Starting a Business

Business Ideas

Starting Up in a Hot Market

Think you have what it takes to start a business in a super-hot market?
Business Ideas

Innovate With Existing Products

Looking to innovate on a concept that already exists? Ordinary products get new life when they find the perfect blend of form and function.
Inventing

Tag Along to an Invention Trade Show

What can going to the nation's biggest invention trade show do for your product? We followed one business to find out.
Marketing Materials

8 Ways to Improve Your Visibility

Your business may be on a budget, but you can still pump up your visibility. These 8 proven tactics will get you noticed on the cheap.
Inventing

Q&A: American Inventor Judge Doug Hall

Inventing guru Doug Hall gives us a behind-the-scenes look at ABC's American Inventor, plus what it takes to turn your idea into a product that sells.
Location

Choosing a Location for Your Business

Deciding where to set up shop is a crucial business decision.
Home Based Business

Harried, With Children

Child-care options for entrepreneurs with kids
Setting Up Your Office

Space Case

Tips on choosing your home-office location
Protecting Your Idea

Mum's The Word

Keeping your idea confidential
How-To Guides for Home Based Businesses

The ABCs of Entrepreneurship

Whether you're just starting out or struggling through a rut, relearning your ABCs may be just the attitude adjustment you need to take your business to the next level.
Your Business Plan

Should I Take My Business Plan Online?

Posting your plan online is easy and safe--as long as you know what to expect.
Inventing

The Top 6 Mistakes Inventors Make

Learn the biggest mistakes you can make in the inventing process, and how you can avoid them.
Business Ideas

A Festive Focus

Turn your passion for a specific holiday into a thriving seasonal business by getting your timing right.
Business Ideas

Should I Start a Coupon Biz?

How the web is affecting local coupon businesses.
Mental Briefcase
Home Based Business

Mental Briefcase

On the road to startup, file away each experience, and use it to help overcome challenges later.
Startup Basics

What's Your Entrepreneurial Personality Type?

Anyone can start a business! The secret is picking a venture that fits your entrepreneurial personality. Here's how to determine yours.
Inventing

American Inventor, Episode 3

From a toe-shaped jam dispenser to a new-and-improved tooth flosser, the inventions on episode three run the gamut.
Legal Center

A to Z of Legal Issues

Everything you need to know from A to Z about going online and staying out of legal hot water.
Inventing

Market Research 101

Ready to get your invention in the hands of customers? Before you start producing it, learn everything you need to know about researching your target market.
Your Business Plan

15 Reasons You Need a Business Plan

Whether you're just starting out, growing your business or seeking outside help, a well-thought-out business plan is the vehicle you need to get you there.
Success Stories

The Path to Finding Your Heart

A detour through a supply closet at work didn't stop this entrepreneur from launching a nonprofit business that speaks to the heart.
Deciding Whom to Ask for Money
Startup Financing

Deciding Whom to Ask for Money

When it comes to figuring out just whom you'd like to approach for business capital, these tips can help you develop a great list of prospects.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Self-Invested

Can your retirement savings help solve your financing problems?
Startup Financing

Capital Gains

The truth about startup financing: Know your options and do your homework to get the funding you need for your business.
Home Based Business

A Site to Be Seen

Setting up an e-commerce site? Here's everything you need to know to do it right.
Success Stories

Hat Trick

They were labeled mad hatters at first, but this creative couple used their heads to put their event business on top.
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