Starting a Business

Your Business Plan

Updating Your Business Plan

Our coach explains why constantly updating your business plan is the key to growing successfully.
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.
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.
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.
Home Based Basics

Get Organized!

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

Startup Smarts

The recipe for success: Keep it simple.
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.
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.
Business Ideas

Simple Restaurants Are Big Business

Want to start a restaurant? One ingredient may be all you need.
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.
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.
Business Ideas

Start Your Own Magazine

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

Partnering With a University

Universities have long been centers of innovation. Now, many are partnering with entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas.
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.
Business Ideas

Starting Up in a Hot Market

Think you have what it takes to start a business in a super-hot market?
Business Ideas

Innovate With Existing Products

Looking to innovate on a concept that already exists? Ordinary products get new life when they find the perfect blend of form and function.
Your Business Plan

Hiring Outside Help for Your Business Plan

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

Selling Your Invention

Whatever your sales experience, we have the steps you need to get your product on the shelf.
Inventing

Tag Along to an Invention Trade Show

What can going to the nation's biggest invention trade show do for your product? We followed one business to find out.
Inventing

Q&A: American Inventor Judge Doug Hall

Inventing guru Doug Hall gives us a behind-the-scenes look at ABC's American Inventor, plus what it takes to turn your idea into a product that sells.
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