Starting a Business

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Product Development

Make Customers Your R&D Experts

These entrepreneurs went straight to the source for feedback on product development.
100 Brilliant Ideas 2010
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100 Brilliant Ideas 2010

A bold concept perfectly in sync with the moment: It's what great companies are built on.
Success Stories

The Entrepreneurial Ripple Effect

Successful Martha Stewart disciples are paying it forward to the next generation.
Success Stories

A Green Lifestyle Turned Money Making Enterprise

The Beekman Boys find the simple life ain't so simple when you're trying to make a living at it.
Business Ideas

Stay Hungry

How Peter D'Amato's strange obsession made him America's biggest dealer of carnivorous plants
Business Ideas

Chasing Brilliance

Brilliant companies are innovators, trailblazers and influencers--sometimes without even knowing it.
Business Ideas

From Dough to Dough

A website stirs cookie sales into charitable donations.
Startup Financing

Investment Without Injury

VC investors should know when to limit their involvement--and entrepreneurs should stand firm on where to draw the line.
Building a Website

Website Building for the Rest of Us

Yola lets you take online matters into your own hands.
Write Your Business Plan in Pencil
Your Business Plan

Write Your Business Plan in Pencil

The smartest entrepreneurs plan on growing and are prepared for change.
The Home Office is Humming
Home Based Business

The Home Office is Humming

How to work--really work--at home, and not lose your mind in the process
When Every Office is the Home Office
Home Based Ideas

When Every Office is the Home Office

Our list of the top 101 homebased franchises has something for every (home)body.
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Startup Basics

Expert Advice for Nothing

Two new websites are dedicated to getting new businesses off the ground--and they don't charge a dime.
Business Ideas

My Sandbox is Bigger than Your Sandbox

And for $200, Ed Mumm will let you play with the heavy equipment.
Success Stories

More Than What You Paid For

Hire your smartest classmates by setting up an internship program.
Startup Financing

The $48,000 Question

Where, exactly, do startups get their money? The answer may surprise you.
Startup Basics

Strokes of Genius

Check out the latest inventions to keep your electronics dry or to turn your cubicle into a floating office.
Success Stories

Next-Generation House Calls

Consult A Doctor lands $5 million to provide telemedicine nationwide.
Startup Financing

Make Your VC Presentation Shine

You only get one chance to make a good impression. These tips will give you a better shot at success.
Startup Basics

Broadcast Yourself

Sometimes the best way to develop your business concept is to get into a room with like-minded entrepreneurs. Here are conferences and pitching sessions where you can find them.
Management & Operations

Should We Meet in Another World?

Second Life tries for a second coming with a new environment designed to be a less seedy, more secure place to do business.
Patagonia, From the Ground Up
Your Business Plan

Patagonia, From the Ground Up

While the rest of retail was tanking, Yvon Chouinard's outdoor clothing and gear company was having its best two years ever. Here's why.
Marketers, Meet Your Future Customers
Finding Customers

Marketers, Meet Your Future Customers

Young consumers and Latinos are fueling the economic recovery.
Work/Life Balance

Rearview Mirror Lessons

4 things I wish I'd known before starting my business
Self-Assessment

Is Your Side Biz Ready for Full-Time Focus?

Make certain you've considered all the angles before quitting your day job.
Success Stories

The Way Back Machine: Nostalgia Sells

Gareb Shamus turned his love of comic books and video games into a leading role in a multimillion-dollar industry.
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