Geting Started

Alphabet Soup: LLC vs. S Corp

When you finally launch your venture, will it be an S Corp, a C Corp (doubtful), an LLC, or an LLP? Choosing the legal structure of your start-up is very important and has major ramifications on not only the entrepreneur’s legal liability, but also on personal income and eventual exit. Without incoprorating as one of […]

Tax Matters!

One of the major considerations in deciding whether to incorporate as an S-Corp, LLC, LLP, or other legal structure is the tax treatment of revenues. That makes knowledge of the current tax code important information when an entrepreneur is launching a venture. Knowing every in and out of the tax code is very difficult, especially […]

The Secret of Instant Success

You’ve been working hard, pulling all nighters, and slaving away. You’ve been working on your venture for months, maybe longer. You have the drive, the skills, the brilliant concept, and you want to know why your start-up isn’t the next Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube yet. There are several reasons those businesses succeeded […]

5 Ways to Decrease Stress When Starting a Business

When you start a venture, you have a lot of work to do. All that work takes a lot of time. An experienced entrepreneur used to joke that when you start your own business, you get to work half days and you can choose which 12 hours of the day that is. It’s a dry […]

Writing the Business Plan

The second article in a series on the steps to starting a venture. You’ve got your idea; that’s Where It All Begins. After deciding to move forward with your idea and turn it into a business, you have to do two things: find a business partner and write a business plan. VentureStart will discuss finding […]

Top 10 Incubators/Accelerators

There’s a fundamental difference between incubators and accelerators. It’s important to understand the difference so that you know what to expect and know what you’re getting yourself and your startup into. It’s also important to remember that each incubator and accelerator has its own personality and style, so be sure to research that as well. […]

Where it all begins

This is the first article in a bi-monthly series on the steps to starting a venture. For many would-be entrepreneurs, the hardest part of starting a company is just that, getting started. Before the start-up stage, before the seed stage, before even the idea stage, there‚Äôs a conscious decision to take an idea and try […]