Starting a Business

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.
Location

Choosing a Location for Your Business

Deciding where to set up shop is a crucial business decision.
Setting Up Your Office

Space Case

Tips on choosing your home-office location
Protecting Your Idea

Mum's The Word

Keeping your idea confidential
Home Based Business

Harried, With Children

Child-care options for entrepreneurs with kids
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

The ABCs of Entrepreneurship

Whether you're just starting out or struggling through a rut, relearning your ABCs may be just the attitude adjustment you need to take your business to the next level.
Your Business Plan

Should I Take My Business Plan Online?

Posting your plan online is easy and safe--as long as you know what to expect.
Inventing

The Top 6 Mistakes Inventors Make

Learn the biggest mistakes you can make in the inventing process, and how you can avoid them.
Business Ideas

A Festive Focus

Turn your passion for a specific holiday into a thriving seasonal business by getting your timing right.
Business Ideas

Should I Start a Coupon Biz?

How the web is affecting local coupon businesses.
Startup Basics

What's Your Entrepreneurial Personality Type?

Anyone can start a business! The secret is picking a venture that fits your entrepreneurial personality. Here's how to determine yours.
Mental Briefcase
Home Based Business

Mental Briefcase

On the road to startup, file away each experience, and use it to help overcome challenges later.
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