Startup Basics

Naming Your Business

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Naming Your Business

When choosing a name for your new company, keep these tips in mind to help you find one that will work now--and in the future.
Startup Basics

Weekend Warriors

Maintain your sanity with a weekend business
Startup Basics

Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?

Learn what qualities entrepreneurs have in common--and whether you have what it takes to join their ranks.
Startup Basics

What to Do--and Not Do--as a Startup

These seven lessons will help keep you on track during the early stages of your business.
How to Forecast Revenue and Growth
Startup Basics

How to Forecast Revenue and Growth

When starting out, financial forecasts may seem overwhelming. We'll help you conquer the numbers with this easy-to-follow guide to forecasting revenues and expenses during startup.
Startup Basics

Is It the Right Time to Launch Your Business?

This successful entrepreneur points out five signs that will help you determine if it's now or never for your big business idea.
Startup Basics

Is a Business Partnership Right for You?

Learn the basics behind partnering up to start a business before you join forces with an associate.
Startup Basics

Pricing New, Used and Collectible Goods for Sale

Before you start reselling the treasures you've amassed, learn how to price them correctly.
Location

How to Select a Shopping Center Location

Your plan for retail success requires a shopping center or mall location. So how do you find one--and how much will it cost? Read on to learn the ins and outs of these retail locations.
Startup Basics

Make a List, Check it Twice

Can you check off all the items on our list? If not, fine-tune your business skills with these insider tips from entrepreneurial guru Guy Kawasaki.
12 Months to Startup
Startup Basics

12 Months to Startup

Follow these 12 steps to have your business up and running in a year.
Startup Basics

Determining Your Ideal Customer

Follow this advice to find the perfect audience for your business.
Startup Basics

Determining Your Best Product Mix

To be successful, you have to be clear on what it is you're offering your customers.
Leasing Retail or Office Space for Your Startup

Smart Tips for Lease Negotiations

Follow these 6 tips when negotiating your first commercial lease.
Startup Basics

Conducting a Break-Even Analysis

This tool will help you determine how profitable your product or service can be.
How to Find the Best Location
Location

How to Find the Best Location

A guide to scouting out a location for your food or retail business, sizing up demographics and getting the help you need
Startup Basics

Getting Startup Paperwork Together

A look at the federal, state and local permits and registrations you'll need to do business.
Startup Basics

4 Habits for Entrepreneurial Success

Learn what it takes to build the million-dollar business of your dreams.
Startup Basics

How to Market Anything

These tips and tricks will help you become a marketing all-star.
Startup Basics

Low-Cost Startup Secrets

Overwhelmed with monetary stress over launching your business? Here are some cheap--and free--ways to get the job done.
Startup Basics

Getting Into the Game

These three tactics can help you decide what type of business would work best for you.
Startup Basics

Be a Negative Optimist

Find out how to constructively use negative thinking to make better decisions and achieve greater business success.
Startup Basics

Trust Your Intuition

If you're seeking business success, start by paying attention to what your gut is telling you.
Startup Basics

Simple Steps to Creating a Business That Works

Follow the advice of this business expert, and you'll soon find yourself on the road to success.
Startup Basics

5 Rules for Business Startups

Here are five simple tactics that will help you create a successful business that fills a need and fills your pockets.
Startup Basics

Selecting an Advisory Board

6 tips for finding the best advisors for your business
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