Starting a Business

Startup Basics

Launching Your Mompreneur Business

These tips will help you determine just what type of business to start and offer a few "first steps" to get you going.
Protecting Your Idea

Top Legal FAQs for Inventors

Answers to the most common legal questions about patents, trademarks and copyrights
Business Ideas

Death Is Big Business

Death becomes creative for funeral entrepreneurs.
Success Stories

You Can Do It!

Despite some bumps in the road, these 5 entrepreneurs created thriving businesses. Learn from their challenges to help keep your company on the right track.
Your Business Plan

Updating Your Business Plan

Our coach explains why constantly updating your business plan is the key to growing successfully.
Protecting Your Idea

Keeping an Inventor's Notebook

Protect your idea with these easy-to-follow steps for keeping an inventor's notebook--one of the most important steps in the inventing process.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Tapping Your Personal Savings to Fund Your Startup

Our startup financing expert explains the right way to use your personal funds to finance your new business.
Naming Your Business

How to Name Your Business

What's in a business name? Plenty. Not only must your name reflect your brand and be memorable, there are also a host of legal issues to consider. Here's how to choose a name that'll best suit your business.
Home Based Basics

Get Organized!

Is your business bogged down? Clear the clutter, and get a fresh start.
Startup Basics

Stop Procrastinating!

Are you burying yourself in busywork to avoid really starting your business? These 10 tips will help you change your attitude--and get going.
Startup Basics

Startup Smarts

The recipe for success: Keep it simple.
Business Ideas

Revved-Up Retail

Traditional storefronts aren't your only retail option. Here's a crash course in the fastest ways to start selling.
Inventing

Launching a Product From Start to Finish

Got a new product idea? Get the inside scoop on how to launch it into the stratosphere.
Business Ideas

Simple Restaurants Are Big Business

Want to start a restaurant? One ingredient may be all you need.
Startup Basics

MBA to the Rescue

Need help growing your business? Go back to school.
Startup Financing

Debtor, Beware

Make sure you're spending wisely at startup.
Business Ideas

Start a Home Redesign Business

Got a knack for rearranging? Get in on the newest niche for home designers.
Startup Basics

Partnering With a University

Universities have long been centers of innovation. Now, many are partnering with entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas.
Home Based Basics

Determining if a Biz Opp Is a Scam

Think that homebased business opportunity is a scam? Here's how to know for sure.
Business Ideas

Start Your Own Magazine

Got a great idea for a magazine? Find out how you, too, can break into this challenging business.
Success Stories

Charmed Life

Working from home allowed this married couple to spend more time with their kids and net over $2 million in sales.
Success Stories

At Home With a Home Remedies Biz

A home contracting problem led these entrepreneurs to launch a part-time business that now brings in a full-time income.
Inventing

American Inventor: Episode 10

The four finalists woo America with 30-second TV commercials.
Inventing

Q&A: American Inventor Judge Peter Jones

Peter Jones shares his advice for million-dollar success, plus why he hopes American Inventor, the show he co-created, wakes the inventing giant America once was.
Inventing

American Inventor: Episode 8

In the first of two episodes running together, the Headliner, the Word Ace and the Toner Belt compete for a final place.
Your Business Plan

Hiring Outside Help for Your Business Plan

The good, bad and ugly of hiring business-plan consultants
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