Starting a Business

Home Based Business

Don't Let Hectic Holidays Slow Down Productivity

Make sure your employees stay on track during the busy months ahead.
Home Based Business

Protecting Your Idea With A Patent Isn't Cheap, Part 4

What do you do when patent costs don't fit your budget?
Home Based Business

Protecting Your Idea With A Patent Isn't Cheap, Part 3

What do you do when patent costs don't fit your budget?
Home Based Business

Protecting Your Idea With A Patent Isn't Cheap, Part 2

Should you do it yourself or get a professional to file your patent?
Home Based Business

Protecting Your Idea With a Patent Isn't Cheap, Part 1

Understanding the different types of patents is the first step in protecting your idea.
Your Business Plan

Nonprofit vs. Traditional Business Plans

If you're changing the structure of your company, then your business plan should change, too.
Home Based Business

E-Commerce: Timely Fulfillment Is Hot Topic With Online Holiday Shopping

Online retailers increase their fleets to meet delivery demands.
Home Based Business

Getting The Candidate Hired

You've found the perfect person for the job-now how do you get them to accept the position?
Home Based Business

Say Goodbye To The Rules

If the standard rules of doing business aren't working for you, write your own.
Home Based Business

Finding Funding, Part 4

Tips for writing a financing-friendly business plan
Home Based Business

Finding Funding, Part 3

Tips for writing a financing-friendly business plan
Home Based Business

Finding Funding, Part 2

Tips for writing a financing-friendly business plan
Distribution and Licensing

Singular Sensation

It's your best product. Actually, it's your only product. But you can still get big retailers to take notice.
Business Ideas

Everybody's Little Helper

You don't have to make things to make money. Just help people get things done and rake in the bucks!
Startup Basics

Joining a Support Group, Part II

What can you learn from a group of young entrepreneurs with little more experience than you? In a word, plenty.
Home Based Business

Finding Funding, Part 1

Tips for writing a financing-friendly business plan
Marketing Your Invention

Your Invention Is Complete. Now What?

Create a business to distribute and market your invention, that's what.
Business Ideas

Starting a Home Inspection Business

Get trained, get going and get a piece of a multimillion-dollar industry.
Inventing

Infantile Inventions

No, no, it's not a bad thing! The baby-products market is the perfect place for brand-new inventors to take their first steps.
Bank and Other Loans

Lilliputian Loans

When it comes to financing, bigger isn't always better. Have you tried an SBA microloan on for size?
Your Business Plan

Asking Friends and Family for Financing

Heed our warnings before you play this dangerous game.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office

Why Buy Refurbished Equipment?

Use your money smartly by spending less with refurbished equipment.
Startup Basics

Call In the Pros

Step one in starting a business: Admit you don't know everything.
Startup Basics

Joining a Support Group, Part I

With a spiraling economy and, for some, rough waters ahead, Starve-Ups and organizations like it help young entrepreneurs muddle through and prosper.
Startup Basics

Finding a Business Mentor

Meeting someone who can show you the ropes may be the best thing you ever do for your business.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office

Protecting Your Business's Assets With a Safe

Every business is vulnerable to theft. Avoid the worst-case scenario by keeping your valuables locked away in a sturdy safe.
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