Starting a Business

Startup Basics

Dealing With Startup Change

Even a solid business plan can't stop the inevitable. How will you deal?
Business Ideas

Be an Exclusive Distributor

Becoming the exclusive U.S. distributor of a foreign product can be a great way to secure startup success.
Startup Basics

The 11 Pitfalls of Starting a Business

The road to startup doesn't have to be rocky: Being aware of these all-too-common mistakes can help you avoid them.
Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing the Right Business Structure

LLC or S corporation? We'll help you figure out the differences.
Location

Moving to a New City

Is it time for you to uproot and move your business to another city? Take these issues under consideration.
Startup Financing

Closing a Startup Financing Deal

Smart advice from a money pro on just how to get that deal done--and your money in the bank.
Money Basics

Setting Competitive and Profitable Prices

Answer these five questions, and setting the right price will be easier than you think.
Finding Customers

Taking Customers With You When You Start a Business

If you've decided to break off on your own and launch a business that's competition to your former employer, heed these words of wisdom from a business law expert.
Your Business Plan

The Plan for a Consulting Business

Even if you're already an expert in your field, a business plan can help keep you on track.
Startup Basics

Get Your Business Off the Starting Block

Here are 10 ways to get your startup in shape and off to a great start in the race for entrepreneurial success.
Product Development

Warehousing and Fulfillment Solutions

Ship-shape strategies for supplying the goods to your customers
Success Stories

Risking It All to Tell a Story

This filmmaker's bold documentaries don't shy away from big issues.
Mompreneur

Famous Mompreneurs Speak Out!

Get insider tips from three successful mompreneurs on launching and growing your own business.
Startup Basics

Do You Need Help With Your Startup's Finances?

How to choose a financial advisor
Startup Basics

Small-Business Myths Busted

The truth as you know it about starting a business may really be a lie. Let us help you sort the myths from the realities.
Inventing

Business Booby Traps

Are you just starting to sell your new product? Don't get caught making these new-business blunders.
Your Business Plan

Planning for a Restaurant

Get a business plan in place before you open a restaurant.
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Wanna Be a Mompreneur?

More and more moms are starting their own successful businesses. Find out if you have what it takes to join their ranks.
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At Home With a Home Remedies Biz

A home contracting problem led these entrepreneurs to launch a part-time business that now brings in a full-time income.
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Yin and Yang

The secrets behind achieving a balance between work and home
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Finding a Balance

You want to start a business, but you're not sure how to do it while raising a family. We'll help you juggle both responsibilities.
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Keep Your Head

How to keep your homebased business running strong in the middle of a personal crisis
Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks
Startup Financing

Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks

If your credit score is holding you back from landing startup capital, you'll appreciate these tips for finding the funding you need.
Your Business Plan

Executive Summary

This is the place for you to share your business goals. Make it short and sweet to quickly draw in your business plan's readers.
Your Business Plan

Business Description

Let readers of your business plan know exactly what type of business you're in.
Your Business Plan

Market Strategies

This section of your business plan is where your hard market research work will pay off.
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