Starting a Business

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Taking Sportswear to a New Level

Chic meets beach at this upscale fashion destination.
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Updating a Classic

A guitar innovation helped this entrepreneur take the music world by storm.
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The Art of Coffee

These entrepreneurs have risen above the competition by creating art out of lattes.
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Guilt-Free Goodies

How one entrepreneur found sweet success with healthy cookies
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Karate Kids

This former ballerina and stunt woman has turned her love of martial arts into an empire.
Your Business Plan

Writing an Executive Summary

Confused about what an executive summary is--and how long it should be? Our business plan coach sets the record straight.
Distribution and Licensing

Licensing Your Invention vs. Going Into Business

Have an idea but not sure what to do with it? Our expert explains which money-making option is right for you.
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Not Just for Kids

Who says business can't be fun? Not these specialty toy e-tailers.
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Locals Only

Selling locally handcrafted furniture online has helped these furniture entrepreneurs stand out from the crowd.
Pet Business Center

Ferreting Out a Fortune

From selling ferret pet supplies to website redesign, these entrepreneurs have built an online empire.
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After being left behind the velvet rope, this entrepreneur created a hip online destination for nightclubbers.
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Ticket to Success

By bringing his ticket brokerage online, this entrepreneur found success.
Your Business Plan

SCORE's Top Business Planning Tips

Before you write or update your business plan, consult these tips.
Startup Basics

Get Yourself an Entrepreneurial Education

Many entrepreneurs choose to start out on their own. But another choice is to obtain a degree in entrepreneurship--and take advantage of the vast array of biz resources universities offer.
Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business
Self-Financing Your Startup

Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business

Know the risks you face before you take the plunge into credit-card debt.
Legal Basics For Startups

Answers to Your Startup Legal Questions

Don't let red tape boggle your mind. Here's how to handle some common legal dilemmas.

Thriving In A Bad Location

Make your business succeed in a location where others have failed.
Startup Basics

It's Who You Know

If you really know how to work your connections, a successful startup is less than 6 degrees away.
Home Based Business

Home Office Tips for Holiday Houseguests

Keep your home business running smoothly with these three tips for entertaining holiday guests.
Success Stories

Stroller Strides

Creating a family-friendly fitness class won an entrepreneur the mothers' seal of approval.
Business Ideas

Hot Trends to Explore

Get fired up! Ignite your profits with our inside look at the hottest trends and best business ideas for 2006.
Distribution and Licensing

Put a Lid on It!

An infomercial for this inventor's snappy new food containers helped her seal the deal with a large retailer.
Your Business Plan

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

When it comes to creating a business plan that attracts investors, these tips will help you get it right the first time.
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