Starting a Business

Deciding Whom to Ask for Money
Startup Financing

Deciding Whom to Ask for Money

When it comes to figuring out just whom you'd like to approach for business capital, these tips can help you develop a great list of prospects.
Success Stories

Keepers of the Night

With keen eyes for detail, these longtime friends have mastered the art of creating top-notch nightclubs and restaurants.
Success Stories

Hat Trick

They were labeled mad hatters at first, but this creative couple used their heads to put their event business on top.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Self-Invested

Can your retirement savings help solve your financing problems?
Startup Financing

Capital Gains

The truth about startup financing: Know your options and do your homework to get the funding you need for your business.
Home Based Business

Supplies and Demands

Handling the administrative side of your business can be a culture shock.
Business Ideas

Just for You

Your startup can make customers smile if you let them design their own retail experiences.
Home Based Business

A Site to Be Seen

Setting up an e-commerce site? Here's everything you need to know to do it right.
Home Based Ideas

The Weekend Entrepreneur

These weekend warriors launched successful businesses in their spare time. Find out how you can put your free hours to work, too.
Self-Assessment

Is Starting a Homebased Business For You?

How you can use existing skills to start your own homebased business.
75 Startup Secrets
How To Start a Business

75 Startup Secrets

Here are the tips, tricks and inside info you need when starting a business.
Choosing a Business Structure

The Legal and Tax Implications of Nonprofit Corporations

If you decide to classify your business as a nonprofit, make sure you understand the legal and tax consequences.
Success Stories

Surviving Hurricane Katrina

How one New Orleans entrepreneur picked up the pieces following the worst natural disaster in U.S. history
Startup Basics

Free Up Your Daily Grind

Create a detailed operations manual and start letting others do your nitty-gritty work for you.
How to Start a Bed and Breakfast
Startup Kits

How to Start a Bed and Breakfast

If you're thinking of turning your home into an inn, start here to learn about pricing, costs, employees and more.
Product Development

Three Steps to Selling Your Idea

Start making money now with this step-by-step guide to licensing your invention.
Your Business Plan

Existing Companies Need Planning, Too

Business plans aren't just for startups. Get on the fast track to growth with an annual strategic plan.
Business Ideas

What's for Dinner?

Somewhere between soccer practice and homework, entrepreneurs are helping families get dinner on the table with do-it-yourself meal preparation services.
Finding the Perfect Business Idea
Finding Ideas

Finding the Perfect Business Idea

You know you want to start a business. Now what? Try searching these sources for ideas.
Success Stories

Right of Fashion

This style trailblazer brought her small-town boutique to the big city.
Success Stories

Up to the Challenge?

Are you ready to take the next big step? Meet 3 entrepreneurs who got the chance of a lifetime to push past their problems and make their businesses boom.
Home Based Business

Paying Yourself with Credit Cards

Should you use low-interest credit cards to fund your homebased startup? Our experts weigh in.
Finding Ideas

Flip the Switch

If starting a business is on your mind, but you're still waiting for that light-bulb moment, read on to find out how others got their million-dollar ideas--and how you can come up with one, too.
Startup Basics

Keep It Up!

Need some motivation? Someone to show you the ropes? A business coach can help you push your startup to its limits.
Startup Basics

The Best Research Tools for Entrepreneurs

Visit the library or hop online, and the information you need is right under your nose.
Success Stories

Life Is What You Make It

An entrepreneur basks in his newfound freedom by building an ATM empire.
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