Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Is Franchising for You?

Consider these questions before you jump in.
Startup Basics

Better to Launch Online?

While online stores appear to have the low-cost advantage over brick-and-mortar locations, looks can be deceiving.
Starting a Business

10 Businesses Based on a Bad Economy

If you want to weather the storm, keep these industries in mind.
Starting a Business

Best Startup Markets for 2009

If you're looking to capitalize on the next big thing, it's all about knowing where to look and how to treat your customers. Here are 4 booming markets to keep an eye on this year.
Going Green

Stimulus Package Has Green for Clean Energy

Massive bill earmarks $80 billion for renewables. Small biz to play major role.
Starting a Business

Mixed Signals: The State of Black Entrepreneurship

The gap in businesses ownership rates between whites and blacks is widely regarded as evidence of inequality. How bad is it really, and what can be done?
Success Stories

Recession Delivers Timely Wake-up Calls

The financial crisis shook these 3 entrepreneurs out of complacency. Their renewed focus has delivered dividends.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Franchise Biz Plan: A Remedy for Failure

Each plan needs 5 sections, and franchisors make it easy to fill them out by providing all the info you need. So avoid potential pitfalls. Have a plan.
The Basics of Business Structure
Choosing a Business Structure

The Basics of Business Structure

Sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and corporations--learn the differences and which one fits your company best.
Startup Basics

In Failure, 6 Valuable Lessons

Over the course of one year, Craig Reiss went from thinking about a $1 billion valuation to closing his doors for good. He offers his story to save others the emotional devastation.
Business Ideas

Crafting: A Silver Lining in a Tough Economy

Looking for an outlet for your creativity? Crafting is bucking the economic meltdown. Here are the latest crafting trends you should know about.
Franchises

Dunkin' Donuts: A Recession-Resistant Franchise

Bad economy or not, consumers still want their morning coffee and donuts, which is good news for this franchise.
Home Based Basics

Grow Without Growing Pains

From outsourcing to renting conference space as needed, create a big-biz feel for your small biz.
Inventing

New Regulations Impact Toy Makers

Congress is cracking down after the China toy recall. Here's what you need to know about the latest regulatory standards.
Your Business Plan

6 Components of a Bootstrap Business Plan

A business plan for a self-funded startup can be stripped down, but that makes it no less important.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Save on Your Franchise Startup

When starting your franchise, there are times when you should pay for convenience and efficiency, and times when you shouldn't.
Startup Financing

Where Ideas Meet Investors

Entrepreneurs and major investors meet face to face at the Venture Capital Showcase.
Business Ideas

Top 10 Reasons to Start a Business in a Recession

More publicity. Less competition. Talent waiting to be scooped up. Here's why starting in a recessed economy may give your business a better shot.
Business Ideas

Start Your Own Mail Order Business

6 tips to understanding the industry and clientele.
Business Ideas

What to Sell for Your Mail Order Business

Consider these things when picking out the products to mail to customers.
Success Stories

GolfTEC Drives Franchisees' Success

With quality training, marketing support and management technology, this golf franchise provides a proper follow through.
Starting a Business

RVCA: A Brand Like No Other

Learn how surf/skate label RVCA scores big by crafting a brand based on lifestyle.
Success Stories

Build a Billion From the Ground Up

Learn how you can become a billionaire from the man who did it from scratch.
Success Stories

Brown is the New Green

Spencer Brown's already proven he can sell his environmental products to consumers. Now he's taking the philosophy behind them to Capitol Hill.
Apps & Software

Entrepreneurs Remix the iPhone App

The device's musical interface capabilities are creating a world of pocket producers.
Startup Financing

How to Raise Your First Round of Financing

Asheesh Advani offers three tips for raising cash with a second round in mind.
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