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Starting a Business

Your Invention Is Complete. Now What?

Create a business to distribute and market your invention, that's what.
October 22, 2001 in Marketing Your Invention

Starting a Home Inspection Business

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Get trained, get going and get a piece of a multimillion-dollar industry.
October 22, 2001 in Business Ideas

Infantile Inventions

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No, no, it's not a bad thing! The baby-products market is the perfect place for brand-new inventors to take their first steps.
October 1, 2001 in Inventing

Lilliputian Loans

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When it comes to financing, bigger isn't always better. Have you tried an SBA microloan on for size?
October 1, 2001 in Bank and Other Loans

Asking Friends and Family for Financing

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Heed our warnings before you play this dangerous game.
October 1, 2001 in Your Business Plan

Why Buy Refurbished Equipment?

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Use your money smartly by spending less with refurbished equipment.

Call In the Pros

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Step one in starting a business: Admit you don't know everything.
October 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Joining a Support Group, Part I

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With a spiraling economy and, for some, rough waters ahead, Starve-Ups and organizations like it help young entrepreneurs muddle through and prosper.
October 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Finding a Business Mentor

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Meeting someone who can show you the ropes may be the best thing you ever do for your business.
October 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Protecting Your Business's Assets With a Safe

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Every business is vulnerable to theft. Avoid the worst-case scenario by keeping your valuables locked away in a sturdy safe.

Basic Invention Marketing

You have an invention—and you want people to know about it. Here are the basics to help you get just what you want.
September 17, 2001 in Inventing

Working With a Turnaround Expert to Save Your Business

If you're prepared to listen and take a consultant's advice, you can save your ailing business.
September 4, 2001 in Startup Basics

Finding Market Research Sources

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Your business plan isn't complete until you conduct market research. But where can you find the data you need?
September 3, 2001 in Your Business Plan

So . . . Where Are They Now?

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When the dust settles after a business plan competition, what happens to the winners and losers?
September 1, 2001 in Your Business Plan

Don't Stay in the Dark!

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Here's how to make sure your big invention sees the light of day.
September 1, 2001 in Marketing Your Invention

Mentorships: The Ultimate Networking Tool

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Much more than advisors, mentors can help you learn the ropes and locate prospects, too.
September 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Finding Your Niche

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Sometimes, discovering what your market needs are is as easy as taking a look around you.
August 13, 2001 in Evaluating Your Idea

How to Create a Marketing Plan

What is a marketing plan and why is it so essential to the success of your business? Find out here, in the first section of our comprehensive guide to creating a marketing plan.
August 7, 2001 in How To Start a Business

Dream Weaver

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My dream job is helping other people find their dream jobs. So . . . how do I do it?
August 1, 2001 in Finding Ideas

Molded in Your Image

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A crude prototype won't show you off in the best light. You need a cheap way to build a better one.
August 1, 2001 in Inventing

Deadly Sins

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Sloth, greed, gluttony-we don't care what you do on your own time. But when it comes to the mortality of your start-up, you need to play by the rules.
August 1, 2001 in Your Business Plan

5 Hot Homebased Businesses

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Ready to go home--with your own business, that is? We've got 5 great ways to do it.
August 1, 2001 in Home Based Business

Making Your Product in the U.S. vs. Overseas

Manufacturing your product elsewhere might be cheaper--but not necessarily better. Keep it local to save yourself some stress.
July 16, 2001 in Product Development

Understanding the Financing Stages

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From seed stage to mezzanine, a breakdown of the key financing terms and what they mean to you
July 16, 2001 in Startup Financing

Include Samples With Direct Mail

Curiosity will get customers to open the envelope.
July 3, 2001 in Home Based Business

Save On Postage

Five ways to spend less on your mailings
July 2, 2001 in Home Based Business
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