Starting a Business

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.
Home Based Legal Startup

Choosing the Right Business Structure

Before you decide, consider your options and take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
Startup Basics

What's Stopping You From Startup?

It's not just fear that's making you second-guess your start-up dreams. Here are 5 other common reasons you might be stalling--and what you can do about them.
Location

Finding That Perfect City

Deciding on a city for your business's location isn't easy. Here are some pointers to help with your decision.
Startup Basics

Start-Up FAQs

Tax deductions, pricing, scoping out your competition and more answers to some of your common questions
Startup Basics

Guiding Light

Feeling a little lost at the helm of your business? Don't worry: A peer group can help you find your way out of the darkness.
Distribution and Licensing

Hand in Hand

If you negotiate well, joining forces with a big firm can be the smart way to get your new product to market.
Marketing Your Invention

Less Is More

Believe it or not, setting your sights a little lower could be the key to marketing your new product.
Business Ideas

How to Start a Kiosk Business

What you need to know about setting up shop in a kiosk or cart
Home Based Legal Startup

Using the Web to Get Legal Information

5 online resources to help you with some of your common legal needs
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