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Paul and Sarah Edwards

30 Recent Stories

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.
June 1, 2003 in Self-Assessment

The Dark Side

Prepare yourself for being homebased by understanding the downside.
June 1, 2003 in Self-Assessment

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.
June 1, 2003 in Home Based Legal Startup

How to Manage Your Homebased Time

You have a number of responsibilities as a homebased entrepreneur. Here's how to juggle them all.
May 13, 2003 in Home Based Business

Finding a Market for Your Services

Does anyone need what your business is offering? To find out, the best approach is the direct approach.
May 1, 2003 in Market Research

It's in the Mail

How do you find the best mail order catalog for your product-and get it in the door?
April 1, 2003 in Distribution and Licensing

Surviving the First Five Years

The first years are the hardest, so plan on plodding along for a while.
March 10, 2003 in Home Based Business

Doing Your Detective Work

There are other ways to find out what the competition is charging besides asking them.
March 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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.
February 5, 2003 in Work/Life Balance

Scam Alert

Determining if that work-at-home opportunity is legit
February 5, 2003 in Researching a Franchise

Match Made in Heaven

How do you approach a potential partner without stepping on anybody's toes?
February 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Maxed Out

Don't let a little thing like bad credit history get in the way of your entrepreneurial dreams.
December 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Happy Trails

How to tell whether it's time for a major life--and business--change.
December 1, 2002 in Magazine

Bi-Coastal Business

Is it possible to be in two places at once? Maybe, if you're planning your own business.
November 1, 2002 in Location

I'm Not Happy!

You're successful but miserable. Here's what to do when your dream business is no longer your dream.
November 1, 2002 in Motivation

Marketing to a Niche

How do I get the word out about my business in a very specialized market?
October 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Learn About Your Competition

Ethical ways to get the goods on your competitors before you start your own business
October 1, 2002 in Magazine

Granting Your Wishes

Award money can help finance your start-up, but be careful in taking its availability for granted.
September 1, 2002 in Financing

Getting Settled in a New Community

How to make a name for yourself all over again when you move to a new city
September 1, 2002 in Magazine

Starting From Scratch

The less you know about your industry, the more prep work you have in your future.
August 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Permanent Press

Make your Web site a magnet for news-hungry journalists.
August 1, 2002 in Public Relations

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.
August 1, 2002 in Magazine

Keeping It Legal

I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?
July 1, 2002 in Legal Basics For Startups

Keeping Inventory in Your Home

What to do when your city restricts the use of your home for inventory storage
July 1, 2002 in Magazine

Should You Inc. or Not?

A brief lesson on the ABCs of LLCs and other legal forms for your new business
June 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Home Assembly: A Legitimate Business?

As with any business opportunity, proceed with caution.
June 1, 2002 in Presentations

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?
May 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Starting a Part-Time Child-Care Service

The market is there for this type of service--so here's how to find it.
May 1, 2002 in Home Based Ideas

Paper Chase

Transcription services by any other name would smell just as sweet and successful.
April 1, 2002 in Legal Center

The Pros and Cons of Network Marketing

Is network marketing all it's cracked up to be?
April 1, 2002 in Home Based Ideas