Starting a Business

Startup Basics

Learning From the Best

Why mentors rock-and how they can help you grow your business
Evaluating Your Idea

Pricing Your Product

It takes some calculation to determine the right price for your product or service.
Startup Basics

Standing on a Giant's Shoulders

Reflecting on Jane Applegate, one of small business's leading advocates
Setting Up Your Office

Should You Move Out of Your Home Office?

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

Look What I Found!

Make the most of the opportunities everybody else has overlooked.
Legal Basics For Startups

Keeping It Legal

I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?
Legal Basics For Startups

A Legal How-To for Startups

Little-known legal tips to help you start your business hassle-free
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.
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.
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.
Self-Assessment

Your Top Start-Up Questions Answered

You've got questions. We've got answers. What could be more divine?
Your Business Plan

Starting Your First Business

Wondering where to begin? Here's a step-by-step formula for success.
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.
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.
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
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?
Protecting Your Idea

Answers to 3 Tough Copyright Questions

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

The Risks of Sharing Your Idea

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

Organize Your Organization Process

Before you get buried under piles of files, create a system to help you stay organized.
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.
Finding Ideas

Generation Next

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