Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Old Tricks, New Job

Shorten the road to success by using skills learned during your days as an employee.
Starting a Business

Road to Success

You can still find a place in the auto industry--you just have to know where to look.
Finding Customers

What Women Want

How to grab a powerful niche market with growing potential.
Startup Basics

Keep Up Appearances

The right attitude can mean the difference between failure and success.
Success Stories

Branson: A Man of Many Milestones

Richard Branson isn't defined by business or personal success. His life is a combination of both.
Inventing

Do Rising Costs Point to Domestic Manufacturing?

Don't assume your next invention will be produced overseas. Several factors make the U.S. a prime place for production.
Getting Your Business off the Ground
Startup Basics

Getting Your Business off the Ground

Russell Vare, co-owner of Viper Black Clothing, talks about the challenges he faced starting up and how he stays competitive in the fashion industry.
Planting the Seeds of Green Business
Business Ideas

Planting the Seeds of Green Business

Carolyn Allen, president of California Green Solutions, talks about easy steps new businesses can take to be "green" from day one.
A Business Coach's Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

A Business Coach's Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs

Rich Chrono, VP of Marketing and Operations for Level IV, talks about how an entrepreneur can best prepare to start a business.
Home Based Basics

Money Saving Ideas for Home Based Entrepreneurs

You don't have to be rich to start your own business--just wise with your money.
Success Stories

By the Numbers: Sturgis

The people of South Dakota can expect nearly 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to rumble into their state this August for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a culmination of biffs, tats, pits and pucks.
Your Business Plan

Economic Crises Call for Better Marketing Plans

Waiting for the next crisis to hit means you will have waited too long to revise your business plan.
Business Ideas

100 Incredibly Useful and Interesting Web Sites

Whether you need to find a home, share a huge file, or throw a wicked curve with a Wiffle ball, you'll find these sites indispensable.
Home Based Business

Workplace Flexibility Lets Mothers Thrive

Get creative with scheduling and tap into the experience and talents of women seeking a mom-friendly workplace.
Startup Financing

3 Honest Ways to Raise Startup Money

Create a healthy foundation for your business by combining enthusiasm with honesty.
Success Stories

Life's Lesson Learned

Thirteen years ago, former H&R Block CEO Tom Bloch audited his life and found something was missing. His decision to become a school teacher granted him the ultimate return.
Starting a Business

Surviving Business Boot Camp

Programs nationwide offer budding entrepreneurs lessons in startup.
Success Stories

Moon Cakes Are Big Business in China

American pastry shops and other suppliers have discovered Chinese moon cakes as a new profit center. For other businesses, the pastries are great networking tools.
What's in a Name? Everything
Naming Your Business

What's in a Name? Everything

Good company monikers suggest rather than describe; great ones have the flexibility to survive unforeseen changes or expansion.
How to Search for Existing Patents
Inventing

How to Search for Existing Patents

Before you spend a lot of time an energy creating the next big thing, use a patent search to make sure it hasn't already been done.
Startup Basics

Avoid These 7 Partnership Killers

Pitfalls abound when entrepreneurs decide to become partners. Know what they are ahead of time so you can set up guidelines that allow people to walk away if things go wrong.
Success Stories

How to Grow Without Growing Pains

Ray Barton transformed Great Clips from just four hair salons into nearly 3,000, and he did it by turning down franchises that didn't fit into his expansion strategy.
Business Ideas

Scout for Deals Long Before Black Friday

You shouldn't wait until the last minute to snap up great deals. But you have to know what a bargain looks like.
Startup Basics

Failure Isn't Fatal

Entrepreneurial ventures fail. It's a sad fact. How your business fails will determine whether you get another shot at success.
Startup Basics

The Last Lecture

How Randy Pausch's life lessons can help you connect with employees and become a better entrepreneur.
Your Business Plan

Budget Strategically to Stay on Course

These 9 tips will help you manage your budget, steer straight and control your destiny.
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