Starting a Business

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.
Evaluating Your Idea

In Your Place

How to tell if your start-up idea is based on a niche, a trend or just a fad that will fizzle
Startup Basics

Friends in Need

Now you can find start-up support without ever leaving your computer.
Inventing

All Systems Go

Here's how to get sales of your new product off the ground, using the Internet as your launching pad.
Self-Assessment

Do It Yourself

You may have to wear many hats as a homebased entrepreneur, but they don't have to weigh you down.
Home Based Business

Plan of Attack

Is a business plan really necessary for a homebased business?
Starting a Business

Late Bloomer

If you're just now realizing you're an entrepreneur at heart, not to worry. Here's why starting a business after 40 could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Your Business Plan

Startup Success Tips From a Business Plan Winner

By tirelessly adjusting to market conditions and seeking peer feedback, Boston startup Way Systems Inc. avoided some of the hazards that can plague early-stage tech companies.
Finding Ideas

Roamin' Holiday

Let a vacation put you on the road to a great start-up idea.
Protecting Your Idea

Send in the Clones

Will competitors' knockoffs destroy your products' edge? Not if you don't let them.
Business Ideas

Let the Bidding Begin

An eBay business could be your entry to the online marketplace. Find out how to get started today.
Business Ideas

5 Start-Up Ideas to Get You Going

You want ideas? We have ideas. And we hope you find the one that gets you sprinting toward start-up.
Home Based Basics

Keeping Packages Safe When No One's Home

There are a number of smart solutions available to homebased business owners who want to be sure their packages are there when they get home.
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Getting Financing From Friends and Family

How to approach this common financing strategy in your quest for capital
Business Ideas

Finding Your Niche on eBay

Not sure what to sell on eBay? Learn how to research your ideas and find product sources in this excerpt from How to Start a Business on eBay.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Handling Houseguests in Your Home Office

Set some basic rules for your guests and yourself, and your out-of-town visitors will enjoy their visit, while you still get your work done.
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