Starting a Business

Your Business Plan

Determining Your Competition

Sometimes it's not obvious who your competition is. Here's how to find out and present it in your business plan.
Leasing Retail or Office Space for Your Startup

Smart Tips for Lease Negotiations

Follow these 6 tips when negotiating your first commercial lease.
Distribution and Licensing

Taking License

It pays to do your homework before signing a licensing agreement.
Your Business Plan

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read today's selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand the components of your business plan.
Finding Ideas

Will It Pay?

Turning your hobby into a profitable business.
Business Ideas

5 Senior Businesses to Start

Seniors are the hottest demographic out there, and this market is only going to get bigger. Get in on this growth industry with these five hot businesses.
Your Business Plan

Why You Must Have a Business Plan

It's more than a tool for getting funding. Think of it as the road map to your business's future.
Business Ideas

9 Senior Businesses to Start

Seniors are the hottest demographic out there, and this market is only going to get bigger. Get in on this growth industry with these nine hot businesses.
Business Ideas

The Hottest Teen Business for 2005

Feeling young at heart? Up on your trends? Then you might be in a great position to open a teen-oriented business. Here are the hottest ideas for 2005.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

How to Get Free Employees for Your Business

Colleges, high schools and trade schools are great sources of eager-and free-workers for your business.
Startup Basics

Conducting a Break-Even Analysis

This tool will help you determine how profitable your product or service can be.
How to Find the Best Location
Location

How to Find the Best Location

A guide to scouting out a location for your food or retail business, sizing up demographics and getting the help you need
Business Ideas

13 Hot Businesses for 2005

From high-tech clothes to wine, eBay drop-off stores to tech security, the business ideas on our 2005 hot list run the gamut. But they have one thing in common: They're sizzling hot and just waiting for you to bring them to life.
Your Business Plan

Getting In on the University Business Plan Competition Circuit

Entering a business plan contest could be your ticket to success. We've got the scoop on 21 popular competitions nationwide--read on to find the right one for you.
Home Based Business

Finding Administrative Help

If your one-man show could use a little help, check out these five sources for clerical assistance that won't break the bank.
Startup Basics

Getting Startup Paperwork Together

A look at the federal, state and local permits and registrations you'll need to do business.
Distribution and Licensing

Breath of Fresh Air

How do you sell buyers on an invention that creates a new product category?
Product Development

Beyond the Big Idea

You've got a million-dollar idea; now all you need is a strategy to make it marketable. These inventors brought their ideas to life--and hit it big. Find out how they made it happen.
Startup Basics

4 Habits for Entrepreneurial Success

Learn what it takes to build the million-dollar business of your dreams.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Shipping Products From Home

If your homebased business involves shipping products to your customers, these tips will help you set up a system that works for you.
How to Value Your Startup
Startup Financing

How to Value Your Startup

These three steps will help you determine what your new business is worth.
Home Based Ideas

Clutter Busters

From closets to cabinets to garages, Americans' clutter is piling up like never before. Find out how you can clean up in this growing industry.
Product Development

Recipe for Success

Smart partnering can transform a lone inventor into a market force.
Business Ideas

Do Their Bidding

Auction help for eBay novices
Distribution and Licensing

Private Matters

Can't get big merchants to notice you? Private-label sales may be a good way to get your invention on store shelves.
Home Based Business

Price Check

Getting business information from competitors
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