Inside the Spring 2005 Issue
And then take a mile with these low-cost franchise options. With minimal investements, these franchises won't drain your pocketbook.
What's Love Got to Do With it?
Is a passion for your idea enough to base a business on--or is a hot market opportunity a better guarantee of a sure thing?
Stumped by the task of finding the perfect budget-friendly franchise? We've got all the answers you need to do your homework right--and spend your money wisely.
With discipline and determination, these four entrepreneurs launched businesses with less than $1,000 each. See how they've grown from those budget beginnings to today's successful companies.
No cash? No problem. Here's how smart entrepreneurs use barter to help save money, create connections and grow their businesses.
Take a day to dust off your old business ideas and see if they still shine.
How to land your product on the pages of a catalog
Sewing is more than just a hobby for this artistic entrepreneur.
It is possible to test-drive your dream business.
What's the best way to balance your homebased business and your family life? Start by figuring out your style.
Can you take care of baby and business at the same time?
Two heads are better than one, so why not use a joint venture to get your invention off the ground?
Want to get noticed? Take your marketing to the next level with these 9 tips for writing a powerful press release.
After years of dreaming, this candy lover worked up the nerve to buy a franchise.
A former stay-at-home mom takes her love for eBay to the next level.
We've set up an impressive spread of budget-friendly gadgets to get your mobile office on the road.
It's not your father's retirement. Today's baby boomers see life after 50 as a new opportunity to start businesses they love.