Starting a Business

Home Based Business

Are You Ready To Meet The Press?

What you should and should not do when talking to the media
Business Licenses and Permits
Startup Basics

Business Licenses and Permits

Compliance is key when starting a business. Find out which permits you need to obtain for your new venture.
Home Based Legal Startup

Business Zoning

Home is where the business is, and it's also where a lot of regulations are. Make sure you're actually allowed to have a business in your home before you start by investigating your zoning ordinances.
Home Based Business

Time-Saving Strategies That'll Have You on Top, Part 3

Wish you had more hours in the day? These tips may make you feel like you do.
Home Based Business

Time-Saving Strategies That'll Have You on Top, Part 2

Wish you had more hours in the day? These tips may make you feel like you do.
Home Based Legal Startup

File Your DBA

If your sole proprietorship or partnership is going by a name other than your own, make sure you file it with the state.
Choose Your Business Structure
Choosing a Business Structure

Choose Your Business Structure

Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC: Try them on for size to find out which legal structure will best suit your business.
Product Development

Creating the Ultimate Package Design

When it comes to boxing up your product, don't cut any corners.
Home Based Business

Time-Saving Strategies That'll Have You On Top, Part 1

Wish you had more hours in the day? These tips may make you feel like you do.
Home Based Business

Spreading The Word About Your Business

If no one knows about your business, you're not going to grow anywhere. Here's how to start getting the word out.
Home Based Business

Deducting Your Entertainment Costs

How much is it legal to deduct?
Choosing a Business Structure

Howdy, Partner

Don't buddy up without a partnership agreement.
Home Based Business

Disorganized Offices Can Create Safety Hazards

Five tips on how to clean up your act and turn a messy office into a safe haven.
Home Based Business

Should You Bribe Your Customers?

Don't think we're telling you to break the law--here's the legal way to generate more business.
Home Based Business

Homebased Business Rules For Your Kids

What should you do when the rules get broken?
Home Based Business

The Power Of Coupons

Did you know these little pieces of paper could be one of your most powerful marketing tools?
Home Based Business

Taxable Income Vs. Loaned Money

Learn the difference so you know what you have to pay taxes on.
Home Based Business

Putting Your Marketing Plan On Paper

The only way to determine if you're following your plan is to get it in writing.
Money Basics

How to Price Your Product or Service

This three-step process will help you decide.
Your Business Plan

Many Happy Returns

How to make investors an offer they can't refuse
Home Based Business

Protect Yourself From Scams

Scams come in many forms, and those targeting small-business owners seem to be multiplying.
Plan Your Plan
Your Business Plan

Plan Your Plan

Before you put pen to paper, find out how to assess your business's goals and objectives.
Elements of a Business Plan
Your Business Plan

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.
Your Business Plan

Get Help With Your Plan

To help you write your business plan, we've compiled a list of the resources that will put you on the right track.
Your Business Plan

How To Build A Business Plan

Let us help you figure out just what a business plan is and why writing one is vital to the health of your business.
Home Based Business

Drawing The Line Between Home And Office, Part 2

Read how to make a mental separation and get down to business when your home is your office.
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