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Startup Basics

Choosing the Best Name for Your Business

Understand the elements of a great name before you commit to one.
February 25, 2003 in Naming Your Business

Cool Aid

Don't go the startup route alone. Help is right around the corner--and it's free.
February 13, 2003 in Startup Basics

Finding Your Niche in a Small Town

You don't have to look far to find a profitable niche in your small town.
February 10, 2003 in Location

Hire a Consultant to Do What You Can't

Whether you're undertaking a new marketing campaign or installing a computer network, a consultant may have the answers to your questions.
February 3, 2003 in Startup Basics

Going It Alone

If you're flying solo, this form of business may be the best way to go.
January 22, 2003 in Choosing a Business Structure

Start a Business.or Get a Job?

The decision rests with you, and only you. But there are definite perks to being your own boss.
January 13, 2003 in Startup Basics

Creating a Fair--and Successful--Partnership

What's the best way to divvy up your company among partners? There's no easy answer.
January 6, 2003 in Choosing a Business Structure

Why Business Owners Need Angels

Get in touch with an angel, says one entrepreneur—and we don't mean angel investor—and you might find the help you need in starting and growing your business.
December 23, 2002 in Startup Basics

Furnish Your Office in Style

Maximize space and improve communication with the right systems furniture in your office.

Have a Little Class

Small-business newbies can learn the ropes online.
December 1, 2002 in Startup Basics

Legal Aspects of an E-Business

3 important things to consider before you start your e-business
December 1, 2002 in Legal Basics For Startups

Bi-Coastal Business

Is it possible to be in two places at once? Maybe, if you're planning your own business.
November 1, 2002 in Location

Buying the Company You Work For

How to make the transition from working for a company to owning it
September 16, 2002 in Startup Basics

How to Find a Lawyer

Every business needs a good attorney--so here's how to find one just for you.
September 1, 2002 in Legal Basics For Startups

Starting a Homebased Business as a Teen

Entrepreneurs under the age of 18 have special legal issues to consider.
September 1, 2002 in Legal Basics For Startups

Setting Clear Goals

Don't launch that start-up until you examine why you really want the business.
August 5, 2002 in Startup Basics

Learning From the Best

Why mentors rock-and how they can help you grow your business
August 1, 2002 in Startup Basics

On a Mission

Any business opportunity purchase demands careful investigation. What's at stake? Only the keys to an entrepreneurial kingdom.
August 1, 2002 in Startup Basics

Standing on a Giant's Shoulders

Reflecting on Jane Applegate, one of small business's leading advocates
July 15, 2002 in Startup Basics

A Legal How-To for Startups

Little-known legal tips to help you start your business hassle-free
July 1, 2002 in Legal Basics For Startups

Keeping It Legal

I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?
July 1, 2002 in Legal Basics For Startups

Wyoming Lures New Business With Wide-Open Spaces

With no business or personal income tax, a pro-business legislature and plenty of other benefits, Wyoming's got what entrepreneurs need.
June 24, 2002 in Location

Developing a Solid Relationship with Your Attorney

The second in a three-part series on dealing with the new professionals in your business life

Will My Loan Cover My Salary?

If you want to quit your job to start a business full time, a loan can help cover not only your operating expenses, but also your salary.
April 15, 2002 in Startup Basics

Time to Incorporate?

Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here.

Quitting Your Job Without Burning Bridges

You've built your part-time business into a full-time venture. Here's how to tell your boss--a potential future client--without ruining your relationship.
March 18, 2002 in Startup Basics
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