Starting a Business

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Startup Basics

Peep Peep

In a business climate where the line between laying the golden egg and becoming poultry is a fine one, can an incubator provide the help you need?
Business Ideas

Business Idea: Salsa Dancing

Even if you have two left feet, this Latin rhythm can be big biz.
Startup Basics

First-Time Business Buyer

You've got your work cut out for you.
Evaluating Your Idea

Choosing the Best Business Idea

How to evaluate several ideas and decide which business would be right for you.
Choosing a Business Structure

Crafting a Shareholder's Agreement

Protect yourself and your fledgling business with this crucial contract.
Startup Basics

Choosing the Best Business to Buy

Franchise, business opportunity or going it alone? Weigh the pros and cons of each before making your choice.
Startup Financing

On The Money

A step-by-step guide to raising money for your start-up
Product Development

Hoop Dreams

When you're having trouble finding a manufacturer for your product, these ideas may help you locate the one you want.
Business Ideas

Learning Curve

If you think you've got the skills to teach others, here are four ways to take advantage of your talents.
Home Based Ideas

From Freelancer to Design Firm Owner

How to transition from freelance jobs to creating your own firm
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