Here are a few classic signals that it's time to close your small business and start fresh.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
FORTUNE -- Before Craigslist, before Monster.com, there was Drei Tauben Ltd, a proprietary system for help-wanted advertising for technology jobs. Christopher Frank started the company with two business partners in 1991 and spent two years building the business.
They created a user-friendly platform that could be customized by organizations that wanted MOREJan 15, 2013 1:58 PM ET
Like artists, startup founders must cultivate creative habits to see the world afresh and create something new.
By Tim Leberecht
(TheMIX) -- Andy Warhol knew it all along: "Good business is the best art." And lately, a number of business thinkers and leaders have begun to embrace the arts, not as an escapist notion, a parallel world after office hours, or a creative asset, but as an integral part of business MOREDec 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The first employees of a new business must be up for more than just what's written in a job description. Here are a few things to consider when hiring or if you are considering joining a new company.Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM ET
The old paradigm -- get good grades, go to college, get a job, start a family -- is becoming a luxury for the few. How much longer are we going to tell this generation that "good" jobs will simply reappear? By Scott GerberJul 2, 2012 1:48 PM ET
A record-breaking 16% of Stanford B-school's class of 2011 chose to start their own companies at graduation, exceeding the school's 12% peak during the dot-com boom. By John A. ByrneJun 1, 2012 5:00 AM ET
MBA admissions deans are looking for people who have launched successful, or even unsuccessful, businesses to fill spots in entrepreneurial labs and other programs. By Shawn O'ConnorMay 31, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Behind the scenes at the annual contest for budding entrepreneurs.
By David A. Kaplan and Anne VanderMey
FORTUNE -- It may not have the ubiquity of Facebook or the scale of Wal-Mart, but NuMat Technologies someday could change the world just a little bit. At least that's what the audacious student entrepreneurs behind it believe. NuMat is a university spinout that aims to revolutionize clean tech by making natural-gas vehicles more MOREMay 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Google's Gautam Gandhi took home the top prize at the Rice University Business Plan Competition in 2004. He talks to Fortune about the startup climate in the U.S., the value of business plan competitions, and what aspiring entrepreneurs ought to know. Interview by Anne VanderMeyApr 13, 2012 2:54 PM ET
Finding great job candidates is both time-consuming and competitive, especially for startups. Some companies and B-schools are getting creative.
By Ethan Rouen, contributor
FORTUNE -- Just hearing the words "cash flow" can send a startup CEO into a panic, and for good reason. Entrepreneurs are frequently lectured on the importance of managing cash as their businesses grow, and hot companies can implode when they run out of money to support their expansion.
But MOREDec 19, 2011 9:57 AM ET
Most new grads have no money and little, if any, real-world experience. Even so, launching a startup may be less crazy than it sounds. By Anne FisherMay 26, 2011 2:12 PM ET
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