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Starting a Business

Don't Stay in the Dark!

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

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

Finding Your Niche

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

Deadly Sins

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

Dream Weaver

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

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

5 Hot Homebased Businesses

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

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

Secrets to Mail Order Success

Mail order isn't the shoo-in start-up it was years ago, but it's possible to thrive-if you specialize.
July 1, 2001 in Business Ideas

Money Order

Venture capital is within reach, but you have to work for it. Follow these steps to that deal-closing handshake.

Home Fires Burning

Spark nationwide success for your product with some sales fuel from your local neighborhood stores.
July 1, 2001 in Inventing

"Oh, Yeah? Prove It!"

Bringing both sides of the patent issue together to find the truth about prior art
July 1, 2001 in Protecting Your Idea

Are You High-Maintenance?

What you do in your personal time is your business, but that's no way to run your company.
July 1, 2001 in Starting a Business

Learn by Pitching

Business plan competitions and venture forums might be nerve-racking, but they can also get you the cash you need.
July 1, 2001 in Startup Financing

Where Do You Stand?

Some say the new administration isn't exactly oozing with support for new start-ups; some say help is on the way. So what's the truth?
July 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Offer A Trial Or Sample

Letting people try your product or service may lead to big sales.
June 28, 2001 in Home Based Business
How to Start an Import/Export Business

How to Start an Import/Export Business

From importing exotic fashions to exporting light fixtures, the international trade business will take you all over the world and into all product niches.
June 28, 2001 in Startup Kits

The Ins And Outs Of Employee Leasing

If you're trying to decide whether to hire an employee leasing company, check out this expert advice first.
June 27, 2001 in Home Based Business

Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

If you're ready to reach for the stars, here's how.
June 26, 2001 in Home Based Business

Expanding Your E-Commerce Site Through Registration

Once you've got your e-commerce site up and running, what's next?
June 22, 2001 in Home Based Business

Pricing Perils

Should you lower your prices to attract new business?
June 22, 2001 in Home Based Business

Smart E-Mail Marketing Gets Personal

Keep these four tips in mind when creating a successful e-mail marketing campaign.
June 21, 2001 in Home Based Business
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