Starting a Business

Protecting Your Idea

The Name Game

Want to expand your trademark globally? Watch your step—or you'll be putting your name on the line.
Product Development

Put It to the Test

Want to see if your product will be a hit? A trial run on eBay can shed some light on the subject.
Business Ideas

Have I Chosen a Stable Business?

No worries-medical billing is still a viable business.
Product Development

Sky's the Limit

Think your product has limited appeal? It may have more potential than you know.
Business Ideas

Puttin' on the Glitz

Dreaming of starting a glamorous business? Take a behind-the-scenes look at what it's really like to be a fashion designer, a restaurateur and more.
Startup Basics

Buy--Don't Start--Your Own Business

Why not take a common sense approach to entrepreneurship, and consider the option of buying an already established business?
Home Based Ideas

Finding the Best Homebased Business for You

There are no guarantees when it comes to starting a business, but these ideas could lead you to success.
Startup Basics

Mentor Notes

Finding a great mentor is crucial, but it takes a lot of legwork. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Product Development

The Cost Is Clear

Or is it? Keep manufacturing costs in check so you can compete with the big names.
Startup Basics

Procurement Help From the SBA

The 8(a) program helps small businesses compete for government contracts. Are you eligible?
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Business as a Financial Advisor

77 million baby boomers need financial advice to be ready for retirement. Are you prepared to provide it?
Home Based Business

Stay at Home--and Have an Office

When your business outgrows your home base, there are some affordable, flexible solutions available.
Startup Basics

Should I Start a New Business in the New Year?

You've made the resolution to become an entrepreneur. Here's some advice on making your move.
Startup Basics

What Not to Do

A seasoned entrepreneur reveals the 17 most common mistakes startups make and how to avoid them -- plus, the 5 things you must do to ensure success.
Inventing

Keep It Simple

You don't need a mammoth staff or an elaborate office to make millions from your invention.
Inventing

A Fair to Remember

Exhibiting at a trade show or fair can make your new product unforgettable-if you do it right.
Home Based Business

School Rules

Teaching a class can be a great way to get your business name out there for less-if you've got the right approach.
Home Based Business

Back to Basics

Ready to outfit your home office with the tech essentials? Here's what you need.
Home Based Ideas

Starting an Eldercare Business

A growing population of older individuals combined with your skills as a caregiver could mean a new business opportunity for you.
Startup Basics

How Do I Start a Business?

You know you want to be an entrepreneur-now find out what it takes to really get going.
Home Based Legal Startup

Is Your Home Zoned for Business?

How to research, comply with and change local zoning laws in your homebased business's favor
Home Based Basics

Elbow Room

Maximize your home-office space.
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

Starting a Business With Your Spouse

5 things to consider before making your business a family affair
Home Based Ideas

Starting a Desktop Publishing Business

Combining your design and writing skills, this business is the perfect blend for people with an eye for the artistic and an ear for the written word.
Home Based Business

His and Hers

Can a couple run two businesses out of one home?
Startup Basics

Book Smarts Vs. Street Smarts

To succeed in business, which is more valuable?
Ads by Google

'Trep Talk

Ask Entrepreneur

Have a Burning Business Question

Have a Burning Business Question?

Find answers. Discover how to. Ask an expert.
Ask Your Question
Most Shared Stories

Connect with Entrepreneur

From the Entrepreneur Bookstore

Write Your Business Plan
Write Your Business Plan
By The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
More Info
Ads by Google