Starting a 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
Home Based Basics

Best Off-Site Meeting Locations

Don't invite clients into your home-instead, try these alternatives the next time you have an important get-together.
Startup Basics

How to Market Anything

These tips and tricks will help you become a marketing all-star.
Startup Basics

Low-Cost Startup Secrets

Overwhelmed with monetary stress over launching your business? Here are some cheap--and free--ways to get the job done.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Tutoring Service

Put your skills and talents to work by teaching others how to do what you're best at.
Do You Need Excellent Credit to Start a Business?
Startup Financing

Do You Need Excellent Credit to Start a Business?

Not necessarily-but you'll need to know where to look for funding.
Startup Basics

Getting Into the Game

These three tactics can help you decide what type of business would work best for you.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Business as a Security Specialist

This growing field may be a safe choice to launch a new business--if you've got the experience to back it up.
Startup Basics

Be a Negative Optimist

Find out how to constructively use negative thinking to make better decisions and achieve greater business success.
Startup Basics

Trust Your Intuition

If you're seeking business success, start by paying attention to what your gut is telling you.
Startup Basics

Simple Steps to Creating a Business That Works

Follow the advice of this business expert, and you'll soon find yourself on the road to success.
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