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Whip Up a Hot Kids' Cooking Business

Get cooking with this hot business idea: A kids" cooking company.
Business Ideas

Tutor Your Way to Profits

With parents wanting the best academic possibilities for their children, the kids' education and tutoring arena is ripe for new businesses.
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Hot Idea: Party Planning for Teens

Now that TV's Sweet Sixteen has shown teens how cool their parties can be, event and party planning for teens is a hot business.
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Start a Niche Gym

You don't have to be a fitness giant to start your own gym--just focus on a narrow niche to bring your business idea to life.
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Help Seniors Transition to a New Life

Moving from a family home can be traumatic. This business idea helps seniors downsize into a new, smaller living facility.
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Non-Medical Home Care

With an aging population, the need for non-medical home care businesses will certainly rise in the future.
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Career and Life Coaching for Baby Boomers

Life changes, layoffs, aging parents--baby boomers have a lot to face in the coming years. Help them out with a boomer counseling business.
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Build Expanded Living Spaces

Once the interior or a house or business is done, it's time to improve the exterior. And that's where your new expanded living space business comes in.
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Make Lives Easier Through Design

Functional, stylish products are the hallmark of inclusive design. And with 50 million Americans with some sort of physical limitation, the market is there for this new business niche.
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Help Employers Screen Applicants

Employee screening is a multi-billion dollar business. Here's how you can get in on this hot business idea.
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Starting a PC Repair Business

10 smart tips that will help you start and grow your computer repair service
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Start a Business Creating Custom PCs

Despite a mature market, there's still room for smart startups in the custom PC industry.
Startup Basics

Put Your Focus on Startup

You may feel like you have a million things to do when starting a business, but there are really only 7 main areas that deserve your undivided attention during startup.
Success Stories

Time for Change

Meet our e-commerce makeover winners, whose online sales are set to soar.
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Find Your Inspiration

Let your passion for a business idea lead to entrepreneurial success.
Finding Customers

Figuring Out Your Competive Advantage

Boost sales by selling customers on your competitive advantage.
Startup Financing

When You Need a Tiny Loan...

Look to microlenders for funding.
Business Ideas

eBay Made Easy

Starting an eBay business is effortless with these 10 simple steps.
Your Business Plan

Are You Keeping to Your Business Plan?

Learn from one entrepreneur's story of how not sticking to an important part of his startup plan landed him in a sticky situation.
Business Ideas

5 Home Design Businesses to Start

If you've got a knack for interior design, painting or fix-it work, one of these business ideas could be your perfect opportunity.
Protecting Your Idea

Time to Patent

Protect your new product with a patent.
Legal Basics For Startups

Writing a Basic Vendor Contract

Protect your business with a strong contract.
Success Stories

Watching YouTube

From a garage to Google: how YouTube became the biggest entrepreneurial success story of 2006
Raising Money From Informal Investors
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Raising Money From Informal Investors

The devil's in the details when taking money from--and structuring a deal with--friends, family and angel investors.
Distribution and Licensing

Licensing Your Product

If you've got a fab product but need help selling it, look into licensing.
Money Basics

Lowering Startup Costs

Control your startup costs with a few simple measures.
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