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Startup Basics

Starting a U.S. Business

When you're not a U.S. citizen, how do you start a business in the United States?

Winning in a Losing Town

Your friends smile politely when you tell them where you want to start a business. Your family thinks you're nuts. But you know you've got what it takes--and you're right.
March 1, 2002 in Location

From Employee to Self-Employed

Make that final transition by making your business a full-time gig.
February 18, 2002 in Startup Basics

Protecting Your Business Name Online

Someone just registered a domain that's awfully similar to your business name. Are they cybersquatting?
February 11, 2002 in Naming Your Business

Continuing Your Education

Improve yourself and your business by committing to lifelong learning.
January 7, 2002 in Startup Basics

Can You Learn to Start a Business?

In a word, yes. But if you're at all serious about entrepreneurship, you'll learn there's much more to start-up than classrooms and homework.
December 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Joining a Support Group, Part II

What can you learn from a group of young entrepreneurs with little more experience than you? In a word, plenty.
November 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Why Buy Refurbished Equipment?

Use your money smartly by spending less with refurbished equipment.

Call In the Pros

Step one in starting a business: Admit you don't know everything.
October 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Joining a Support Group, Part I

With a spiraling economy and, for some, rough waters ahead, Starve-Ups and organizations like it help young entrepreneurs muddle through and prosper.
October 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Finding a Business Mentor

Meeting someone who can show you the ropes may be the best thing you ever do for your business.
October 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Protecting Your Business's Assets With a Safe

Every business is vulnerable to theft. Avoid the worst-case scenario by keeping your valuables locked away in a sturdy safe.

Working With a Turnaround Expert to Save Your Business

If you're prepared to listen and take a consultant's advice, you can save your ailing business.
September 4, 2001 in Startup Basics

Mentorships: The Ultimate Networking Tool

Much more than advisors, mentors can help you learn the ropes and locate prospects, too.
September 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Where Do You Stand?

Some say the new administration isn't exactly oozing with support for new start-ups; some say help is on the way. So what's the truth?
July 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Financing a Business Purchase

Use debt to your advantage when structuring a deal.
June 4, 2001 in Startup Basics

Girl School

What makes a young woman want to own a business? A little education will help.
June 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Easy Does It?

Instant e-commerce storefronts are quick, but that doesn't mean they make your job easy.
June 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

The Mod Squad

Cumbersome office furniture is a crime--modular to the rescue.

S Corporations Vs. LLCs

The pros and cons of each business form

It's a Bra!

How one woman gave birth to a $100,000 product
April 1, 2001 in Business Incubators

Buyer And Seller Beware

Whether you win or lose in the sale of a C or S corporation depends on the structure of the deal.
March 30, 2001 in Startup Basics

The Basics of Incorporating

The paperwork-and costs-involved with registering a company
Business Licenses and Permits

Business Licenses and Permits

Compliance is key when starting a business. Find out which permits you need to obtain for your new venture.
March 21, 2001 in Startup Basics
Choose Your Business Structure

Choose Your Business Structure

Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC: Try them on for size to find out which legal structure will best suit your business.

Howdy, Partner

Don't buddy up without a partnership agreement.
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