Starting a Business

Your Business Plan

Are You Keeping to Your Business Plan?

Learn from one entrepreneur's story of how not sticking to an important part of his startup plan landed him in a sticky situation.
Business Ideas

5 Home Design Businesses to Start

If you've got a knack for interior design, painting or fix-it work, one of these business ideas could be your perfect opportunity.
Protecting Your Idea

Time to Patent

Protect your new product with a patent.
Legal Basics For Startups

Writing a Basic Vendor Contract

Protect your business with a strong contract.
Success Stories

Watching YouTube

From a garage to Google: how YouTube became the biggest entrepreneurial success story of 2006
Raising Money From Informal Investors
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Raising Money From Informal Investors

The devil's in the details when taking money from--and structuring a deal with--friends, family and angel investors.
Distribution and Licensing

Licensing Your Product

If you've got a fab product but need help selling it, look into licensing.
Money Basics

Lowering Startup Costs

Control your startup costs with a few simple measures.
Startup Basics

6 Secrets Millionaires Know That You Don't

Ever wonder what it takes to build a million-dollar business? Get the scoop on how successful entrepreneurs do it, and you may soon be one of them.
Startup Basics

Word From the Wise

There's a lot to learn on the road to the top. Here, 5 highly successful entrepreneurs reveal what the journey has taught them.
Mompreneur

Maternal Instinct

Mompreneurs have the skills it takes to raise kids--and new businesses.
Business Ideas

Become an eBay Trading Assistant

Are you a stellar eBay seller? Consider using your expertise for a profit.
Home Based Business

Lots on Your Plate?

Balancing your entrepreneurial duties is tough, but you can channel your stress into action.
Your Business Plan

Planning to Become a Real Estate Broker

Answer these 3 key questions to form the basis of your real estate broker business plan.
Starting a Business

Don't Get Stalled at Startup

Follow these 8 simple rules for ensuring your startup will be around for the long run.
Business Ideas

Be an Exclusive Distributor

Becoming the exclusive U.S. distributor of a foreign product can be a great way to secure startup success.
Startup Basics

Dealing With Startup Change

Even a solid business plan can't stop the inevitable. How will you deal?
Startup Basics

The 11 Pitfalls of Starting a Business

The road to startup doesn't have to be rocky: Being aware of these all-too-common mistakes can help you avoid them.
Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing the Right Business Structure

LLC or S corporation? We'll help you figure out the differences.
Location

Moving to a New City

Is it time for you to uproot and move your business to another city? Take these issues under consideration.
Startup Financing

Closing a Startup Financing Deal

Smart advice from a money pro on just how to get that deal done--and your money in the bank.
Money Basics

Setting Competitive and Profitable Prices

Answer these five questions, and setting the right price will be easier than you think.
Finding Customers

Taking Customers With You When You Start a Business

If you've decided to break off on your own and launch a business that's competition to your former employer, heed these words of wisdom from a business law expert.
Startup Basics

Get Your Business Off the Starting Block

Here are 10 ways to get your startup in shape and off to a great start in the race for entrepreneurial success.
Your Business Plan

The Plan for a Consulting Business

Even if you're already an expert in your field, a business plan can help keep you on track.
Product Development

Warehousing and Fulfillment Solutions

Ship-shape strategies for supplying the goods to your customers
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