Category: Startup Insider

Industries Driving the Top 10 Small Cities for Business Owners

Opportunity isn't found just in the big city. Which is why NerdWallet and Entrepreneur Media examined 463 U.S. small cities with populations from 50,000 to 100,000 to discover other places where business is thriving.  According to the study, some of the fastest-growing industries have taken root in smaller metropolitan areas with strong economies close to major business hubs. In many…

How to Stop Lying to Yourself

It was September of 1816 and two Parisian boys were playing in the courtyard of the Louvre, the famous museum in Paris. On the other side of the courtyard, a physician named René Laennec began to quicken his pace as he walked along in the morning sun. There was a woman with heart disease waiting…

4 Ways You Can Secure Partnerships for Your Startup

While most entrepreneurs aim to make theirs a successful startup story, their lack of a third party to help them scale can make the task quite challenging. Indeed, it can take years for a new business to develop its customer base and attain success. Related: 4 Tips to Go Further, Faster with Strategic Partnerships Most startups fail precisely because they can't sustain their…

4 Practices to Triumph Any Trial

Are you facing an obstacle that feels insurmountable? Aren’t we all? Trials are inevitable in life and certainly in entrepreneurship, but believe it or not, the pain can be good for you. I am a firm believer that obstacles are what test our hearts, minds and bodies so that we can acquire wisdom and build our…

Becoming a Company's First Non-Corporate Franchise Owner

Franchise Players is Entrepreneur's Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com. Jeffrey Schwartz decided to become a franchisee at the perfect moment: soon after he signed his franchise contract, his employer laid him off. Schwartz had wanted to escape the corporate…