Starting a Business

Setting Up Your Office

Should You Move Out of Your Home Office?

If business is slow, it's not necessarily due to your location.
Startup Basics

Standing on a Giant's Shoulders

Reflecting on Jane Applegate, one of small business's leading advocates
Evaluating Your Idea

What's My Business Idea Worth?

By itself, not much. But if you have the ability to build a successful company around it, then you're in business.
Your Business Plan

Starting Your First Business

Wondering where to begin? Here's a step-by-step formula for success.
Home Based Business

The Reality of Working From Home

Ground rules don't always cut it when it comes to homebased business. Here's how to deal with the unexpected.
Setting Up Your Office

How Efficient Is Your Workspace?

Your office may look neat and uncluttered, but that doesn't mean it's organized. Here's how to know if you have a hidden problem.
Inventing

Look What I Found!

Make the most of the opportunities everybody else has overlooked.
Self-Assessment

Your Top Start-Up Questions Answered

You've got questions. We've got answers. What could be more divine?
Legal Basics For Startups

A Legal How-To for Startups

Little-known legal tips to help you start your business hassle-free
Legal Basics For Startups

Keeping It Legal

I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?
Location

Wyoming Lures New Business With Wide-Open Spaces

With no business or personal income tax, a pro-business legislature and plenty of other benefits, Wyoming's got what entrepreneurs need.
Protecting Your Idea

Patent Holders Given Edge in Battle Against Infringers

Supreme Court decision eases inventors' burden of proving someone else has violated their patent rights
Evaluating Your Idea

Tweaking Your Original Idea

Don't get so set on an idea that you fail to consider other ways to beef up your offerings.
Setting Up Your Office

Creating a More Productive Office

Organize your environment by removing the small irritants that hinder your achievement.
Inventing

Want Some of This?

A good product is nothing without a customer who wants to buy it.
Home Based Business

When Is It Time to Grow?

Taking your homebased business to the next level could mean abandoning that cozy home office for commercial office space. Are you prepared for the transition?
Startup Financing

Minority Loan and Grant Programs

The right program can ease the transition from pre-funding planner to full-fledged entrepreneur.
Protecting Your Idea

Answers to 3 Tough Copyright Questions

When designing your marketing materials, take care not to rip anyone off in the process.
Protecting Your Idea

The Risks of Sharing Your Idea

It's every entrepreneur's worst nightmare: Someone has stolen your idea. How can you really protect yourself?
Setting Up Your Office

Organize Your Organization Process

Before you get buried under piles of files, create a system to help you stay organized.
Legal Basics For Startups

Developing a Solid Relationship with Your Attorney

The second in a three-part series on dealing with the new professionals in your business life
Finding Ideas

Generation Next

Move over, Gen X. Today's teens have learned from their predecessors that entrepreneurship is the career path of choice.
Inventing

Inventing A to Z

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your big idea a marketable reality
Inventing

I Needed That

Looking for an innovative product customers will buy? Think of what you need in your work or hobby.
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Part-Time Child-Care Service

The market is there for this type of service--so here's how to find it.
Home Based Business

Finance Your Money Right

Understanding how bank financing works will save you time and money.
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