The Best Startup Talk: 10 Must-Read Articles on Starting a Business

From overcoming challenges to landing your first client and actively managing risk, here are ten articles that will help you navigate the startup process.

Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. But if your ready to turn your idea into reality, entrepreneurship is an exciting journey that will forever change your life.  From overcoming challenges to landing your first client and actively managing risk, here are ten articles that will help you navigate the startup process:

1. Three Common Challenges Entrepreneurs Face (And How to Overcome Them)

Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is exciting — it is also terrifying. After you leave the safety of a full-time job, you will face several common challenges that all entrepreneurs face–chief among them instability, stress, and solitude. In my experience, I have found that embracing these struggles is the first step to overcoming them. Read more

2. Startup Panic: How to Release “Right Now” Thinking and Make Powerful Progress in Business

It’s natural for business owners to want everything done as quickly as possible, making the most of the little time that they have. While business owners should maximize their productivity and utilize their time wisely, taking your time may be the best choice for your business instead of being driven by fear and panic. Read more

3. Starting a New Business: How to Land Your First Clients

Once you’ve developed and established your startup, the next step is to find your first clients. It may be harder than it looks to land those first clients, especially when your business still has that new car smell. Consumers tend to stay with what they know and trust, and with your business being new, they may be reluctant to try what you have to offer. Here are a few tips to help you lock in your first few clients. Read more

4. Starting a Business: One Thing Every Entrepreneur Should Do Sooner Than Later

New business owners should take every chance they can to strengthen their product knowledge and gain industry exposure. As a new business owner, you may naturally lack in these areas. Attending an industry expo as soon as possible may seem risky, but is one way to network and gain industry knowledge. Read more

5. Entrepreneurship is All About (Active) Risk Management

One of the most important lessons a successful entrepreneur has learned is the ability to manage risk. The ability to manage risk is what sets an entrepreneur with an idea apart from one that actually builds a business from it. The greatest risk any startup could run into is running out of cash or available credit. Entrepreneurs should relentlessly concentrate on controlling costs and managing this risk. Read more

6. 20 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is Awesome

Entrepreneurship is the new American (and global) dream. Everyone wants it but few are bold enough to do what it takes to make that dream a reality. At YFS Magazine we know how awesome it is to be an entrepreneur and endeavor to empower you to know the same. Read more

7. Before You Quit Your Job to Start a Business, Read This

I recently received a message from a long-time friend who launched a part-time business several years ago and is now considering making the transition to full-time entrepreneurship. I decided to take a trip down memory lane to when I launched my first successful and profitable business. This is what I told her — and what I recommend that you consider before you quit your job and start a new business. Read more

8. The Art of Starting a New Business 

Everyone has at least one idea that could be turned into a viable business. The idea sparks something inside of us and ignites this little frenzy of passion which is difficult for some to ignore. When we feel this spark start to smoulder in that passion part of our being, we do one of two things – we either act on it or we let the spark sizzle until it dies. Read more

9. Starting a Small Business? Ten Ways an Accountant Can Help 

As a budding entrepreneur, you may be an expert on the day-to-day activities that directly impact revenue. However, many fail to acknowledge the importance of financial management. An accountant acts as a financial business advisor, focusing on the financial areas you may not be knowledgeable in or have the time to commit to. Read more

10. Startup Business Planning: To Plan or Not to Plan, That is the Question 

When it comes to starting your own company, nothing is more controversial than the preparation of a business plan. Mixed reviews abound on whether to spend time writing a business plan rather than just starting the business. Like many business decisions, it depends. Read more

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