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Growth Strategies

Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Our expert attorney Peter Buckland offers up tips on forming a board of directors.
Growth Strategies

My New Restaurant Has Rave Reviews, But Business Is Slowing Down Dramatically. Why?

A new train-themed restaurant started off well, but the number of diners on board is dropping. Ask Entrepreneur's expert offers advice to help this business get back on track.
Starting a Business

Without Knowing Much About Technology, How Can I Launch an Online Service Platform?

A tutor would like to sell his services online, but doesn't have the tech chops to bring it to life. Ask Entrepreneur's business expert suggests a CTO and other solutions.

Apple Surpasses Coke to Become World's Most Valuable Brand

The soft drink giant fell to third place, behind Apple and Google, in this year's Interbrand survey of the most valuable brands.
Growth Strategies

How Can I Legally Improve a Product I Didn't Create?

An innovator wonders if her ideas could generate a profit or a lawsuit. Ask Entrepreneur's legal expert answers, pointing out red flags that could keep the green out of reach.
Growth Strategies

How Can I Turn Price-Sensitive Shoppers Into Customers?

A business is having trouble with sales after expanding into a new market. Ask Entrepreneur's business operations expert offers ideas that are right on the money.
Marketing

How Can I Set My Business Apart From the Competition?

A bakery owner wants to set her business apart from the competition. Ask Entrepreneur's branding and marketing expert shows her how to put the icing on her cake.
Growth Strategies

How Can I Grow My Home-Based Business?

A home-based small-business owner wants more clients. Ask Entrepreneur's business operations expert shares optimal paths to grow and what she'll need for the journey.
Starting a Business

Should I Create One or Two Websites for My Business?

One product. Two target markets. How many websites should be created? Ask Entrepreneur's branding and marketing expert solves the equation and shows how one size can indeed fit all.
Finance

How Can I (Legally) Support Myself With Funds Raised for an Early-Stage Startup?

An aspiring entrepreneur asks whether it's legal to take a salary from investor capital. Ask Entrepreneur's business expert answers, also suggesting crucial factors to consider before leaving a job and salary behind for any startup.