Two Weeks to Startup

Ready to be your own boss? This step-by-step guide can help get you started.
Day 1. Finding the Right Fit
If you're really serious about starting a business, our daily guide will help turn your vision into a reality.
Day 2. Research and Evaluate Your Idea

Day 2. Research and Evaluate Your Idea

Carving out a niche in the marketplace is crucial to survival. Here's how to evaluate your chances of success.
Day 3. Calculating Startup Costs

Day 3. Calculating Startup Costs

You'll want a good estimate of the cash you need to launch. These tips can help. The third in a 10-part series.
Day 4. Write Your Business Plan

Day 4. Write Your Business Plan

In today's installment of our series to help you launch a new venture, you'll put your concept on paper.
Day 5. Find Financing

Day 5. Find Financing

Today, you'll learn where look for the money you need to launch. Part five in a 10-part series to help you start a business.
Day 6. Name Your Business

Day 6. Name Your Business

How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.
Day 7. Develop a Marketing Plan

Day 7. Develop a Marketing Plans

Learn ways to spread the word about your new business. Plus, how to win your first customers.
Day 8. Build Your Support Team

Day 8. Build Your Support Team

Even solopreneurs can benefit from a support network. Here's how to develop an advisory board and get the help you need.
Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan

Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan

You'll need to be ready when customers start calling. Here's how to prepare for those initial queries.
Day 10. Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell

Day 10. Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell

In the last installment of our 10-part series, putting your passion to the test.

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