Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion

Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion

Want to start a business, but not sure what to pursue? Here's how to discover what you love.

Exploring Your Options

Exploring Business Ideas

Exploring Business Ideas

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Use these tips to find the right venture for you.
Business Ideas

Chegg: Rebelling Against the Textbook Racket

Jim Safka listened to his customers and they led him to business success.
Business Ideas

Scout for Deals Long Before Black Friday

You shouldn't wait until the last minute to snap up great deals. But you have to know what a bargain looks like.
Business Ideas

Guided Tour: Starting a Travel Agency

Our Travel Expert shows you how to get into the business of organizing dream vacations.
Business Ideas

How to Know When to Trust Your Gut

Follow these four steps to know when you should go with your intuition and when you should take a more facts-based approach.
Business Ideas

Matching Franchisors With Investors

Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
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How To Guides

Startup Basics

Startup Basics

Basic planning guide and checklist for startup businesses.
Startup Basics

Getting Financing

Learn how to finance a new business or get startup financing with our business financing center.
Business Plans

Business Plans

Whether you're just starting out, need funding or want to monitor the health of your business, creating and writing a business plan is your first step on the path to a better business.

Buying a Business

Are You Ready to Buy a Business

Are You Ready to Buy a Business?

Before rushing out to purchase an existing business, answer these five questions before you take the leap.

How to Buy an Existing Business

Before rushing out to purchase an existing business, answer these five questions before you take the leap.

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Business?

Make sure to do your research and due diligence before making the purchase

When to Consider Buying a Business

It'll cost you more upfront, but you get what you pay for.
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Buying a Franchise

Franchise Buying Guide

What is a Master Franchisee?

When purchasing a franchise, you might be working with a master franchisee. Take these points into consideration before buying.
Matching Franchisors With Investors
Franchise Buying Guide

Matching Franchisors With Investors

Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
Franchise Buying Guide

A Hamburger by Any Other Name...

How important is product in your search for the perfect franchise?
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Idea Evaluation Checklist

Idea Evaluation Checklist

Use this checklist to help you evaluate the idea to determine if you should start a new business.