Starting a Business

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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.
Startup Basics

Proven Strategies for Increasing Profits

Improve your sales with these tips for creating a successful product or service.
Home Based Business

Protect Your Personal Information in a Disaster

Your home and its belongings aren't the only possessions you need to consider in disaster planning. Here's how to keep your financial and personal records safe as well.
6 Sources of Bootstrap Financing
Startup Financing

6 Sources of Bootstrap Financing

Whether you're just starting out or you've been in business for years, if you need cash, consider these bootstrapping ideas.
Your Business Plan

What Bankers Look For in a Plan

When applying for a small-business bank loan, it's important to know what your business plan needs to contain to give you an edge.
Home Based Business

To Your Health

Keep from packing on the pounds while working in a home office with these easy-to-follow tips.
Home Based Business

Dream a Little Dream

Find your perfect business by tapping into what you really want from life.
Home Based Business

Paper Chase

Is working from home as a medical transcriptionist still a profitable business? Our experts weigh in.
Your Business Plan

9 Ways to Use Your Business Plan

It's not just for financing--your business plan can help you spot future success or failure, attract suppliers and employees, and more.
Your Business Plan

Enlightening Extras for Business Plans

What exactly should you put in your business plan's appendices? Here are some ideas that'll enlighten your readers.
Protecting Your Idea

To Patent or Not to Patent?

Everything you need to know about protecting your invention
Your Business Plan

What Investors Look For in a Plan

From venture capitalists to angel investors, here's what your business plan needs to include to catch the eye of startup investors.
Startup Basics

An Essential Guide to Increasing Profits

The definitions and strategies used by successful entrepreneurs to gain control of their business's revenue
How to Buy a Business
Startup Basics

How to Buy a Business

Starting from scratch isn't the only way to get started. Buying an existing business can help you hit the ground running. Here's what you need to know to find a great deal.
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