Starting a Business

Evaluating Your Idea

Don't Let Competition Stop You

You have what seems to be a great idea--but it's been done. Here's how to proceed with your idea anyway.
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Lean On Me

Are you supporting your e-commerce with good customer service?
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Looking For An Even Trade?

A barter exchange may be just the answer, what you should know before joining
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Profit From Current Fads

Test your idea against these five tips to see if your invention will really sell.
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Travel Laundry Laments

Clean up on business trips without cleaning out your pocketbook.
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Getting Part-Time Workers To Put Out Full-Time Effort

Here are some ways to get part-time workers to give 100 percent.
Product Development

Run for the Border

Domestics too costly? Look into foreign manufacturing.
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Fast Forward Your Marketing Efforts

Read these tips to get your marketing efforts started today.

Winning in a Losing Town

Your friends smile politely when you tell them where you want to start a business. Your family thinks you're nuts. But you know you've got what it takes--and you're right.
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Moving Home

Tired of trekking to an office space to run your business? If your boots weren't made for walking, here's how to take that business home.
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Big Mistakes

The five biggest blunders you can make in your home-office setup and how to avoid them
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Preparing A Grand Opening

Make a spectacular debut on opening day.
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Find Your Niche Bank

Niche banks can offer your business focused, more personalized service.
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Why Customers Buy

Watching how your customers shop is as important as what they shop for.
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Understanding The Opposite Sex

Improve communications with the opposite sex by understanding what's really being said.
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Video Terms To Know

Five words to know before shopping for video-conferencing equipment.
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The Power Of Incentive Program

Want to jump start sales? Try an incentive program.
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Get Your Employees Trained

How to choose an employee trainer you can count on
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Starting a Family Business

Not sure where to start when creating your family business policy? Here are the basic essentials included in most.
Startup Financing

The Anatomy of a Financing Deal

First things first: There is no such thing as a typical deal.
Startup Basics

From Employee to Self-Employed

Make that final transition by making your business a full-time gig.
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Selling The Dream Part 2

Is your product satisfying your customers' dreams? Here are the last four criteria to test it against to see if it checks out.
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Selling The Dream Part 1

Is your product satisfying your customers' dreams? Here are three top criteria to test it against to see if it checks out.
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Putting On A Seminar

Done correctly, seminars can increase your company's visibility--and even ring up sales.
Naming Your Business

Protecting Your Business Name Online

Someone just registered a domain that's awfully similar to your business name. Are they cybersquatting?
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The Permission Marketing Proviso

The prevalence of permission marketing is rising--do you know how to play by the rules?
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