Starting a Business

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Photo Editing Smorgasbord

Picnik.com makes manipulating and distributing photos a real picnic--even for the uninitiated.
Home Based Business

You've Outgrown Your Home Office. Now What?

Tips for mom entrepreneurs ready to find a workplace outside the home
Success Stories

Powerful, Youthful and Upwardly Mobile

The young and entrepreneurial demographic represents a market rich with potential.
Young Entrepreneurs

Schooling the Competition

The top two winners at this year's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards show what it takes to balance higher education with entrepreneurial passion.
Finding Customers

Be Your Own Publicist

A good PR campaign can be a cost-effective way to drum up interest in your inventions.
Success Stories

Business Unusual: Pole Position

Sheila Kelley's S Factor cleans up on dirty dancing.
Financing

If At First You Do Succeed

Solvate's founder closed its Series A round with a VC firm that had passed on his previous venture--and regretted it.
Financing

Are Venture Capitalists Becoming More Adventurous?

VC funding seemingly stabilizes for most of the tech sector.
Customer Service

Does Your Business Need a Retrofit?

Markets always change, so reinvent to keep up with demand.
Turn Failures Into Fortunes
Success Stories

Turn Failures Into Fortunes

For these entrepreneurs, going under was just the beginning.
Venture and Angel Investors

Break Down the VC Barrier

Landing investors takes a lot of persistence and a little luck. Here's how these entrepreneurs did it.
Starting a Business

Sample Business Plans

Need a business plan but not sure where to start? Get inspired with our collection of free sample business plans, all in SBA-approved format and available in their entirety online.
Success Stories

From Problems to Profits

For these entrepreneurs, pressing personal needs were the inspiration for thriving startups.
Young Entrepreneurs

Plugging a Hole in the Market

April Singer Straten turned a void in the clothing industry into a successful business.
Restaurant Center

Restaurant Center

The latest in restaurant news, business-planning checklists and food franchise options.
Success Stories

100 Brilliant Ideas

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

4 Common Venture Capital Myths

If you want to start strong, steer clear of these funding fantasies.
Branding

Leverage Your Inner Lemon

Use 'Brand Judo' to flip negative perceptions into memorable campaigns.
The Basics of Starting a Home-Based Business
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

The Basics of Starting a Home-Based Business

Everything you need to live, work and outsource from your couch
Startup Basics

The Entrepreneur Economy

While the corporate world struggles to find its footing, entrepreneurs are stepping up with new ideas.
Work Less (It's Good for Business)
Success Stories

Work Less (It's Good for Business)

Doctors told Brett Schklar to slow down--or else. That's when he started his own company and learned that paying more attention to life off the job made him much better on it.
Business Ideas

Business Unusual: The Tailgater in Your Living Room

What if there was a service to match rabid sports fans with home owners across the country?
Business Ideas

He's Really Big This Year

Recession? What recession? Not for professional Santas.
Startup Financing

A Small Business Bailout--Maybe

ARC loans are only available to businesses that meet very strict criteria.
Success Stories

You Want Extra Change on Your Pizza?

NAKEDPizza is revolutionizing pizza--and the way people eat it.
Online Marketing

Where the Connected Get Clued In

Mashable.com went from social media tracker to sensation in its own right.
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