Starting a Business

Low-Cost Business Ideas

Low-Cost Startup Ideas

Looking to start a business but don't have much money? Our low cost startup ideas will help you find a business to fit your budget.

Get Inked at Cartridge World

This system's best franchisees are tech-savvy, yet sociable.

Roni Deutch Tax Center

A franchise made good by making sure everyone knows its name.

How Play N Trade Fuels Franchisees

For an entrepreneur looking for no work and all play, it doesn't get much better than this.
Startup Basics

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

We compiled the best entrepreneurial resolutions for 2009.

Open2view: A Picture of Success

For real estate professionals and their clients, virtual tours are just a click away.

Snap-on Tools Hits the Nail on the Head

After 88 years, one company is still providing the tools that customers--and franchisees--need to succeed.
Starting a Business

I Cut Costs by $500 per Month

Learn how one business saved this amount each month by cutting back on non-essentials. Your business can use these methods to decrease expenses, too.

Anago Cleaning Systems

Meet a franchisor with a willingness to get his hands dirty.
Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation
Choosing a Business Structure

Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation

Doing some research on the front end can save you a load of money.

5 Ways to Kill a Great Marketing Plan

Are your marketing campaigns too creative? Here's what separates a marketing plan that works from one that doesn't.
Startup Basics

3 Weeks to Startup

Starting a business doesn't have to take months or years.
Success Stories

The Animoto Revolution

How this band of hipsters is taking photo sharing into the 21st century
Startup Basics

The Best Things in Life are Free

We show how you can start, run and grow your business for, you guessed it, free.
Management & Operations

Why I Finally Quit

One employee explains what drove him to resign.
Management & Operations

Recession Cost-Cutting No-Nos

Resist the temptation to make these bad business decisions during the downturn.
Success Stories

Leading the Green Charge

These businesses walk the walk in cities known for being environmentally conscious.
Your Business Plan

4 Big Fat Business Plan Lies

Get past these 4 myths and learn what a business plan is at its simplest.

2009: The Year of One-to-One Marketing

Great letters make for strong sales. Start the new year out right by building relationships one letter at a time.
Startup Basics

3 Weeks to Startup: Week 1

Starting a business doesn't have to take weeks or years.
Going Green

Sustainability Emerges as a Business Model

These two entrepreneurs have learned the cost savings and competitive advantages of going green. Learn how you can be a green entrepreneur in your industry.

Good Time to Get a Deal on a Franchise

In an effort to attract and assist franchisees, some systems are cutting franchise fees and other costs--sometimes by as much as two-thirds.
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Startup Basics

Tips for a More Productive Day

Feeling overwhelmed? Learn how to break down your goals into digestible, daily steps.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

10 Steps to Buying the Right Franchise

Franchising is a safe way to start your own business. Just make sure you pick one the makes sense for you.
Home Based Business

Home Based Business Reality Check

Questions to ask yourself before diving in.
Going Green

The World Awaits Your Green Business

Learn which industries the West Coast Green Conference recommends are ready for your green idea.
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