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Laura Tiffany

30 Recent Stories

Best Seat in the House

What's the best place in the house to set up your home office? Consider these six things before getting down to business.
October 5, 2005

Home Biz Startup Checklist

You've got a solid-gold home biz idea, but how do you get started? Our simple, all-in-one checklist sorts out the details for you.
May 3, 2005

Hot Trends for 2005

WHY people buy is just as important as WHAT they buy. Learn the trends that are leading people to their next purchase.
April 29, 2005

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read today's selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand the components of your business plan.
November 30, 2004 in Your Business Plan

Get Help With Your Plan

To help you write your business plan, we've compiled a list of the resources that will put you on the right track. Access them in today's selection from "How To Build A Business Plan."
November 30, 2004

Insuring Your Business

Think your home insurance covers your new business? Think again, and then read on to find out how to protect your venture.
November 23, 2004

Surviving Your First Year

Nothing can quite prepare you for the rigors of starting a business. Here's how to stay ahead of the game.
November 23, 2004

Hot Trends for 2005

The reasons why people buy are just as important as what they buy. Read on to find out the eight trends that are leading people to their next purchase.
November 16, 2004

Go to Town

Be good to your city, and it will be good to you.
May 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Supporting Roles

Use a business support service to help your growing business out during busy times.

Easy Read

Build business relationships with a company blog.
December 1, 2003 in Content

Surviving a Deadly Partnership

It's not likely your business partner will attempt to kill you like Phil Rouse's did, but you can still learn a lot from his story.
March 10, 2003

Tax-Planning Expert Sandy Botkin

Hire your children, write off your golf game and other legal tax deductions that you might not know about
February 25, 2003

The Internet Tax Debate: What e-Tailers Think

The e-tax debate is hitting a crescendo. We've asked four e-tailers what they plan to do about it.
February 20, 2003

Homebased Startup Checklist

The devil is in the details--we've created this checklist so you don't forget anything crucial when starting your new business.
November 1, 2002 in Self-Assessment

Should I Hire My Friends for My Business?

Becoming an employer is a strenuous, paperwork-filled process. Understand the requirements before you dive in.
October 1, 2002 in Young Entrepreneurs

Let the USPS Pay You Back for Using Their Services

Tell the USPS how their services have helped your business, and win a $10,000 gift card from American Express, a USPS ad appearance, a computer office package and more.
September 10, 2002

6 Steps to a Successful Online Auction Business

Going once, going twice: Online auctions make it easier than ever to sell products online. So what are you waiting for?
September 1, 2002 in Home Based Ideas

5 Resources to Get Your Business Started

Learn how to find the information you need to determine if your first business choice is your best business choice.
September 1, 2002 in Magazine

Help Your Politicians Understand Entrepreneurship

Send them this new guide, which encourages local policymakers to include entrepreneurs in their economic visions.
August 27, 2002

The Top 40 Homebased Business Resources

Books, websites, software--we've got them all organized in one spot for you. Now it's time to improve your business.
August 1, 2002 in Magazine

How Should I Protect My New Partnership?

You may have been best friends forever, but you should still protect yourself legally when you're starting a business with a friend.
August 1, 2002 in Young Entrepreneurs

Franchise Registration States

Find out if your state regulates franchises.
May 22, 2002 in Franchise Buying Guide

Inventing A to Z

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your big idea a marketable reality
May 1, 2002 in Inventing

Starting an Arts & Crafts Business

Think all you need to know is how to knit or paint? Not quite. If you want to start a serious crafts business, you'll have to focus on the business and the craft.
April 1, 2002 in Business Ideas

Hottest Business Ideas for 2002

Don't worry. These business may be smoking, but the only thing that will go up in flames is your status as "employee."
January 1, 2002 in Magazine

Big in Japan

Forget Honda, Fujitsu and Sony--take your next big cue from Tokyo's teenage girls.
December 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Surviving Your First Year

Nothing can quite prepare you for the rigors of entrepreneurship, but, done right, that first year in business can be your most exciting ever. Here's how to stay ahead of the game.
December 1, 2001 in Home Based Business

Keep Mail-Handling Employees Safe

Even if you don't think your business is a potential anthrax target, your employees' safety is still your top priority.
October 30, 2001 in Employment Law

Surviving Seasonal Sales Slumps

When holiday cheer means an empty bank account and summer heat means parched sales figures, here's how to make the most of your business's quirky seasonality.
October 1, 2001 in Sales Techniques

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