Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Moving Made Cheaper and Greener

Spencer Brown takes the bite out of moving--the cost and the waste.
Starting a Business

Build a Billion-Dollar Business

It starts with strategic thinking and thoughtful growth. Here's an inside look at how two successful businesses went from zero to $1 billion.
Office Tech

8 Gadgets to Green Your Office

From printer ink to motion sensor light switches, you can save cash and go eco-friendly.
Starting a Business

Beginner Bad Habits

To keep yourself and your startup afloat, dodge these three dead zones.
Starting a Business

5 Must-Read Business Books

These tomes have stood the test of time and deliver advice no startup should be without.
Starting a Business

Not Ready to Retire?

The typical age to start thinking about retirement is now the time to consider a move to self-employment.
Financing

5 Ways to Raise Money Today

With a little persistence and creativity, you can still find financing.
Financing

Financial Education: A Great Employee Perk

Providing financial counseling to employees increases loyalty and retention.
Startup Basics

Find Your Perfect (Business) Match

Lonely singles have online matchmaking help, and so do entrepreneurs. Whether they're looking for a location, partner or funding, there's a website to hook them up.
Management & Operations

The CORE Assessment

How well will your company fare when statistics show 2 out of 3 small businesses fail? Use this analysis to find out.
Home Based Ideas

5 Green Businesses You Can Start at Home

These low-cost options can supplement your income or become a full-time gig.
Business Ideas

Are These Businesses Still a Good Idea?

These 5 businesses were hot in 2006 and '07. Now? Find out.
Leadership

Hostile Makeover

Former Navy SEAL Rob Roy will tear you down and deprive you of everything you think is important. When he's done, you--and your company--will thank him.
Startup Financing

Banks Eye Entrepreneurs

Loans, even some of those elusive TARP funds, are available. Just think regional banks and smaller.
Market Research

4 Ways to Kill a Deal in Brazil

Sometimes cultural barriers can undo a multimillion-dollar deal. Make sure the barrier isn't you.
Financing

Overhaul in the Offing at SBA

Small-biz supporters say it's time to make the agency part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Your Business Plan

A Case Study: Real-Life Business Planning

A planning meeting should set the foundation for real strategy, not set forth the strategy itself. Find out how one company made the most of its two-day session.
Work/Life Balance

When Recession Equals Opportunity

5 women launched their long-held dream of starting a business by finding gaps in the marketplace and filling them, despite the recession. Follow the 4 tips here to do the same.
Startup Basics

Journalism Caught in a Web

As digital media continues to evolve, it's time for journalists to define their niche and adapt to the changes.
Marketing Ideas

A Marketing Home Run

In baseball-crazed Boston, sponsoring the Red Sox earned Exotic Flowers a marketing award and a mass of new fans.
Going Green

In Beverage Industry, Sustainability Sells

When it comes to our drinks, green isn't just for tea anymore. Break into the beverage industry and find success in going green--from the ground (water) up.
Startup Basics

How You Can Leverage a Layoff

Jobless? Take this as an opportunity to start your own business.
Inventing

Harness the Power of a Trademark

Learn the difference between a patent, trademark, and copyright and how to avoid big mistakes when setting them up.
Cash Flow & Money Management

The Economic Forecast: A Q&A With Andrew Policano

Andrew Policano, dean of The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, shares his thoughts on news--good and bad--in the economy.
Money

4 Sources for Startup Cash

Raising money in a recession is beyond difficult. Look in these places, because getting started now is a great idea.
Franchises

The New Face of Coffee

Biggby Coffee founder Bob Fish believes in management by walking around. And it's working.
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