Starting a Business

Your Business Plan

Startup Success Tips From a Business Plan Winner

By tirelessly adjusting to market conditions and seeking peer feedback, Boston startup Way Systems Inc. avoided some of the hazards that can plague early-stage tech companies.
Finding Ideas

Roamin' Holiday

Let a vacation put you on the road to a great start-up idea.
Protecting Your Idea

Send in the Clones

Will competitors' knockoffs destroy your products' edge? Not if you don't let them.
Business Ideas

Let the Bidding Begin

An eBay business could be your entry to the online marketplace. Find out how to get started today.
Business Ideas

5 Start-Up Ideas to Get You Going

You want ideas? We have ideas. And we hope you find the one that gets you sprinting toward start-up.
Home Based Basics

Keeping Packages Safe When No One's Home

There are a number of smart solutions available to homebased business owners who want to be sure their packages are there when they get home.
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Getting Financing From Friends and Family

How to approach this common financing strategy in your quest for capital
Business Ideas

Finding Your Niche on eBay

Not sure what to sell on eBay? Learn how to research your ideas and find product sources in this excerpt from How to Start a Business on eBay.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Handling Houseguests in Your Home Office

Set some basic rules for your guests and yourself, and your out-of-town visitors will enjoy their visit, while you still get your work done.
Home Based Legal Startup

Choosing the Right Business Structure

Before you decide, consider your options and take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
Startup Basics

What's Stopping You From Startup?

It's not just fear that's making you second-guess your start-up dreams. Here are 5 other common reasons you might be stalling--and what you can do about them.
Location

Finding That Perfect City

Deciding on a city for your business's location isn't easy. Here are some pointers to help with your decision.
Startup Basics

Start-Up FAQs

Tax deductions, pricing, scoping out your competition and more answers to some of your common questions
Startup Basics

Guiding Light

Feeling a little lost at the helm of your business? Don't worry: A peer group can help you find your way out of the darkness.
Distribution and Licensing

Hand in Hand

If you negotiate well, joining forces with a big firm can be the smart way to get your new product to market.
Marketing Your Invention

Less Is More

Believe it or not, setting your sights a little lower could be the key to marketing your new product.
Business Ideas

How to Start a Kiosk Business

What you need to know about setting up shop in a kiosk or cart
Home Based Legal Startup

Using the Web to Get Legal Information

5 online resources to help you with some of your common legal needs
Setting Up Your Office

Setting Up Your First Home Office

The essentials of leaving your corporate job and setting up your own home based business
Self-Assessment

Why Age Doesn't Matter

If you're a true entrepreneur, you'll make your idea work, no matter how young you are.
Marketing Your Invention

Finning the Flames

With a flash of creativity, you can swim circles around the competition.
Startup Basics

Top 3 Start-Up Mistakes to Avoid

Don't let fear of failure stop you in your tracks. Avoid these common pitfalls, and you'll be on your way to success.
How to Start a Cleaning Service
Startup Kits

How to Start a Cleaning Service

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and appreciate the sense of a job well done, then a cleaning service might just be your perfect opportunity.
How to Start a Consulting Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Consulting Business

Everyone has an untapped reservoir of knowledge. Put yours to work for you as an independent consultant.
Startup Basics

With a Little Help From My Friends

A strong support system will see you through the start-up phase and beyond.
Home Based Business

Under Pressure

Will your marriage survive both of you working at home? Yes, if you work on your communication skills, too.
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