How to Showcase Your Startup without Giving Everything Away

Entrepreneurs may find it difficult to garner enthusiasm for their ventures without giving away everything involved, but by maintaining a simple and to-the-point description of their new enterprises, ...


Going after the “American Dream”: Starting a Business as an Immigrant

I came to the U.S. from Colombia like many immigrants do: I was looking to find my “American Dream” and have the chance to take part in all life has to offer here.As with any move of signi...


8 Common Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

When you decide to start up a company it can be very exciting yet exhausting at the same time. You are filled with joy but at the same time you can’t wait to get everything started and going as ...


How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

Hiring your first staff as a young entrepreneur and business owner is crucial to determining how far you go with growing your company. You have certain challenges as a young business owner looking to ...


Please Don’t Try to Build the Next Instagram

2 years of work…  $1 billion payout… In an instant, this became the dream of thousands of young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs.  Instagram was founded in 2010.  They built a relatively sim...


How to Budget Your Startups Tech Needs

More and more startups these days have a technology component to their business. And then for some, technology is not only core to their business, but the foundation of it. But while tech has reduced ...


8 NYC Startups to Watch. Which Catches Your Eye?

December 8th, 2011. I’m at the last Ultra Light Startups meetup of 2011, and hoping for a good set of pitches to finish off a great year. Every once in a while, there are pitches that wow you and ot...


Brand Matters: Trademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding

In my last post I discussed some of the key considerations for preparing to submit a trademark registration application to the USPTO. In this article we take a step back, and clarify what exactly can ...


Don't Miss Deadlines for Techstars: #1 Startup Incubator in the World

TechStars is one of the best incubator programs in the world. Every year thousands of companies try to get in but only a select few make the cut. TechStars has expanded to 5 programs in New York, Bost...


Got the Spirit But No Capital? Think about These Trendy Start-Ups

You may have the entrepreneurial fire in the belly. You may have a new product or service in mind that’s going to knock the socks off the competition. You may even have the business plan to back...