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A Step Down That's a Step Up

No matter how high up you are on the corporate ladder, it's never too late to start your own business--even if you're heading into a different industry.
Success Stories

Happy Babies, Happy Planet

Bored while her baby slept, this mother created organic, cloth diapers.
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Caring Entrepreneurs Become Local Angels

Recruiting locals and hiring from a youth work program have helped these businesses succeed in their mission and community.
Success Stories

Lessons Learned at 'Harvard for Losers'

The Delancey Street Foundation takes drug addicts, ex-convicts and the homeless, and trains them for the real world.
Your Business Plan

Get Back to Business Planning Fundamentals

In a recession, it's important to know what adjustments to make to your business plan. Here are three fundamentals to remember.
Starting a Business

What Have You Done Today to Feel Proud?

How one question can inspire mompreneurs to take a leap of faith away from baby steps and do something big each day.
Startup Basics

The Basics of Greening Your Business

Run a more eco-friendly company with these 5 easy and cost-effective tips.
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Star Power

This entrepreneur is enlisting a little help from Hollywood to meet her double bottom line.
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Old Tricks, New Job

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