Business Ideas

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model
Business Ideas

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads
Networking

Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads

It's often the case that necessity is the mother of invention. That's how a one-time management consultant grew a business-networking company from an urgent need to generate sales after his biggest client went under.
5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves
Retail Center

5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves

Focusing your time and resources when trying to get your product to retail is a challenge. Here are five top priorities.
How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer
Retail Center

How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

The best place to purchase stock for your retail store is most likely at regional market centers. Find out how to work these wholesale showrooms.
Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead
Business Ideas

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives.
Starting a Business

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
In Growing Pet Insurance Sector, Fido May Get Better Health Care Than Humans
Business Ideas

In Growing Pet Insurance Sector, Fido May Get Better Health Care Than Humans

The pet insurance sector is growing fast, as startups and even Wal-Mart have entered the $500 million business.
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant
Business Ideas

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.
Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.
Business Ideas

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.
Marketing

Amanda De Cadenet Proves How Great Conversations Can Empower Brands and Viewers

As host of Lifetime's The Conversation, Amanda De Cadenet has amassed a huge following. Here's how the model/actress is making that viewership count.
This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity
Business Ideas

This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity

TalentBin's founders' plan to foster peer reviews of job candidates didn't pan out, but it paved the way for an even bigger idea -- finding those job candidates in the first place.
9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine
Business Ideas

9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

Reaching customers even when ecommerce can't, these vending machines dispense unexpected items, where and when customers need them.
Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off
Marketing

Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off

Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue.
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration
Business Ideas

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite
Business Ideas

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.
How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year
Business Ideas

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.
The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass
Business Ideas

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.
New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives
Business Ideas

New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases.
Young Entrepreneurs

So Many Business Ideas, Not Enough Time?

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides insight into narrowing down business ideas and execution.
An Ohio Startup Cuts Its Teeth and Turns To Toothpaste
Business Ideas

An Ohio Startup Cuts Its Teeth and Turns To Toothpaste

Branam Oral Health began life as the maker of the Gibby-Oral pacifier. But when sales of its natural toothpaste took off, the company pivoted.
3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry
Business Ideas

3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

Comic-Con is sold out. Comic book movies are cleaning up. Are comic books a thing of the past? Not if these digital startups can help it.
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big
Business Ideas

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea
Business Ideas

How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

Just days after going on sale, a tiny startup's product sells out. Here is how a drinking lid for Mason jars turned into an instant moneymaker.
Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home
Apps & Software

Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

PIxeled app lets users send images and animation to framed displays on their walls.
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help
Business Ideas

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
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