Starting a Business

How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Shipping Products From Home

If your homebased business involves shipping products to your customers, these tips will help you set up a system that works for you.
How to Value Your Startup
Startup Financing

How to Value Your Startup

These three steps will help you determine what your new business is worth.
Home Based Ideas

Clutter Busters

From closets to cabinets to garages, Americans' clutter is piling up like never before. Find out how you can clean up in this growing industry.
Product Development

Recipe for Success

Smart partnering can transform a lone inventor into a market force.
Business Ideas

Do Their Bidding

Auction help for eBay novices
Distribution and Licensing

Private Matters

Can't get big merchants to notice you? Private-label sales may be a good way to get your invention on store shelves.
Home Based Business

Price Check

Getting business information from competitors
Home Based Basics

Best Off-Site Meeting Locations

Don't invite clients into your home-instead, try these alternatives the next time you have an important get-together.
Startup Basics

How to Market Anything

These tips and tricks will help you become a marketing all-star.
Startup Basics

Low-Cost Startup Secrets

Overwhelmed with monetary stress over launching your business? Here are some cheap--and free--ways to get the job done.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Tutoring Service

Put your skills and talents to work by teaching others how to do what you're best at.
Startup Financing

Do You Need Excellent Credit to Start a Business?

Not necessarily-but you'll need to know where to look for funding.
Startup Basics

Getting Into the Game

These three tactics can help you decide what type of business would work best for you.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Business as a Security Specialist

This growing field may be a safe choice to launch a new business--if you've got the experience to back it up.
Startup Basics

Be a Negative Optimist

Find out how to constructively use negative thinking to make better decisions and achieve greater business success.
Startup Basics

Trust Your Intuition

If you're seeking business success, start by paying attention to what your gut is telling you.
Startup Basics

Simple Steps to Creating a Business That Works

Follow the advice of this business expert, and you'll soon find yourself on the road to success.
Startup Basics

5 Rules for Business Startups

Here are five simple tactics that will help you create a successful business that fills a need and fills your pockets.
Business Ideas

Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

Interested in starting one of the fastest-growing homebased businesses around? These existing business owners' advice can help you get started.
Startup Basics

Selecting an Advisory Board

6 tips for finding the best advisors for your business
Home Based Ideas

Sales Report

Once tainted by get-rich-quick schemes, the direct-sales industry is changing its image. See what experts and business owners have to say about going direct.
Business Ideas

By Special Request

Upscale concierge businesses give new meaning to the phrase "service with a smile."
Marketing Your Invention

All Fired Up

With the right marketing plan, your product will blaze trails across the globe.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Business as a Remodeling Contractor

Using your carpentry or construction skills to help people remodel their homes could just be the perfect homebased business for you.
Startup Basics

Paying Employees During the Startup Stage

When getting your company off the ground, there are ways to compensate workers that won't break the bank.
Evaluating Your Idea

Hit or Miss

Jumping on a hot trend at just the right time can be a great way to launch a business. But how can you tell if a trend has enough staying power to stake your startup on it?
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