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Starting Line

With 1,100-plus ways to join the entrepreneurial race, you'll be going for the gold in record time.

Head of the Class

Your assignment: Buy a Franchise. Step 1: Take our crash course in finding the right franchise for you.

Full Steam Ahead

Sure, you've heard it all before--how to start a business, what to expect, etc. But the question remains: What's it really like to start your own business. One entrepreneur shares his story about putting his startup's wheels in motion.

What a Match!

Feel like your business is missing a key element? Finding a good partner could be just the thing to complete the picture. Here's what you should keep in mind if you want to make a partnership click.

Magic Markets

Learn the tricks for getting in tune with today's 5 hottest consumer markets--and watch as your profits begin to levitate.

No Excuses!

Starting a business can be scary, but don't let fear hold you back. These entrepreneurs had plenty of reasons not to go into business, but they did anyway--and you can, too.


Back Page

Let the Buyer Be There!

Networking goes a long way for those who don't sell themselves short.
Biz 101

Do Their Bidding

Auction help for eBay novices
Biz 101

House Rules

Proposed legislation could ease the current restrictions on homebased businesses.
Biz 101

Family Affair

When business and family mix, the key to success is communication.
House Calls

Price Check

Getting business information from competitors
House Calls

Walking the Wire

Tempted to forgo insurance because you're a startup? Think twice. It is possible to get the protection you need.

Private Matters

Can't get big merchants to notice you? Private-label sales may be a good way to get your invention on store shelves.

Seasoned Pros

Operating a seasonal kiosk keeps these partners on their mistletoes.

The Call of Beauty

When it comes to convenience, this mobile spa goes above and beyond.

Special Arrangements

A persistent entrepreneur enjoys the sweet fruits of his labor.

Picture Perfect

Cameras, costumes and toddlers are all in a day's work for Lil' Angels franchisees.
Power Tools

Let's Be Reasonable

There's no need to drop an insane amount of money on office equipment with these bargain-finding secrets.
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