Starting a Business

Websites

Hot New Market: Online Worlds

Should you take your business to the virtual world?
Startup Basics

7 Secrets to Success

Ever wish you had a cheat sheet for starting a great business? Icon Brian Tracy's 7 core principles are as close to it as you can get.
Choosing a Business Structure

Business Partnerships for Entrepreneurial Women

When it comes to establishing and maintaining an effective partnership, it helps to factor in success, failure and life.
Product Development

Reinventing the Inventor

Being a successful inventor doesn't stop at thinking up your big idea--you need to learn to be a smart businessperson, too.
Your Business Plan

The Problem With Unplanned Growth

One all-too-common business planning pitfall is not planning for quick growth. See how one company got into trouble, then got out again.
Business Ideas

Starting a Second Life Business

Find out what entrepreneurial opportunities the virtual world of Second Life has to offer.
Websites

Selling Computers and Accessories on eBay

If you're a tech junkie, computers and accessories could be the perfect eBay category for you.
Business Ideas

Choosing the Best Business Idea

Think you have a hot business idea? Put it to the test.
Pet Business Center

Pamper Pets by Selling Upscale Pet Products

Some pet owners will go to any length to make their pets happy, which creates a healthy market for your new business.
Business Ideas

Open a Pet Food Store

Whether you sell treats online or in a brick-and-mortar store
Business Ideas

Groomed for Success

Pamper pets by starting your own pet grooming business.
Business Ideas

Start a Dog Training Service

If you've got a knack for training dogs, obey your passion by starting a training business.
Business Ideas

Become a Pet-Sitter or Dog-Walker

If you love pets, this is the startup business idea for you.
Business Ideas

Pet-Waste Removal Service

If you can handle the stink of picking up after pups, then this part-time business might be for you.
Venture and Angel Investors

Can Women Raise Angel Funding?

Despite Impressive numbers from women entrepreneurs, many still struggle to attract equity capital for nontech ventures.
Your Business Plan

Putting Share Ownership in a Business Plan

Understanding the fundamentals of share ownership and the importance of including the details in your business plan.
Raising
Startup Financing

Raising "Patient Capital" for Your Business

How to attract funding from people who don't expect an immediate return
Inventing

4 Hot Inventing Trends

What's changed in the world of inventions? It's not just the technology--it's the inventors themselves.
Startup Financing

Alternatives to IPOs

IPOs have gotten tougher, but entrepreneurs have some alternatives up their sleeves.
Startup Basics

Starting a Nonprofit Business

If you have a passion for a cause, starting a nonprofit could be for you.
Business Ideas

Start a Green Business

Make money and be earth-friendly with a green products business.
Business Ideas

Make Alternative Energy Your Business

With unstable gas prices and increasing environmental awareness, an alternative energy business could put you on the road to success.
Business Ideas

Lasso Talent With a Staffing Service

This ever-hot industry shows no sign of cooling down. Here's how you can get started in the staffing services business.
Financing

How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit

You can't promise a return on investment, so what can you do to attract startup cash to your nonprofit? Fundraise.
Inventing

Demystifying Profit Margins and Markups

Wanna get your product on retailers' shelves? The key is knowing how to price your product.
Startup Financing

Choosing a Business Loan Type

When you're in the market for business financing, determining what kind of loan you can qualify for is the first step.
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