Starting a Business

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
Financing

Can Your Business Still Land a Loan?

Yes, it's still possible; you just have to know where to look.
Franchises

Franchising's Green Scene

Environmentally friendly franchises can mean business success--just be sure they're as green as they claim.
Success Stories

The New Orleans Saints

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a new entrepreneurial culture is taking hold in New Orleans.
How to Design the Ideal Home Office
Setting Up Your Office

How to Design the Ideal Home Office

Professional designer Jo Heinz describes how to make your office a welcome, efficient and productive place to work.
Franchises

Looking Like a Million Bucks

Jeff Bozz and Devin Haman, the founders of Sunset Tan, get real about their business.
Test Your Structural Integrity
Choosing a Business Structure

Test Your Structural Integrity

Why your business structure could be eating away at your company's bottom line
The Big Easy Gets Entrepreneurial
Success Stories

The Big Easy Gets Entrepreneurial

After the near-death experience of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is bouncing back with a thriving economic ecosystem.
Success Stories

By the Numbers: Snuggies

The blanket with arms. The backward robe. Whatever it is, the Snuggie has caught on in a big way. So big, in fact, the entire cast of the Today show wore them through an entire episode.
Starting a Business

Entrepreneur's Gift-Giving Guide

How to properly and effectively show your appreciation for employees and clients--in any season
How To Start a Business

Learn to Lean on Your Advisors

Take advantage of expert advice--but know that the final say is yours.
Startup Basics

The 10 Worst Partners For Your Start-Up

Don't give away equity or authority to these characters.
Getting Press

10 Rules for Quick and Easy PR

Simple steps to give your business a competitive edge, on a budget.
Success Stories

Playing to Win

Gamefly's Sean Spector gives us a peek inside his game-rental empire.
Business Ideas

8 Thriving Travel Markets

Now's the perfect time to get in on these hot specialty opportunities.
5 Lifelines for Your Startup
Startup Basics

5 Lifelines for Your Startup

These organizations can help you find direction and funding.
Inventing

Innovation for Things We Carry

How bondage and punk rock inspired a new way of accessorizing.
Startup Basics

What Are You Afraid Of?

Our experts deconstruct your worst nightmares and show you how to deal.
Business Ideas

The Perfect Formula to Build Your Brand

Product + Expert + Promise = Brand
Startup Basics

Why Budgets Matter

Even startups need to forecast and plan--especially now.
Business Ideas

Looking Fly on the Cheap

Here are some surefire methods for polishing your college startup's appearance.
Financing

How Veterans Can Find Funds

The SBA has launched several programs geared at helping vets open up shop.
Success Stories

Make Room at the Bar

America's micro-distillers are causing drinkers--and the liquor establishment--to take notice.
Financing

Community Banks to the Rescue

Community banks are making a play for a bigger share of the market.
Success Stories

Homelessness, Hair Care and 12,000 Bottles of Tequila

How John Paul DeJoria became a billionaire
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