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Learn how to start a small business with our small business startup guide. Learn everything from raising startup capital to building a brand image.
Success Stories

100 Brilliant Companies

The 100 companies featured here are evidence that a little brainpower, determination--and good timing--can trump even the worst Pepto-Bismol market.
Business Ideas

5 Steps to Building a Successful Niche Business

A simple service can win big in a small market.
Startup Basics

Get Back to Basics--and Bricks

Stand out in a crowded online marketplace by opening a traditional storefront.
Startup Basics

Lessons From The Fall Of Giants

4 lessons to be learned from the crash and burn of industry leaders.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Learn to Impress Lenders

Proper preparation is key when you're angling for money to fund your business.
Success Stories

840 Million Reasons to Celebrate

Fresh off his mammoth deal with Amazon, Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh shares the secrets of his online empire.
Financing

Money Isn't Everything

Consider these 5 factors before you start searching for investors.
Building a Website

Pretentious--and Loving It

Pitchfork has readers wrapped around its spears.
Success Stories

What's in Your Carry-On?

Shop owner and fashion designer Ilaria Urbinati fills us in on her carry-on must-haves.
Branding

Should You Be the Face of Your Business?

There are plenty of ways to be your own best spokesperson--and a few reasons not to.
Where to Be an Entrepreneur
Management & Operations

Where to Be an Entrepreneur

10 startup-friendly cities--and their success stories--show how small business is thriving.
Venture and Angel Investors

Google Could Be Your VC

Up-and-coming companies can now do a Google search for startup money.
Business Ideas

Flying High Down Under

Cozying up with Richard Branson's latest airline
Going Green

The Lap of Eco-Luxury

Providing green can still be posh.
Business Ideas

Eat, Drink and Be a Success

Ingredients for success in the food and beverage industry.
Startup Financing

Greasing FreeWheel

An internet advertising technology company gets big bucks.
Success Stories

So You Think You're a Gamer?

How hardcore gamers are getting schooled by Tom Taylor.
Startup Financing

Friends With Money

Network your way to potential investors.
Startup Basics

6 Startup Friendly Industries

These businesses are booming despite the gloomy economy.
Startup Financing

Find Funding in Your Backyard

Local, state and regional funds aim to keep local economies going strong.
Your Business Plan

How Bad Do You Want It?

When it comes to startup, it's not enough to take risks--you have to love them.
Success Stories

The Man Behind the Memes

Internet content connoisseur Ben Huh explains our fascination with cat photos, cheeseburger hats and misspelled words.
Business Ideas

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's a.Bird on a Plane?

Send Fido across the country in a bona fide plane for pets.
Startup Financing

The Venture Capital Infusions

Federal incentives mean more money for VC firms--but what do they mean for you?
Franchises

From War Zone to Franchise Zone

How one franchisee is shaping a new future for business owners in Afghanistan
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