Inside the Spring 2009 Issue
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Best Startup Markets for 2009

If you're looking to capitalize on the next big thing, it's all about knowing where to look and how to treat your customers. Here are 4 booming markets to keep an eye on this year.

10 Businesses Based on a Bad Economy

If you want to weather the storm, keep these industries in mind.

Startup from A to Z

Forget the ABCs you learned in grade school. This entrepreneurial alphabet has the terms you need to know to help your new business succeed.

You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job

For many, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to starting a business while still employed.

Design Your Office Space

You don't have to break the bank to set up a home office that's both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Building a Support Team

Ensure that the people you work with have the skills necessary to expand your business.


Ask a Lawyer

Mind Your Posts

You want your blog to attract a lot of search engine traffic, but if you go too far there's a risk that someone will sue you.
Ask Jim(R)

Starting in a Tough Economy

To fund a startup in the current economy, focus on your own capital.
Buying In

Reaching Out

This serial entrepreneur hit it big as a franchisee.
Buying In

A Cause Close to Home

Your business can be a perfect platform for community service.
Money Matters

Better to Launch Online?

While online stores appear to have the low-cost advantage over brick-and-mortar locations, looks can be deceiving.
Sales And Marketing

Big Results on a Small Budget

Figure out who your best prospects are and then find them creative methods to reach that core group of customers.
Smart Ideas

A Piece of (Fake) Cake

The cake might not be real, but the money is.
Smart Ideas

Saving Water, Saving Grace

This little blue cube is bringing in some serious green.
Smart Ideas

A Dog-Lover's Other Best Friend

Dogs--and their owners--are helping this entrepreneur fetch some serious profits.
Smart Ideas

A Work-Life Balancing Act

Dana Oliver's franchise lets her spend quality time with her daughter and still run her busienss.
Top 5

5 Things Every Startup Should Know

You can learn now from what these entrepreneurs wish they'd known then.
Biz 101

On a Budget

Budgeting is your most powerful business tool--learn how to use it.
Biz 101

Is Your Site Ready for Launch?

Make sure your website includes all these must-haves.
Biz 101

Trend Spotting with the Experts

3 experts weigh in on the latest industry trends.
Biz 101

Is Franchising for You?

Consider these questions before you jump in.
Biz 101

Bytes and Bits You Can Use

Give your biz a boost with the latest tech.
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