Starting a Business

Business Ideas

Are These Businesses Still a Good Idea?

These 5 businesses were hot in 2006 and '07. Now? Find out.
Startup Financing

Banks Eye Entrepreneurs

Loans, even some of those elusive TARP funds, are available. Just think regional banks and smaller.
Your Business Plan

A Case Study: Real-Life Business Planning

A planning meeting should set the foundation for real strategy, not set forth the strategy itself. Find out how one company made the most of its two-day session.
Startup Basics

Journalism Caught in a Web

As digital media continues to evolve, it's time for journalists to define their niche and adapt to the changes.
Startup Basics

How You Can Leverage a Layoff

Jobless? Take this as an opportunity to start your own business.
Inventing

Harness the Power of a Trademark

Learn the difference between a patent, trademark, and copyright and how to avoid big mistakes when setting them up.
Starting a Business

Special Report: Innovate In a Recession

If the downturn is hurting your entrepreneurial spirit, we have good news for you: Recessions are historically ripe with opportunity for innovation. Don't believe us? Read on.
Success Stories

A Historical Perspective

Some of the most innovative ideas have emerged during times of economic duress.
Success Stories

Keep Your Team Motivated

A former football player never envisioned owning a men's hair salon. But now he's glad he does.
Business Ideas

Is DNA Mapping in Your Entrepreneurial DNA?

As the cost for a full gene map approaches $1,000, the opportunity increases for business owners to get in on the genome mapping industry.
Business Ideas

Be Green All the Way

Here are three steps entrepreneurs can take to have sustainable practices from the get-go.
Starting a Business

Laid Off in 2008? Start a Business in 2009

3 budding entrepreneurs share how they made the most of their recent job losses.
Starting a Business

Building Up Teams--and Communities

These entrepreneurs help companies become teams, and they make it easy to give back.
Starting a Business

Business Lessons from Alternative Sources

The most valuable business lessons can be found in the places you'd least expect.
Startup Basics

New Year's Resolutions From the Experts

Here's what our expert columnists want you to resolve to do to make your business better in 2009.
Startup Basics

Tech Hotbed: NYC

Wall Street may be taking its lumps, but tech is flourishing in the Big Apple.
Starting a Business

New Lingo You Should Know

Business vocabulary keeps growing. Here's a primer on the latest terminology.
Starting a Business

Greenbox's Gurus Are the New Power Rangers

They're just your average tech moguls--saving the world, one power strip at a time.
Startup Basics

65 Indispensable Websites for Business Owners

Get your business going, keep it going strong or take it in a new direction with this compilation of web sites for entrepreneurs.
Home Based Business

Ways Home Based Businesses Can Save

Cutting out the expense of an office lease isn't the only way a home based business can save.
Success Stories

Confessions of Serial Entrepreneurs

It takes a special kind of person to delve into the wilds of business startup. It takes an even more driven person to start business after business. Why do serial entrepreneurs do what they do?
Your Business Plan

Measure Your Business Plan Results

No plan is ever right on, but having no plan is never right. Here's how to analyze the actual results compared to the plan.
Low-Cost Business Ideas

Low-Cost Startup Ideas

Looking to start a business but don't have much money? Our low cost startup ideas will help you find a business to fit your budget.
Startup Basics

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

We compiled the best entrepreneurial resolutions for 2009.
Starting a Business

I Cut Costs by $500 per Month

Learn how one business saved this amount each month by cutting back on non-essentials. Your business can use these methods to decrease expenses, too.
Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation
Choosing a Business Structure

Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation

Doing some research on the front end can save you a load of money.
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