Starting a Business

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?
Startup Basics

7 Habits for Business Success

Want to take your business to the top? Develop these habits and enjoy a smooth journey.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Secrets to Staying Focused in Your Home Office

Tips for minimizing distractions so you can stay on track
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Business as a Manufacturer's Rep

If you're a top seller and have years of experience under your belt, going independent as a manufacturer's representative may be your ticket to sales success.
Startup Basics

Should You Turn Your Hobby Into a Business?

5 questions to answer before you make the leap from hobbyist to full-time entrepreneur
Home Based Business

Close to Home

Are you trying to connect with other homebased business owners? You may not have to look too far.
Home Based Business

Homing Devices

Zeroing in on technology and furniture for your first home office won't cost a fortune with these budget-friendly ideas.
Product Development

Startup Capital for Investors

How to raise the cash you need to boost your product off the ground
Business Ideas

Go With the Low

Hear everyone talking about the low-carb revolution, but think it's too late to get in the game? Don't worry--there's still plenty of opportunity to profit from America's newest obsession.
Business Ideas

Starting a Homebased Food Business on a Sweet Note

Make sure to follow state regulations when selling
Marketing Your Invention

Make Your Mark

Want to break into a market overrun with competitors? No matter how crowded the field, you can still come out in front.
Naming Your Business

Your Name Here

Create the perfect name for your company with these six steps.
Home Based Business

Hiring a Virtual Assistant

How to get help when you don't want employees in your home office
Home Based Ideas

Let's Get Busy

Start cookin' with the hottest homebased businesses in town.
Home Based Business

Take It Outside!

...or to your living room, your kitchen, or wherever you need to be. A wireless network not only boosts productivity, but also makes life as a homebased entrepreneur a whole lot easier.
Home Based Business

Do You Have What It Takes to Work From Home?

Consider these five key questions before you take the plunge.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Supporting Roles

Use a business support service to help your growing business out during busy times.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Business as a Interior Designer or Decorator

Got a flair with furniture and a knack for cool color combinations? You might want to think about putting your design talents to work.
Product Development

Put It to the Test

Want to see if your product will be a hit? A trial run on eBay can shed some light on the subject.
Business Ideas

Have I Chosen a Stable Business?

No worries-medical billing is still a viable business.
Product Development

Sky's the Limit

Think your product has limited appeal? It may have more potential than you know.
Business Ideas

Puttin' on the Glitz

Dreaming of starting a glamorous business? Take a behind-the-scenes look at what it's really like to be a fashion designer, a restaurateur and more.
Protecting Your Idea

The Name Game

Want to expand your trademark globally? Watch your step—or you'll be putting your name on the line.
Startup Basics

Buy--Don't Start--Your Own Business

Why not take a common sense approach to entrepreneurship, and consider the option of buying an already established business?
Home Based Ideas

Finding the Best Homebased Business for You

There are no guarantees when it comes to starting a business, but these ideas could lead you to success.
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