Starting a Business

Startup Basics

What to Do--and Not Do--as a Startup

These seven lessons will help keep you on track during the early stages of your business.
Venture and Angel Investors

Keys to Getting Your Company Funded

Keep these questions and tips in mind when raising money for your business.
Venture and Angel Investors

When Not to Take the Money

There are times where accepting funding just isn't the right move to make. Learn how to recognize and avoid this situation to save your business from making a big mistake.
Venture and Angel Investors

Why Is Debt a Bad Thing?

Learn the reasons why investors could hold some debt against you and what you can do to keep monies owed from hurting your business.
Your Business Plan

Business Plan Essentials

Learn about the elements that every successful business plan must contain.
Setting Up Your Office

Better Safe

Home alone? When you're working and living in the same place, you need to take home security seriously.
Setting Up Your Office

Say Bye-Bye to Work Pain

Follow these ergonomic tips to avoid work-related pain.
How to Forecast Revenue and Growth
Startup Basics

How to Forecast Revenue and Growth

When starting out, financial forecasts may seem overwhelming. We'll help you conquer the numbers with this easy-to-follow guide to forecasting revenues and expenses during startup.
Business Ideas

Choose Your Path

Ready to start a retail business? Don't get stuck at the fork in the road--we've mapped out 3 different retail paths so you can choose the one that's right for you.
Home Based Business

All That Glitters

Dreaming of starting your own jewelry business? Be prepared--it's more elbow grease than glitz and glamour.
Finding Ideas

Go Rural

It is possible to start a business in a small community.
Business Ideas

Inside Job

Turn a little style into a lot of profit by trying your hand at dorm room design.
Your Business Plan

Crafting a Simple Business Plan

Find out why a fully detailed, elaborate business plan may not be your best choice.
Your Business Plan

Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Steer clear of these 10 blunders when crafting your business plan.
Home Based Business

Dealing With the Unexpected

You thought you knew what working from home would be like--until you came face to face with problems you hadn't planned on. Here's what you can do to solve your homebased dilemmas.
Startup Basics

Is It the Right Time to Launch Your Business?

This successful entrepreneur points out five signs that will help you determine if it's now or never for your big business idea.
10 Insider Tips for Retail Success
Retail Center

10 Insider Tips for Retail Success

Learn some of the ins and outs of successfully running your own retail location from a tween clothing and accessories retailer.
Startup Basics

Is a Business Partnership Right for You?

Learn the basics behind partnering up to start a business before you join forces with an associate.
Inventing

Marketing Tips for Launching a New Product

Follow these seven steps to successfully introduce and market your latest product or service.
Startup Basics

Pricing New, Used and Collectible Goods for Sale

Before you start reselling the treasures you've amassed, learn how to price them correctly.
Location

How to Select a Shopping Center Location

Your plan for retail success requires a shopping center or mall location. So how do you find one--and how much will it cost? Read on to learn the ins and outs of these retail locations.
How to Make the Kitchen Table Pitch
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

How to Make the Kitchen Table Pitch

Follow these four tips if you're raising startup capital from family and friends.
Evaluating Your Idea

Skill Bill

Changing fields? Your industrial evolution still relies on your old skill sets.
Success Stories

Strike a Pose

Yoga improved these entrepreneurs' well-being. Now they're bringing it to the masses.
Startup Basics

Make a List, Check it Twice

Can you check off all the items on our list? If not, fine-tune your business skills with these insider tips from entrepreneurial guru Guy Kawasaki.
Inventing

It's in the Mail

How to land your product on the pages of a catalog
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