Starting a Business

Your Business Plan

Existing Companies Need Planning, Too

Business plans aren't just for startups. Get on the fast track to growth with an annual strategic plan.
Business Ideas

What's for Dinner?

Somewhere between soccer practice and homework, entrepreneurs are helping families get dinner on the table with do-it-yourself meal preparation services.
Finding the Perfect Business Idea
Finding Ideas

Finding the Perfect Business Idea

You know you want to start a business. Now what? Try searching these sources for ideas.
Success Stories

Life Is What You Make It

An entrepreneur basks in his newfound freedom by building an ATM empire.
Success Stories

Right of Fashion

This style trailblazer brought her small-town boutique to the big city.
Success Stories

Up to the Challenge?

Are you ready to take the next big step? Meet 3 entrepreneurs who got the chance of a lifetime to push past their problems and make their businesses boom.
Finding Ideas

Flip the Switch

If starting a business is on your mind, but you're still waiting for that light-bulb moment, read on to find out how others got their million-dollar ideas--and how you can come up with one, too.
Home Based Business

Paying Yourself with Credit Cards

Should you use low-interest credit cards to fund your homebased startup? Our experts weigh in.
Startup Basics

Keep It Up!

Need some motivation? Someone to show you the ropes? A business coach can help you push your startup to its limits.
Startup Basics

The Best Research Tools for Entrepreneurs

Visit the library or hop online, and the information you need is right under your nose.
Business Ideas

Weekend Businesses for Domestic Gods and Goddesses

Do you love working around your house--cleaning, organizing, making improvements? Because if you can run a household, you can start these weekend businesses.
Product Development

The Inside Scoop on Manufacturing

Should you manufacture your invention overseas or is "Made in America" right for you? Our expert weighs the pros and cons.
How to Hire an Attorney
Legal Basics For Startups

How to Hire an Attorney

Hiring a good lawyer is crucial to any successful business. Here's everything you need to know about finding, interviewing and hiring the very best.
Finding Customers

Building Buzz in a New Market

Ready to grow your business? Follow this step-by-step approach to winning new customers.
Startup Basics

Get Financially Fit

Improve your business's health with this advice for managing your business's financial information.
Home Based Business

10 Quick Tips for Getting Organized

Don't let the new year get away from you before you have a chance to implement these office-organizing tips.
Naming Your Business

Protecting Your Business Name

Think you have a clever name for your business? Good! But you also need to make sure that name isn't being used by someone else--and that you protect it once you're sure it's yours to keep.
Your Business Plan

Determining a Plan for Setting Prices

Guarantee a smooth startup by building a pricing strategy into your business plan.
Choosing a Business Structure

Secretary of State and Commerce Websites

Ready to incorporation? Find the information you need at one of the following sites.
How to Research Your Business Idea
Evaluating Your Idea

How to Research Your Business Idea

Your brilliant idea may indeed be brilliant--or it may need some work. Here's how to find out whether you're ready for startup.
Startup Basics

Profit-Increasing Strategies

Five ways to increase your sales and grow your business
Home Based Business

Organizing Your Home Office

Make a resolution to get organized--and stay that way--the entire year with these four tips.
Home Based Business

Home Front

How to balance your home and your business under the same roof
Your Business Plan

Writing an Executive Summary

Confused about what an executive summary is--and how long it should be? Our business plan coach sets the record straight.
Distribution and Licensing

Licensing Your Invention vs. Going Into Business

Have an idea but not sure what to do with it? Our expert explains which money-making option is right for you.
Success Stories

Comfort and Style

All women know that many undergarments can be uncomfortable and unflattering. But this entrepreneur decided to do something about it.
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