Starting a Business

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.
Home Based Business

Lots on Your Plate?

Balancing your entrepreneurial duties is tough, but you can channel your stress into action.
Startup Basics

6 Secrets Millionaires Know That You Don't

Ever wonder what it takes to build a million-dollar business? Get the scoop on how successful entrepreneurs do it, and you may soon be one of them.
Startup Basics

Word From the Wise

There's a lot to learn on the road to the top. Here, 5 highly successful entrepreneurs reveal what the journey has taught them.
Mompreneur

Maternal Instinct

Mompreneurs have the skills it takes to raise kids--and new businesses.
Business Ideas

Become an eBay Trading Assistant

Are you a stellar eBay seller? Consider using your expertise for a profit.
Your Business Plan

Planning to Become a Real Estate Broker

Answer these 3 key questions to form the basis of your real estate broker business plan.
Starting a Business

Don't Get Stalled at Startup

Follow these 8 simple rules for ensuring your startup will be around for the long run.
Startup Basics

Dealing With Startup Change

Even a solid business plan can't stop the inevitable. How will you deal?
Business Ideas

Be an Exclusive Distributor

Becoming the exclusive U.S. distributor of a foreign product can be a great way to secure startup success.
Startup Basics

The 11 Pitfalls of Starting a Business

The road to startup doesn't have to be rocky: Being aware of these all-too-common mistakes can help you avoid them.
Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing the Right Business Structure

LLC or S corporation? We'll help you figure out the differences.
Location

Moving to a New City

Is it time for you to uproot and move your business to another city? Take these issues under consideration.
Startup Financing

Closing a Startup Financing Deal

Smart advice from a money pro on just how to get that deal done--and your money in the bank.
Money Basics

Setting Competitive and Profitable Prices

Answer these five questions, and setting the right price will be easier than you think.
Finding Customers

Taking Customers With You When You Start a Business

If you've decided to break off on your own and launch a business that's competition to your former employer, heed these words of wisdom from a business law expert.
Your Business Plan

The Plan for a Consulting Business

Even if you're already an expert in your field, a business plan can help keep you on track.
Startup Basics

Get Your Business Off the Starting Block

Here are 10 ways to get your startup in shape and off to a great start in the race for entrepreneurial success.
Product Development

Warehousing and Fulfillment Solutions

Ship-shape strategies for supplying the goods to your customers
Success Stories

Risking It All to Tell a Story

This filmmaker's bold documentaries don't shy away from big issues.
Mompreneur

Famous Mompreneurs Speak Out!

Get insider tips from three successful mompreneurs on launching and growing your own business.
Startup Basics

Do You Need Help With Your Startup's Finances?

How to choose a financial advisor
Startup Basics

Small-Business Myths Busted

The truth as you know it about starting a business may really be a lie. Let us help you sort the myths from the realities.
Inventing

Business Booby Traps

Are you just starting to sell your new product? Don't get caught making these new-business blunders.
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