Starting a Business

Starting a Business

The Basics of Buying a Business Opportunity

If you're thinking about buying a biz opp, this quick guide will tell you what you're getting yourself into.
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How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition

It's not enough to be able to do, make or provide something: It must be worth something to potential customers
What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.
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What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

As you examine your industry and competitors, identify your competitive edge.
How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze
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How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Start thinking more clearly and realistically about growing your small business.
3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business
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3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business

Selling your skills directly to customers instead of an employer is scary, until you remember you are already paid for what you know how to do.
When to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business
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When to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business

Here are four questions to ask yourself before you quit your day job.
Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan
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Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan

A business plan writing expert weighs in what to include and what not to include to create a winning business plan.
Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things
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Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things

Even if the world wants them to be, entrepreneurs aren't superhuman.
Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?
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Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?

Find out the pros and cons of two different strategies for being your own boss.
4 Reasons Why an Online Business is the Best Investment You Will Ever Make
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4 Reasons Why an Online Business is the Best Investment You Will Ever Make

Many opportunities end up being money suckers because of overhead, slow progress and low margins.
How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries
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How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

A self-professed digital nomad details how he feels more productive without a place to call home.
Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points
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Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points

Our legal expert breaks down the pros and cons of forming an S Corporation.
5 Tests to Figure Out If Your Business Idea Has Legs
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5 Tests to Figure Out If Your Business Idea Has Legs

Consider these questions to help you determine if your concept will pan out into a successful enterprise.
11 Unexpected Things to Include With Your Business Plan
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11 Unexpected Things to Include With Your Business Plan

Not all information fits logically into your business plan. Here's how to include the extra bits that are key to your business.
A Cafe Where You Can Cuddle With Kittens: How These Entrepreneurs Brought Their Dream to Life
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A Cafe Where You Can Cuddle With Kittens: How These Entrepreneurs Brought Their Dream to Life

Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand fantasized about opening a cat cafe in New York City. Then, they stopped dreaming and made it happen.
How Much Time Should You Devote to Starting Your Business?
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How Much Time Should You Devote to Starting Your Business?

Read our expert advice on whether a part-time or full-time business is in your future.
The 3 Most Overlooked Ingredients of Startup Success Are All in Your Head
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The 3 Most Overlooked Ingredients of Startup Success Are All in Your Head

Hard work and a good idea are necessary but not sufficient to succeed the harsh winnowing process that crushes the majority of new businesses.
How to Highlight Your Product's Most Compelling Characteristics
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How to Highlight Your Product's Most Compelling Characteristics

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast – but they shouldn't be.
Incubators Aren't Only for Tech Startups
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Incubators Aren't Only for Tech Startups

Today's incubators are diverse and community-based. Here's a look at the breadth of options available in fashion, food and other physical-product sectors.
Why That VP From Google Is Probably Not the Best Fit for Your Startup
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Why That VP From Google Is Probably Not the Best Fit for Your Startup

The best people for building your startup into a billion-dollar company likely are not already working at billion-dollar companies.
What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship
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What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship

To prompt more teens and college kids to consider starting a business as a viable career option, clue them in to the following critical factors.
The 6 Things You Must Have to Successfully Transition Out of Your Day Job
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The 6 Things You Must Have to Successfully Transition Out of Your Day Job

Entrepreneurship begins with a dream but succeeding at it requires being wide awake to reality.
18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)
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18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)

If you're making any of these mistakes, your business will pay the price.
Meet the Startups That Faced Off at the First-Ever 'Pitch Night NYC'
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Meet the Startups That Faced Off at the First-Ever 'Pitch Night NYC'

Ten startups participated in the rapid-fire competition; three were related to real estate.
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If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will

If you're in constant need of reinforcement and inspiration and unsure of the path you're on, that's a sure sign that you haven't found what you love to do yet.
9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories
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9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories

No launch capital? Don't let it stop you. See what these entrepreneurs did.
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