed based off of how well you do on the Internet. You may have an online business, or a component of your business is online, but either way, your sales online dramatically affect your growth. When companies release their quarterly reports, the growth of the business online affects whether investors…

How to Think Like an Innovator

Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for our edge. What new products or services can we create? How can we push the boundaries and expand into new markets? Anyone can make incremental changes: turning a four-part training into six parts, or building a widget that’s a half-inch smaller. But how can you develop breakthrough ideas that actually…

Franchises That Didn't Exist Three Years Ago

This story first appeared in the October issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. With more than 1,000 franchise opportunities already out there, it takes guts for a new company to throw its hat into the ring. But many do each year. Here, you’ll find 158 businesses that started franchising in…

Check Out the Investors You Haven't Considered Yet

This story first appeared in the October issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. When Morten Middelfart went searching for seed investors for Social Quant, his Twitter analytics company in Tampa, Fla., his banker suggested pitching Atlantic Merchant Capital Advisors, a local family office. One informal meeting with the private investment firm, which…