Starting a Business

Start a Service Business
Business Ideas

Start a Service Business

Everyone has skills, knowledge and experience--and anyone can turn those assets into a thriving business.
Creating a Product Prototype
Product Development

Creating a Product Prototype

From your mind's eye to the palm of your hand, learn what steps are needed to prototype your invention.
Success Stories

Bred in the Bone

Dogs get a burst of energy from these healthy treats.
Business Ideas

9 Pet Businesses to Start Today

Got a love for pooches? A hankering for kitties? Then these pet businesses will be right up your alley.
Startup Financing

How to Attract VC Investors

Take a sneak peek into the minds of some top VC investors to find out what they really look for in a "fundable" business.
Startup Basics

Proven Strategies for Increasing Profits

Improve your sales with these tips for creating a successful product or service.
Home Based Business

Protect Your Personal Information in a Disaster

Your home and its belongings aren't the only possessions you need to consider in disaster planning. Here's how to keep your financial and personal records safe as well.
6 Sources of Bootstrap Financing
Startup Financing

6 Sources of Bootstrap Financing

Whether you're just starting out or you've been in business for years, if you need cash, consider these bootstrapping ideas.
Your Business Plan

What Bankers Look For in a Plan

When applying for a small-business bank loan, it's important to know what your business plan needs to contain to give you an edge.
Home Based Business

To Your Health

Keep from packing on the pounds while working in a home office with these easy-to-follow tips.
Home Based Business

Dream a Little Dream

Find your perfect business by tapping into what you really want from life.
Home Based Business

Paper Chase

Is working from home as a medical transcriptionist still a profitable business? Our experts weigh in.
Your Business Plan

9 Ways to Use Your Business Plan

It's not just for financing--your business plan can help you spot future success or failure, attract suppliers and employees, and more.
Your Business Plan

Enlightening Extras for Business Plans

What exactly should you put in your business plan's appendices? Here are some ideas that'll enlighten your readers.
Protecting Your Idea

To Patent or Not to Patent?

Everything you need to know about protecting your invention
Guerrilla Marketing

33 Tips for Marketing Success

Make a point of practicing three to five marketing activities every day, and you'll soon develop a successful marketing habit.
Paying Yourself: From Startup and Beyond
Cash Flow & Money Management

Paying Yourself: From Startup and Beyond

Determining your salary is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a business owner. Here's how to do it.
Your Business Plan

What Investors Look For in a Plan

From venture capitalists to angel investors, here's what your business plan needs to include to catch the eye of startup investors.
Startup Basics

An Essential Guide to Increasing Profits

The definitions and strategies used by successful entrepreneurs to gain control of their business's revenue
How to Buy a Business
Startup Basics

How to Buy a Business

Starting from scratch isn't the only way to get started. Buying an existing business can help you hit the ground running. Here's what you need to know to find a great deal.
Business Ideas

You're the Inspiration

Know what product or service you want? Chances are, others want it, too.
Protecting Your Idea

Protecting Your Trademark

Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.
Home Based Business

How to Make Sure Your eBay Biz Is Legal

Online retail is not a free-for-all. Get your business off to a smooth start--and stay out of trouble--by understanding some basic legal and tax rules.
Websites

Simple Steps for Starting an eBay Biz

New to the world of eBay? Never fear. Guide your business toward success with these simple startup tips.
How to Open a Salon or Day Spa
Startup Kits

How to Open a Salon or Day Spa

From trendy hair salons to corner barber shops, this comprehensive guide will show you how to start the salon or day spa you've always dreamed of.
Inventing

The First Steps to Inventing

Learn the 3 common myths every inventor should know, and how to take action with creative thinking.
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