Starting a Business

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.
Your Business Plan

Week 5: Write Your 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.
Startup Financing

What Women Want

Where's the money for women-owned businesses?
Leasing Retail or Office Space for Your Startup

Space Race

Is your start-up set to rocket into an office of its own?
Home Based Business

Chart Smart

Charts may make good copy, but does your ad tempt prospects to read them?
Business Ideas

Big Biz on Campus

Go back to school with a business serving the college crowd.
Location

Sharing Office Space

Having an office mate can help your business--just make sure you choose wisely.
Home Based Business

Drawing The Line Between Home And Office, Part 1

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

Work at Home and Have an Office

If you love the homebased business lifestyle but you need more space for your operations, moving out isn't your only option.
Choosing a Business Structure

Incorporating Your Business

First things first: Know where you're doing business.
Startup Basics

Shoestring Start-Ups

You don't need big money to launch a homebased business.
How to Start an Event Planning Service
Home Based Ideas

How to Start an Event Planning Service

Put your party experience to good use by planning, designing and throwing events for private and corporate clients.
How to Start a Gift Basket Service
Home Based Ideas

How to Start a Gift Basket Service

You've been complimented on your crafty and unique gifts for years. Turn your talent into a hot new business with a gift basket service.
How to Start a Freight Brokerage Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Freight Brokerage Business

Get your entrepreneurial destiny really moving by becoming a broker--matching shippers and transportation servicess--for the freight industry.
How to Be a Personal Concierge
Startup Kits

How to Be a Personal Concierge

Make every client feel like the most important person in the world with a personal concierge service.
How to Start a Clothing Store
Startup Kits

How to Start a Clothing Store

Are you fashion forward? Do you love working with the public? Then it might just be time for you to marry your fashion sense and your business sense with a retail clothing business.
How to Start a Staffing Services Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Staffing Services Business

If there's one thing that can give any business owner a headache, it's staffing. Soothe your clients' pain by finding and placing the best employees for their needs.
Product Development

Selling Your Idea

Don't go into an investor presentation unprepared.
Your Business Plan

Business Plan Tips

How much technical information should you include?
Your Business Plan

Creating Knock-Out Business Proposals

Taking the time to tailor your proposal makes all the difference in the eyes of a client.
Finding Ideas

Pounce On Inspiration

And turn your hobby into a business.
Inventing

Zzzzzz . . .

Worried your product will be a bore to consumers who think they've seen it all before? A good marketing strategy will let you rest easy.
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