Starting a Business

Startup Basics

It's Who You Know

If you really know how to work your connections, a successful startup is less than 6 degrees away.
Distribution and Licensing

Put a Lid on It!

An infomercial for this inventor's snappy new food containers helped her seal the deal with a large retailer.
Location

Thriving In A Bad Location

Make your business succeed in a location where others have failed.
Home Based Business

Home Office Tips for Holiday Houseguests

Keep your home business running smoothly with these three tips for entertaining holiday guests.
Business Ideas

Hot Trends to Explore

Get fired up! Ignite your profits with our inside look at the hottest trends and best business ideas for 2006.
Success Stories

Stroller Strides

Creating a family-friendly fitness class won an entrepreneur the mothers' seal of approval.
Setting Up a Homebased Business Legally
Home Based Legal Startup

Setting Up a Homebased Business Legally

This checklist of legal steps and resources is a must-have for any new homebased business owner.
Your Business Plan

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

When it comes to creating a business plan that attracts investors, these tips will help you get it right the first time.
Startup Basics

10 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Business

If you're thinking about purchasing a business for sale, this legal expert tells you what you need to be wary of to protect your investment.
Startup Financing

How to Find Investors for Your Startup

Raise the money you need by proving to investors that you've done your homework and are willing to sacrifice.
Startup Basics

Seven Keys to Growing Your Business

Increase your sales with these 7 principles every successful business should follow.
Business Ideas

8 Perpetually Hot Businesses

We've got brand-new updates on 8 of our businesses from our 2005 hot list. And guess what? They're still sizzling.
Startup Financing

Creative Funding 101

Having an invention is worthless if you don't have the funds to produce it. Get your startup rolling with these money-raising ideas.
Success Stories

Monster Mash

Monster.com's founder moves on to his next big startup.
Starting a Business

Take the Lead

Find out what it takes to get ahead of the competition.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Financing With a Home Equity Line of Credit

The startup financing you need could be right at your doorstep.
Finding Ideas

Perfect Kit

Entice customers with all-in-one solutions that save time and money.
Product Development

Doctor's Orders

Getting the FDA to give your medical invention the thumbs up can be a challenge, so follow this prescription for approval.
Success Stories

Carry My Tune

This independent artist turns away investors and calls profits a "side effect"--he just wants to move your music.
Business Ideas

Get In on the Hot Senior Care Market

Senior businesses are one of the hottest markets around. We'll help you get started with the basics, plus provide 5 ideas to put into motion.
105 Service Businesses to Start Today
Business Ideas

105 Service Businesses to Start Today

Service with a smile--and a profit
Start a Service Business
Business Ideas

Start a Service Business

Everyone has skills, knowledge and experience--and anyone can turn those assets into a thriving business.
Creating a Product Prototype
Product Development

Creating a Product Prototype

From your mind's eye to the palm of your hand, learn what steps are needed to prototype your invention.
Success Stories

Bred in the Bone

Dogs get a burst of energy from these healthy treats.
Business Ideas

9 Pet Businesses to Start Today

Got a love for pooches? A hankering for kitties? Then these pet businesses will be right up your alley.
Startup Financing

How to Attract VC Investors

Take a sneak peek into the minds of some top VC investors to find out what they really look for in a "fundable" business.
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