Starting a Business

Inventing

Play Your Cards Right

Presenting a case study in striking the best deals to launch your own great product on a limited budget
Naming Your Business

Choosing the Best Name for Your Business

Understand the elements of a great name before you commit to one.
Startup Basics

Cool Aid

Don't go the startup route alone. Help is right around the corner--and it's free.
Finding Ideas

What to Do? What to Do?

Is your brain reluctant to give up any good ideas for a business?
Location

Finding Your Niche in a Small Town

You don't have to look far to find a profitable niche in your small town.
Inventing

Seller's Market

Don't want to leave the selling of your product up to a licensee? Do it yourself on commission.
Startup Basics

Hire a Consultant to Do What You Can't

Whether you're undertaking a new marketing campaign or installing a computer network, a consultant may have the answers to your questions.
Inventing

Got a New Idea?

If the answer is "not really," don't worry; just buy the rights to someone else's invention and reap the profits. Now that's a bright idea.
Home Based Business

Striking a Balance Between Work and Home

Don't let go of your personal life just because you've started a business.
Choosing a Business Structure

Going It Alone

If you're flying solo, this form of business may be the best way to go.
Self-Assessment

Starting a Homebased Business Legally

Before you set up shop, make sure you've got all your legal bases covered.
Startup Basics

Start a Business.or Get a Job?

The decision rests with you, and only you. But there are definite perks to being your own boss.
Choosing a Business Structure

Creating a Fair--and Successful--Partnership

What's the best way to divvy up your company among partners? There's no easy answer.
Business Ideas

Explore Your Auctions

Once the domain of small sellers, eBay has become a valued resource for entrepreneurs.
Home Based Ideas

5 Businesses to Start This Weekend

Don't wait another minute--start a new business now with these part-time ideas.
Startup Basics

Why Business Owners Need Angels

Get in touch with an angel, says one entrepreneur—and we don't mean angel investor—and you might find the help you need in starting and growing your business.
Your Business Plan

Making Projections

How to put together numbers for your business plan
Evaluating Your Idea

Idea Overload

What to do when your entrepreneurial brain is working overtime
Protecting Your Idea

Trademarking Your Domain

Registering a domain doesn't mean you also own the trademark for that domain. You'd better do your legwork now if you want to protect what you've got.
Startup Basics

Have a Little Class

Small-business newbies can learn the ropes online.
Magazine

Stop Dreaming-Start Your New Business Now

Ready to get your head out of the clouds and make that business dream a reality? Find your inspiration, focus on the goal and take it one step at a time.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office

Furnish Your Office in Style

Maximize space and improve communication with the right systems furniture in your office.
Legal Basics For Startups

Legal Aspects of an E-Business

3 important things to consider before you start your e-business
Evaluating Your Idea

Testing Your Idea

Is it worth it to give up your full-time job for your business idea?
Distribution and Licensing

Can a Corporate Partner Help You Market Your Invention?

Finding a Fortune 2000 to help you manufacture, market and distribute your product isn't as hard as it sounds if you follow this advice.
How to Start a Medical Claims Processing Business
Home Based Ideas

How to Start a Medical Claims Processing Business

A doctor's attention should be on patients--not money matters. Help medical professionals focus on their core competencies with a medical billing service.
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