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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.

Chegg: Rebelling Against the Textbook Racket

Jim Safka listened to his customers and they led him to business success.
September 9, 2009 in 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.
September 8, 2008 in Business Ideas

Guided Tour: Starting a Travel Agency

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Our Travel Expert shows you how to get into the business of organizing dream vacations.
September 4, 2000 in Business Ideas

How to Know When to Trust Your Gut

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Follow these four steps to know when you should go with your intuition and when you should take a more facts-based approach.
September 30, 2013 in Business Ideas

Matching Franchisors With Investors

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Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
September 30, 2010 in Business Ideas
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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

What is a Master Franchisee?

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When purchasing a franchise, you might be working with a master franchisee. Take these points into consideration before buying.
September 7, 2004 in Franchise Buying Guide
Matching Franchisors With Investors

Matching Franchisors With Investors

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Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
September 30, 2010 in Franchise Buying Guide

A Hamburger by Any Other Name...

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How important is product in your search for the perfect franchise?
September 3, 2002 in Franchise Buying Guide
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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.