Business Idea Center - 969 businesses you can start today

Industry

Interest
Profession

Startup Toolkit

Once you've found the right idea, these guides can help you get started.

10 Trends That Could Change Your Business

From crowdsourced shopping to mancessories to new ways to get green: The 10 trends that will define opportunity next year.

Are You Ready to Launch?

Three key questions to ask yourself before you start your own business

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.

The Four Keys to Raising Capital

Address these four points clearly and confidently, and your investors are likely to buy in.

Success Stories

Get inspired by these entrepreneurs who have taken their idea and made it a success.
Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: 'Failure is Part of the Success Equation'

Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: 'Failure is Part of the Success Equation'

by Kim Lachance Shandrow
Falling down and pulling yourself back up only makes you more kickass at business and in life, the Shark Tank star says.
September 25, 2014
When Your Big Business Idea Stalls, Ask These 3 Questions

When Your Big Business Idea Stalls, Ask These 3 Questions

by Peter Gasca
It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.
September 22, 2014
You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?

You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?

by Thomas Oppong
Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.
September 19, 2014
Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

by Martin Zwilling
How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?
September 19, 2014
Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps

Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps

by Peter Gasca
New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.
September 18, 2014
Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes

Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes

by John Boitnott
Entrepreneurs need to be stoic about the long odds against a new business thriving but it's also true that the greatest successes of our time started small.
September 18, 2014
Great Idea for a Business, But No Experience? These Founders Prove It Can Be Done.

Great Idea for a Business, But No Experience? These Founders Prove It Can Be Done.

by Nina Zipkin
The entrepreneurs behind footwear startup Jack Erwin had no experience in shoes. Now, they're steering a million-dollar shoe brand.
September 18, 2014
Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

by Kevin Hart
There’s a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.
September 17, 2014
Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

by John Brubaker
Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.
September 17, 2014
20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40

20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40

by Richard Feloni
No, life and success don't end in your 20s and 30s. Here are some perfect examples.
September 15, 2014
How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets

by Chris Morris
Hobbies can run up a big bill and take up a lot of time. So why not turn your hobby into a profitable business? Plenty of reasons.
September 12, 2014
Why Hair Salons and Day Spas Fail

Why Hair Salons and Day Spas Fail

by Entrepreneur Press and Eileen Figure Sandlin
Every new business owner faces an uphill battle for survival. Find out what hurdles you might encounter in the salon/spa industry.
September 9, 2014
How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

by James Clear
We all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on it.
September 8, 2014
'Infuse Your Personal Passion Into Everything You Do'

'Infuse Your Personal Passion Into Everything You Do'

by Matthew Toren
A laser-focus on an underserved market can help catapult your entrepreneurial success, as in the case of these two business owners.
September 8, 2014
5 Reasons Why Courting Influencers Is a Diversion From Building Your Business

5 Reasons Why Courting Influencers Is a Diversion From Building Your Business

by Kimanzi Constable
The best way to win the notice of the people you respect is to build a business they can't overlook.
September 8, 2014
When You Focus on Failure Statistics, You May End Up One

When You Focus on Failure Statistics, You May End Up One

by Mike Templeman
Statistics tell you everything and nothing at the same time. So anyone that lets failure statistics affect their willingness to start a business has already lost the entrepreneur game.
September 5, 2014
5 Easy Tweaks You Can Make to Consistently Land New Customers

5 Easy Tweaks You Can Make to Consistently Land New Customers

by Kimanzi Constable
People visit your website looking for what you offer. Making them feel welcome is step one to earning loyal new customers.
September 2, 2014
This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity

This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity

by Peter Gasca
Great entrepreneurs understand that great ideas can often come from really bad ones.
September 2, 2014
Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

by Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.
August 26, 2014
Your Ideas Have No Value

Your Ideas Have No Value

by Carol Roth
Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.
August 26, 2014
More Success Stories
Ads by Google

Connect with Entrepreneur

Business Plan Pro Software

Business Plan Pro

Business Plan Pro

Create a business plan today with the world's most popular business plan software.
More Info
Ads by Google
Most Shared Stories