Nuts and Bolts
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Nuts & Bolts: Smart networking
As we wrap our series on the basics of starting a small business, Patti Greene offers this parting advice: You don't have to do it all alone. Talk to your fellow entrepreneurs and seek out networks of people who can help.
Nuts & Bolts: Accidental boss
Our business-owning listeners tell us they're not always eager to jump into hiring. Becoming a boss can dilute the attractions that lead people to self-employment in the first place, but it can also enhance the experience. Steve Tripoli reports.
Nuts & Bolts: Small-time capital
When you're not up for venture capital but still need cash, where do you go? Steve Tripoli talks to small business-owners about how they approached the money chase... and how they'd do it differently if they could start again.
Nuts & Bolts: Pulling the plug
Business isn't going so well, but how do you know when to cut your losses? It's a difficult decision, and the serial entrepreneurs among our listeners have some smart advice for the first-timers. Steve Tripoli reports.
Nuts & Bolts: Lessons of failure
Lots of small-business owners say they never would have succeeded if they hadn't failed first. Steve Tripoli brings us the common lessons of some failed entrepreneurs.
Nuts & Bolts: Perils of success
Many entrepreneurs told us they didn't know how to handle their own success. What should they do next? Steve Tripoli looks at what went wrong for two startups, and what they could have done differently.