Starting a Business

Business Ideas

With Wedding Bells, Novelty Sells

Finding and courting a creative niche business idea is destined for success in the $62.8 billion wedding industry.
Startup Basics

Thanks, Mom

5 simple lessons from the women who raised them helped these entrepreneurs succeed.
Leadership

The Scholarly 'Apprentice'

In an insightful Q&A, social entrepreneur and reality TV winner Randal Pinkett discusses time management, finding balance and giving back to communities.
Inventing

Putting Time Into Your Product

From inventor to overnight millionaire? Not exactly. Here's the long-term solution to developing a product effectively.
Mompreneur

Mom, Can You Find Time?

These tips on better concentration and work efficiency can bring mompreneurs much closer to the 4-hour work week.
Starting a Business

College: Perfect Start-Up Environment

College is one of the best times to start a business--just don't forget to have fun.
Branding

Credibility is King

In markets where every customer is an expert, authenticity is the key to success.
Business Ideas

Fascinated by Japan

If it's big in Japan, it could also hit big in the United States--and these entrepreneurs are betting on it.
Sales How-To Guides

5 Ways to Boost Profits

No matter how many sales you make, your business will struggle if you don't watch your margins.
Success Stories

Pump It Up

Rising gas prices can mean rising profits, if you play it smart.
Management & Operations

Making Every Day Earth Day

April 22 lasts 365 days a year for these eco-friendly businesses.
Success Stories

Blogosphere to Stratosphere

Savvy bloggers are turning mere concepts into the building blocks of a media empire.
Home Based Business

A Place for the Home Based

Shared work spaces give solo-preneurs offices to call their own.
Success Stories

Lots of Opportunities

ParkWhiz puts a new spin on an old industry.
Startup Basics

8 Tips for Increasing Your Average Sale

Getting a few more dollars out of each customer can put startups on a fast track to success.
Home Based Basics

Running a Company From Home

Setting clear boundaries and carving out time for your work is the key to being a well-balanced home based entrepreneur.
Success Stories

A Method to Their Madness

Rooting for the underdog? Read how these formerly small businesses rose to the top.
Your Business Plan

For Real Planning, Start With the Review Schedule

Stop letting all your management plans slip through your fingers with efficient meetings that track progress.
Success Stories

Pay Me, I'm Irish

St. Patrick's Day means a giant pot o' gold for some local Irish bars.
Mompreneur

The Guilty Mom Entrepreneur

There's no perfect way to balance business and family life, but there is a way to feel proud about your accomplishments every day.
8 Mother-Daughter Businesses
Women's Center

8 Mother-Daughter Businesses

Despite the occasional bumps, these mother-daughter teams cherish the time they get to spend together running successful businesses.
Success Stories

Turning Function Into Fashion

Two entrepreneurial moms are reinventing office chic--one beaded lanyard at a time.
How to Start a Home Design Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Home Design Business

Take your knack for interior design and remodeling to the next level by starting one of these five home design businesses.
Success Stories

Spread Your Wings Online

Flying Cart brings ease and efficiency to online retail stores.
Inventing

Starting From Scratch

Here's what you need to know before you launch your big-time food product.
Startup Basics

Spirit of the Entrepreneur

These 5 characteristics will take you far as you start your business.
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