Finding Help

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?
Startup Basics

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
Carol Tice
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?
Startup Basics

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
Carol Tice
A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012
Startup Basics

A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

Use this list of free -- or almost free -- tools to turn your business idea into a reality in the new year.
Catherine Clifford
Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week
Startup Basics

Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
Carol Tice
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor
Startup Basics

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
Diana Ransom
Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Startup Basics

Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Estimates of the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. vary widely. If you want a more precise number, we'll need a definition of the word that everyone agrees on.
Scott Shane
Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company
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Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

Starting up a gaming company can be complex. Here are some tips that Row Sham Bow CEO learned to stay focused.
Mikal E. Belicove
Catching Up With the Startup America Partnership
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Catching Up With the Startup America Partnership

Startup America CEO Scott Case offers an update on the public/private initiative to support entrepreneurship.
How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream
Startup Basics

How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor
Startup Basics

Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Here's how to nab the right mentor and get the most out of the relationship. Plus, five resources to help you start your search.
Jennifer Wang
The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?
Startup Basics

The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.
Gwen Moran
Finding Help

From finding a mentor to talk you through your business mistakes and fears, to locating an attorney you trust to advise you on legal matters, you need a lot of help throughout all stages of your business. Here's where to find it. 

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