Paul and Sarah Edwards

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Basic Training

Got what it takes to get through entrepreneurial "boot camp"? We'll give you some tips for toughing out your first year in business.

The Dark Side

Prepare yourself for being homebased by understanding the downside.
Home Based Legal Startup

Bad Zoning Laws? Get 'Em Changed!

If your city is giving you trouble, print out this article and bring it to a council meeting to prove the worth of homebased business.
Home Based Business

How to Manage Your Homebased Time

You have a number of responsibilities as a homebased entrepreneur. Here's how to juggle them all.
Market Research

Finding a Market for Your Services

Does anyone need what your business is offering? To find out, the best approach is the direct approach.
Distribution and Licensing

It's in the Mail

How do you find the best mail order catalog for your product-and get it in the door?
Home Based Business

Surviving the First Five Years

The first years are the hardest, so plan on plodding along for a while.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Doing Your Detective Work

There are other ways to find out what the competition is charging besides asking them.
Work/Life Balance

Hey! Work on Your Own Time, Buddy!

Want hours flexible enough to suit your needs and your clients' demands? It's not a huge stretch if you follow our advice.
Researching a Franchise

Scam Alert

Determining if that work-at-home opportunity is legit
Entrepreneur Magazine

Match Made in Heaven

How do you approach a potential partner without stepping on anybody's toes?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Maxed Out

Don't let a little thing like bad credit history get in the way of your entrepreneurial dreams.

Happy Trails

How to tell whether it's time for a major life--and business--change.

Bi-Coastal Business

Is it possible to be in two places at once? Maybe, if you're planning your own business.

I'm Not Happy!

You're successful but miserable. Here's what to do when your dream business is no longer your dream.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Marketing to a Niche

How do I get the word out about my business in a very specialized market?

How to Learn About Your Competition

Ethical ways to get the goods on your competitors before you start your own business

Granting Your Wishes

Award money can help finance your start-up, but be careful in taking its availability for granted.

Getting Settled in a New Community

How to make a name for yourself all over again when you move to a new city
Entrepreneur Magazine

Starting From Scratch

The less you know about your industry, the more prep work you have in your future.
Public Relations

Permanent Press

Make your Web site a magnet for news-hungry journalists.

Charging Sales Tax on Out-of-State Orders

For now, Congress won't ask you to worry about the issue. But the honeymoon might not last forever.
Legal Basics For Startups

Keeping It Legal

I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?

Keeping Inventory in Your Home

What to do when your city restricts the use of your home for inventory storage
Entrepreneur Magazine

Should You Inc. or Not?

A brief lesson on the ABCs of LLCs and other legal forms for your new business

Home Assembly: A Legitimate Business?

As with any business opportunity, proceed with caution.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Working With the One You Love

They've found a way to bring their two businesses together. Now how can this husband and wife work the finances?
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Part-Time Child-Care Service

The market is there for this type of service--so here's how to find it.
Legal Center

Paper Chase

Transcription services by any other name would smell just as sweet and successful.
Home Based Ideas

The Pros and Cons of Network Marketing

Is network marketing all it's cracked up to be?

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