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Starting a Business

Why You Must Have a Business Plan

It's more than a tool for getting funding. Think of it as the road map to your business's future.
November 19, 2004 in Your Business Plan

9 Senior Businesses to Start

Seniors are the hottest demographic out there, and this market is only going to get bigger. Get in on this growth industry with these nine hot businesses.
November 18, 2004 in Business Ideas

The Hottest Teen Business for 2005

Feeling young at heart? Up on your trends? Then you might be in a great position to open a teen-oriented business. Here are the hottest ideas for 2005.
November 16, 2004 in Business Ideas

How to Get Free Employees for Your Business

Colleges, high schools and trade schools are great sources of eager-and free-workers for your business.

Conducting a Break-Even Analysis

This tool will help you determine how profitable your product or service can be.
November 15, 2004 in Startup Basics
How to Find the Best 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
November 15, 2004 in Location

13 Hot Businesses for 2005

From high-tech clothes to wine, eBay drop-off stores to tech security, the business ideas on our 2005 hot list run the gamut. But they have one thing in common: They're sizzling hot and just waiting for you to bring them to life.
November 12, 2004 in Business Ideas

Getting In on the University Business Plan Competition Circuit

Entering a business plan contest could be your ticket to success. We've got the scoop on 21 popular competitions nationwide--read on to find the right one for you.
October 19, 2004 in Your Business Plan

Finding Administrative Help

If your one-man show could use a little help, check out these five sources for clerical assistance that won't break the bank.
October 12, 2004 in Home Based Business

Getting Startup Paperwork Together

A look at the federal, state and local permits and registrations you'll need to do business.
October 4, 2004 in Startup Basics

Breath of Fresh Air

How do you sell buyers on an invention that creates a new product category?
October 1, 2004 in Distribution and Licensing

Beyond the Big Idea

You've got a million-dollar idea; now all you need is a strategy to make it marketable. These inventors brought their ideas to life--and hit it big. Find out how they made it happen.
October 1, 2004 in Product Development

4 Habits for Entrepreneurial Success

Learn what it takes to build the million-dollar business of your dreams.
September 20, 2004 in Startup Basics

Shipping Products From Home

If your homebased business involves shipping products to your customers, these tips will help you set up a system that works for you.
How to Value Your Startup

How to Value Your Startup

These three steps will help you determine what your new business is worth.
September 7, 2004 in Startup Financing

Clutter Busters

From closets to cabinets to garages, Americans' clutter is piling up like never before. Find out how you can clean up in this growing industry.
September 1, 2004 in Home Based Ideas

Recipe for Success

Smart partnering can transform a lone inventor into a market force.
September 1, 2004 in Product Development

Do Their Bidding

Auction help for eBay novices
September 1, 2004 in Business Ideas

Private Matters

Can't get big merchants to notice you? Private-label sales may be a good way to get your invention on store shelves.
September 1, 2004 in Distribution and Licensing

Price Check

Getting business information from competitors
September 1, 2004 in Home Based Business

Best Off-Site Meeting Locations

Don't invite clients into your home-instead, try these alternatives the next time you have an important get-together.
August 16, 2004 in Home Based Basics

How to Market Anything

These tips and tricks will help you become a marketing all-star.
August 16, 2004 in 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.
August 13, 2004 in Startup Basics

Starting a Tutoring Service

Put your skills and talents to work by teaching others how to do what you're best at.
August 10, 2004 in Home Based Ideas

Do You Need Excellent Credit to Start a Business?

Not necessarily-but you'll need to know where to look for funding.
August 2, 2004 in Startup Financing

Getting Into the Game

These three tactics can help you decide what type of business would work best for you.
July 14, 2004 in Startup Basics
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