We should all learn from failure – especially entrepreneurs. But don’t fail when it comes to outsourcing – learn the legal do’s and don’ts before you try it. And as a bonus – check out the Financing trends for 2011.
- Five Financing Trends for 2011 – When it comes to funding options for startups, new ideas seem to come along every season. Some may be old ideas dressed up in a new way, while a few may be something we really haven’t seen before. It isn’t certain which ones will become the new black of small business and which will disappear with this year’s hemlines. But here are five financing trends for 2011 that could have an impact on your company.
- Outsourcing to Freelancers & Consultants – 5 Tips for Getting it Right (and Lawful) – Here are some tips to help you navigate the process of finding, hiring and managing freelancers, consultants, and independent contractors.
- The Early Failures of Famous Entrepreneurs & What They Learned – When we think about the true legends of the business world, it’s easy to put them on pedestals. Surely, we tell ourselves, the people who produce multi-billion dollar fortunes are a different breed than the rest of us. And seldom (if ever) do we picture them failing at anything. Yet when you look back on the real-life histories of iconic entrepreneurs, there is plenty of failure to go around. In fact, these early setbacks were often instrumental in shaping the careers of these storied figures.