Starting a Business

Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks
Startup Financing

Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks

If your credit score is holding you back from landing startup capital, you'll appreciate these tips for finding the funding you need.
Your Business Plan

Executive Summary

This is the place for you to share your business goals. Make it short and sweet to quickly draw in your business plan's readers.
Your Business Plan

Business Description

Let readers of your business plan know exactly what type of business you're in.
Your Business Plan

Market Strategies

This section of your business plan is where your hard market research work will pay off.
Your Business Plan

Competitive Analysis

How will your business compete? Explain it well in your business plan's competitive analysis.
Your Business Plan

Design & Development Plans

This section covers goals, procedures and resources needed for product development.
Business Ideas

Delicious!

Turn a secret family recipe into a not-so-secret success.
Business Ideas

Start a Business Abroad

Love to travel? Look abroad for new entrepreneurship opportunities.
Business Ideas

Cash In on Sudoku

An addictive brainteaser can beget entrepreneurial gold.
Your Business Plan

Why You Need a Business Plan

Just because you think you know where you want to take your business, it doesn't mean you shouldn't put it down in writing.
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
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.
Business Ideas

Death Is Big Business

Death becomes creative for funeral entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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