3. Find a good incubator
3. Find a good incubator
Opening a business in your garage may be romantic in a startup sort of way. But start off at a local incubator and enjoy the conference rooms, receptionists, and copying machines. It also makes you look a lot more professional, and it's a great way to get good advice. "You really feed off other people's energy," says Edrizio De La Cruz, a former investment banker at J.P. Morgan. He runs his e-commerce startup Regalii.com from a Comcast-backed incubator in Philadelphia's Science Center.


By Verne Harnish, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 21 2012: 5:36 AM ET
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