Laura Tiffany

Entrepreneurs

Should I Hire My Friends for My Business?

Becoming an employer is a strenuous, paperwork-filled process. Understand the requirements before you dive in.

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.
Starting a Business

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?

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.

Help Your Politicians Understand Entrepreneurship

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

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.
Entrepreneurs

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.
Franchises

Franchise Registration States

Find out if your state regulates franchises.
Starting a Business

Inventing A to Z

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your big idea a marketable reality
Starting a Business

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 <I>and</I> the craft.

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."

Big in Japan

Forget Honda, Fujitsu and Sony--take your next big cue from Tokyo's teenage girls.
Starting a Business

Surviving Your First Year

Nothing can <I>quite</I> 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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Marketing

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.