Starting a Business

Finding Customers

Young and in Charge

Young entrepreneurs can earn client trust and establish credibility.
Your Business Plan

Time to Quit?

It's not about starting over--it's about empowering yourself to keep going.
Management & Operations

Know Your Return on Innovation

Endless ideas and prototypes don't mean anything if they're sitting on shelves. Get your innovations out there, and then get tracking.
Startup Basics

How to Make a Powerful First Impression

Learn the art of presence and small talk from communications experts who swear you can do it even if you don't think you can.
Startup Basics

Look Good Online

The only way to control what people say about your company is to be part of the conversation.
Market Research

3 Ways to Kill a Deal in India

Sometimes cultural barriers can undo any multimillion dollar deal. Make sure the barrier isn't you.
Success Stories

Not Just a Pretty Face

Trace Ayala teamed up with his friend Justin Timberlake--yes, that one--to create a clothing line and a restaurant. But they learned celebrity would only take them so far.
Starting a Business

Find a Home for Your Business

The world is your playground. Use the Global Competitiveness Index to learn which country is easiest for your company to do business in.
Your Business Plan

Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

The experts aren't so sure--but entrepreneurs like the founders of Roaring lion energy drink say it's a must. here's how to know if writing a business plan is for you.
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Retail Center

Clothing Boutique Owner Starts Online

Girlie Designs founder Linda Antwi tells us how she started her clothing store online before going brick and mortar.
Business Ideas

Be Your Own Trend Spotter

Preparing for the future is easier if you know what's coming.
Success Stories

A Step Down That's a Step Up

No matter how high up you are on the corporate ladder, it's never too late to start your own business--even if you're heading into a different industry.
Success Stories

Happy Babies, Happy Planet

Bored while her baby slept, this mother created organic, cloth diapers.
Market Research

3 Ways to Kill a Deal in China

Why should you fight over the bill during a Chinese business dinner? Read on to find out.
Business Management

Survive the Small-to-Big Transition

No man's land is territory many growing businesses encounter--too small to be big, too big to be small. What you do when you're there could determine whether your business will succeed or fail.
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3 Sources of Franchise Financing

Know how to make sense of the current economy and its impact on franchise funding.
Women's Center

There's No Easy Path to Success

It takes hard work, long hours, outperforming your competition--and reinventing yourself every day.
Marketing Ideas

The Palin Industry

The vice presidential candidate sparks fashion trends.
Success Stories

Caring Entrepreneurs Become Local Angels

Recruiting locals and hiring from a youth work program have helped these businesses succeed in their mission and community.
Success Stories

Lessons Learned at 'Harvard for Losers'

The Delancey Street Foundation takes drug addicts, ex-convicts and the homeless, and trains them for the real world.
Your Business Plan

Get Back to Business Planning Fundamentals

In a recession, it's important to know what adjustments to make to your business plan. Here are three fundamentals to remember.
Starting a Business

What Have You Done Today to Feel Proud?

How one question can inspire mompreneurs to take a leap of faith away from baby steps and do something big each day.
Going Green

It Pays to Go Green in a Down Economy

Learn why even in this economy you can't afford not to implement green practices in your business.
Startup Basics

The Basics of Greening Your Business

Run a more eco-friendly company with these 5 easy and cost-effective tips.
Finding Customers

What Women Want

How to grab a powerful niche market with growing potential.
Starting a Business

Star Power

This entrepreneur is enlisting a little help from Hollywood to meet her double bottom line.
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