Business Ideas

What's the Smarter Move, Start My Business or Stay in School?

If you know in your heart you want to be an entrepreneur, weigh carefully whether the value of college outweighs the debt you'll carry when you graduate.

Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch

In an economy hostile to small business, how are the most successful small firms surviving?

7 Ways to Shift Your Perspective About the Dreaded 'No' in Sales

Overcome the uncomfortable and awkward moment of a rejection from a client.

New Apps for Renters May Keep Lax Landlords in Line

These new apps are part of a trend toward making new technologies available to U.S. renters.

Embrace Your Ideas, Even If They May Sound Ridiculous

A fiction writer who regrets not pursuing a now billion-dollar idea shares four reasons to push your thoughts closer to reality.

More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap

Opportunity: The growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling further behind.

12 Critical Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a Business Idea

Ideas can come to easy to many entrepreneurs, but how do you know when to actually start up? Use this questionnaire.

In Business, the Cyber War Between the U.S. and China and Russia Is Tense

Cyber sabotage has quickly become the 21st century's preferred form of international trade theft.

Motor-Less City? Bankrupt Detroit's Booming Bike Industry.

The Motor City is becoming an unlikely hub for high-end bike manufacturing.

From Apple to Samsung, One British Entrepreneur Sees a Golden Opportunity

Goldgenie takes smartphones and gives them a little extra bling.

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

The top reason might surprise you. Or perhaps it won't.

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.

When Your Big Business Idea Stalls, Ask These 3 Questions

It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.

You Have A Great Idea For A Product, So Now What?

Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?

Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps

New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.

Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career -- Without Regrets

Hobbies can run up a big bill and take up a lot of time. So why not turn your hobby into a profitable business? Plenty of reasons.

Why Hair Salons and Day Spas Fail

Every new business owner faces an uphill battle for survival. Find out what hurdles you might encounter in the salon/spa industry.

How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

We all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on it.

'Infuse Your Personal Passion Into Everything You Do'

A laser-focus on an underserved market can help catapult your entrepreneurial success, as in the case of these two business owners.

5 Reasons Why Courting Influencers Is a Diversion From Building Your Business

The best way to win the notice of the people you respect is to build a business they can't overlook.

5 Easy Tweaks You Can Make to Consistently Land New Customers

People visit your website looking for what you offer. Making them feel welcome is step one to earning loyal new customers.

This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity

Great entrepreneurs understand that great ideas can often come from really bad ones.

Your Ideas Have No Value

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.
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