Starting a Business

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
Setting Up Your Office

Setting Up Your First Home Office

The essentials of leaving your corporate job and setting up your own home based business
Self-Assessment

Why Age Doesn't Matter

If you're a true entrepreneur, you'll make your idea work, no matter how young you are.
Marketing Your Invention

Finning the Flames

With a flash of creativity, you can swim circles around the competition.
Startup Basics

Top 3 Start-Up Mistakes to Avoid

Don't let fear of failure stop you in your tracks. Avoid these common pitfalls, and you'll be on your way to success.
How to Start a Cleaning Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Cleaning Business

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and appreciate the sense of a job well done, then a cleaning service might just be your perfect opportunity.
How to Start a Consulting Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Consulting Business

Everyone has an untapped reservoir of knowledge. Put yours to work for you as an independent consultant.
Startup Basics

With a Little Help From My Friends

A strong support system will see you through the start-up phase and beyond.
Home Based Business

Under Pressure

Will your marriage survive both of you working at home? Yes, if you work on your communication skills, too.
Marketing Your Invention

A Novel Dilemma

To reach potential customers with an avant-garde product, you'll need to have a few tricks up your sleeve.
Distribution and Licensing

Let's Make a Deal

Licensing your idea to a bigger company can mean fewer hassles--and a lot more money in your pocket.
Self-Assessment

Basic Training

Got what it takes to get through entrepreneurial "boot camp"? We'll give you some tips for toughing out your first year in business.
Self-Assessment

The Dark Side

Prepare yourself for being homebased by understanding the downside.
Home Based Business

The Search Is On

Entrepreneurs and experts all agree: If you're willing to hunt around, you can score financing to get your homebased business off the ground.
Home Based Legal Startup

Bad Zoning Laws? Get 'Em Changed!

If your city is giving you trouble, print out this article and bring it to a council meeting to prove the worth of homebased business.
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