Starting a Business

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The Giving Vine

Through cause marketing OneHope is working to improve many lives.
Franchises

Mr. Protection

Boats, buildings, cars, hay bales: Mike Enos wraps them all.
Franchises

Blinkin' Brilliant

How one man's half decorated house led to a holiday business that's now surging.
Success Stories

Too Small to Fail

While the big boys wait for bailouts, small businesses remain essential to the nation's economic and social fabric.
Grow Big by Selling Small
Sales Techniques

Grow Big by Selling Small

Go where the money is by catering to like-minded entrepreneurs.
Startup Basics

The Trade War That Wasn't

New restrictions on tire imports from China may not provoke the backlash expected.
Parking Lot Perfection
Business Ideas

Parking Lot Perfection

These small businesses are at the center of America's tailgating tradition.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

How-To Guides

Wondering How to Start Home Based Business? Entrepreneur.com's home based business how-to guides will help you take your business into the right direction.
Success Stories

The Irony of the Safe Bet

Michael Kahan became a successful entrepreneur after walking away from a 10-year career on Wall Street.
The Future of Renewable Energy
Hot Trends

The Future of Renewable Energy

If you think it's all about solar and wind, think again.
Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide
Your Business Plan

Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide

This guide to writing a business plan will outline the most important parts and what should be included in an effective plan.
Financing

Make an Online Capital Connection

Sometimes finding the right investor is all about chemistry.
Restaurant Center

Why Now is the Time to Open a Restaurant

Rents are dropping, talented chefs are up for grabs and, most important, smarter diners are looking for value, not glitz.
Startup Financing

5 Rules for Pitching the Very Rich

Wonder if even seasoned pros screw it up? Let me count the ways.
Young Entrepreneurs

Summit Series: Connecting Young Entrepreneurs

Elliot Bisnow created a networking event to bring together young captains-of-industry.
Startup Basics

Make the Most of Your Advertising Dollars

4 tips to make the most of your money in a buyer's market
Going Green

Green Goes Mainstream

It may be time for you to take a look at the sustainability of your business practices.
Your Business Plan

College Startups: Strip Down to the Essentials

Start small, with a basic idea and build from there.
Restaurant Center

Editor's Note: The New Bare-Bones Restaurant Model

How can this economy work for you? Just take a look at restaurants.
Customer Loyalty and Retention

Focus on Core Customers

Be committed to them, and they'll deliver new clients to you.
Business Ideas

Involver: A New Frontier in Marketing

Rahim Fazal forged a niche helping advertisers engage customers using new media formats.
Business Ideas

Business Unusual: Take One Website, Add Stroke of Genius

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs are tapping into the mad enthusiasm of home cooks.
Business Ideas

The Gift-Card Economy

Shoppers put $90 billion on gift cards last year. A few entrepreneurs saw an opportunity.
Business Ideas

Irons Need Not Apply

For business travelers, a new breed of wrinkle-free cotton means rumpled days are over.
Building a Website

The New Tastemakers

Social media meets online retailing at ThisNext.com, making everyone a critic.
Building a Website

For More Sales, Create a Landing Page

A well-conceived landing page sends the right signals about your company and can help boost conversion rates.
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