Starting a Business

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
Home Based Ideas

Tutoring Service

Help kids excel academically with niche tutoring.
Product Development

Locating Manufacturers

Tools to help you find the right manufacturer
Startup Financing

Got Cash?

Financial resources for women and young entrepreneurs
Protecting Your Idea

Copyright Laws Regarding Product References

Guidelines for using product names in publications
Your Business Plan

Creating A Management Team

A solid business plan and a knowledgeable team could help you get financing.
Product Development

Invention Success Secrets

A look at the ins and outs of the business of inventing
Evaluating Your Idea

Hot . . . Or Not?

Is that "hot" start-up concept all it's cracked up to be? How to test your idea and start the business that's right for you
Product Development

Master Plan

If you want to see your product get on store shelves, you'd better have more than one plan in place.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office


Get a stylish, chic desk without breaking the bank.
Protecting Your Idea

Patent Fever

Rushing to join the patent stampede? Hold on and take a closer look at your business. Smart dotcommers put their patents on one leg at a time.
Protecting Your Idea

Hello, My Name Is. . .

The best way to protect your invention? Brand your name.
Finding Ideas

You've Got Personality

Let it guide you to the right business.
Startup Basics


Entrepreneurial centers focus on those who've served.
An Alternative to Starting From Scratch
Startup Basics

An Alternative to Starting From Scratch

Is an existing business right for you?
Product Development

Creating a Model

Learn how to create a high-quality prototype.
Success Stories

Holiday Crunch and Munch

Stay happy, healthy and fit during the holiday season.
Startup Financing

Read The Fine Print

Take another look at that financial contract before you sign on the dotted line.
Startup Basics

Evaluating Your Business Goals

Weighing the pros and cons of part- and full-time businesses
Protecting Your Idea

Finding a Lawyer

Tips on finding reputable patent attorneys
Startup Financing

Gaining Interest

Get the lowdown on interest rates and how they affect your bottom line.
Marketing Your Invention

Mastering the Approach

Find out how to get plugged in to spark off a new automotive product.
Product Development

Big Boost

Even though you've got a great idea, hurdles along the way can stop you dead. Find out how this entrepreneur bashed through the barriers to create a successful product.

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