Starting a Business

Home Based Business

Include Samples With Direct Mail

Curiosity will get customers to open the envelope.
Home Based Business

Save On Postage

Five ways to spend less on your mailings
Venture and Angel Investors

Money Order

Venture capital is within reach, but you have to work for it. Follow these steps to that deal-closing handshake.
Inventing

Home Fires Burning

Spark nationwide success for your product with some sales fuel from your local neighborhood stores.
Protecting Your Idea

"Oh, Yeah? Prove It!"

Bringing both sides of the patent issue together to find the truth about prior art
Starting a Business

Are You High-Maintenance?

What you do in your personal time is your business, but that's no way to run your company.
Startup Financing

Learn by Pitching

Business plan competitions and venture forums might be nerve-racking, but they can also get you the cash you need.
Business Ideas

Secrets to Mail Order Success

Mail order isn't the shoo-in start-up it was years ago, but it's possible to thrive-if you specialize.
Startup Basics

Where Do You Stand?

Some say the new administration isn't exactly oozing with support for new start-ups; some say help is on the way. So what's the truth?
Home Based Business

Offer A Trial Or Sample

Letting people try your product or service may lead to big sales.
How to Start an Import/Export Business
Startup Kits

How to Start an Import/Export Business

From importing exotic fashions to exporting light fixtures, the international trade business will take you all over the world and into all product niches.
Home Based Business

The Ins And Outs Of Employee Leasing

If you're trying to decide whether to hire an employee leasing company, check out this expert advice first.
Home Based Business

Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

If you're ready to reach for the stars, here's how.
Home Based Business

Pricing Perils

Should you lower your prices to attract new business?
Home Based Business

Expanding Your E-Commerce Site Through Registration

Once you've got your e-commerce site up and running, what's next?
Home Based Business

Smart E-Mail Marketing Gets Personal

Keep these four tips in mind when creating a successful e-mail marketing campaign.
Home Based Business

Prepare For Retirement

Chances are you're going to live a good, long life. Are you financially prepared for it?
Home Based Business

Appearances Count

What does your office's outer condition say about your business?
Startup Financing

Using Credit Cards to Finance Your Startup

Think of it as a temporary solution.
Distribution and Licensing

Sell Directly With Direct-Response

Use an infomercial to sell your product to the late-night masses.
Home Based Business

Vendor Financing

Try this unusual source of funding for your business
How to be an Information Consultant
Startup Kits

How to be an Information Consultant

Captain Information to the rescue! OK, you probably shouldn't put that on your business cards, but clients will recognize your heroic powers of research when you start an information consulting firm.
Home Based Business

Venture Capital Tips

Questions to ask potential investors
Home Based Business

Capital Sources For Your Business

If you're looking for financial resources, check out the following online resources.
How to Start a Seminar Production Business
Startup Kits

How to Start a Seminar Production Business

It's time to take your show on the road. Create and market your own seminars for public or corporate clients.
How to Offer Child-Care Services
Startup Kits

How to Offer Child-Care Services

Does children's laughter sound like music to your ears? Do you enjoy the idea of six rugrats chaotically crawling at your feet at any given moment? Then read on for your perfect business.
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