Starting a Business

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.
Inventing

American Inventor, Episode 3

From a toe-shaped jam dispenser to a new-and-improved tooth flosser, the inventions on episode three run the gamut.
Success Stories

The Path to Finding Your Heart

A detour through a supply closet at work didn't stop this entrepreneur from launching a nonprofit business that speaks to the heart.
Your Business Plan

15 Reasons You Need a Business Plan

Whether you're just starting out, growing your business or seeking outside help, a well-thought-out business plan is the vehicle you need to get you there.
Inventing

Market Research 101

Ready to get your invention in the hands of customers? Before you start producing it, learn everything you need to know about researching your target market.
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.
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