Starting a Business

Home Based Business

Support Systems

How to launch your own support group
Your Business Plan

Presenting Persuasive Financials

Your pro forma is what gets investors interested. Make sure you do it right.
Your Business Plan

Creating a Business Plan That's You

Your business plan is your business plan--so make sure it doesn't read like a template.
Startup Basics

Wealthy Returns

Get-rich-quick seminars promise the American dream, but do they really deliver? Our writer went undercover to find out.
Your Business Plan

Does It Pay to Hire a Business Plan Consultant?

Hiring a consultant shouldn't take the place of your own understanding of your business plan.
Business Ideas

Great Escape

All wound up about what kind of business to start? Then take a hint from the millions of Americans looking to break away from the daily grind--head to a day spa.
Startup Basics

Growing Up

Want to start an artistic business? A creative incubator could be just what you need to come out of your shell.
Inventing

Waking Up a Tired Idea

How you can revolutionize a stagnant product on a limited budget and still win over your target market
Startup Basics

Attract Investors by Sharing the Risk

Investors will be more willing to finance your business if you're also putting money into the venture.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Hiring Your First Employee

How and when to make that first hire for your homebased business.
Startup Basics

Formulating a Strategy Before Starting Your Business

Thinking through the different components of your strategy will help you react quickly when your business hits a rough spot.
Startup Basics

Why You Need a Mentor

Don't be intimidated to ask for help. There are many successful entrepreneurs happy to show you the ropes.
Startup Basics

40 Government Sites You Can't Live Without

Whether it's a loan, a contract or regulatory information you seek, these sites are just what you need to get acquainted with what the government can do to help you start or grow your business.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Bookkeeping Business

If you're detail-oriented, a lover of numbers, and honest to a fault, a bookkeeping business might be the perfect match for you.
Home Based Business

Can Your Home Office Lower Your Tax Bill?

If you meet the right conditions, you can take advantage of the home-office business deduction.
Startup Basics

How to Find the Perfect Business Partner

If you've got the idea, where do you find the person with the know-how?
Startup Basics

Choose the Right Biz

Want to launch your own startup? These guidelines will ensure you're pursuing the right opportunity.
Business Ideas

Salvage Operation

Think there's no money to be made from refuse? With a little ingenuity, you may be surprised.
Protecting Your Idea

Spilling the Beans?

Learn how to reveal just enough about your business idea to get the help you need.
Marketing Your Invention

The Big Picture

The right licensing agreement can be the missing piece of the big-business puzzle.
How to Write Your Mission Statement
Starting a Business

How to Write Your Mission Statement

Summing up your business's mission helps you focus on the steps you need to take to succeed. Here's how to create a mission statement that's uniquely yours.
Your Business Plan

Smart Tips for Writing Your Business Plan

8 ideas for creating a plan that'll help you successfully reach your business goals
Startup Financing

Getting Funding for Your Growing Business

Use these steps to determine if now is a good time to get financing.
Startup Basics

How Can You Become a Young Millionaire?

Find out from author and young entrepreneur Jennifer Kushell, who explains how to get everything you want without waiting a lifetime.
Home Based Business

Setting Up a Retainer Payment System

If you have clients who use your services on a regular basis, find out more about the benefits of having them pay by retainer.
Startup Basics

Can You Handle the Stress of Running a Business?

Feeling pressured is natural, but it may be a deal-breaker for some would-be entrepreneurs.
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