Finding The Right Business

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7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

Environmental responsibility is a hot trend for companies, whether or not they target the granola set.
Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

No business can be all things to all customers, especially a small business. Here's how to find a niche to set up your company for success.
Five Ways to Find Your Business Fit

Five Ways to Find Your Business Fit

If you're looking at getting into a new business, first make sure it suits your needs. Here's how.
Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion

Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion

Want to start a business, but not sure what to pursue? Here's how to discover what you love.
The Top 10 Commercial Cleaning Franchises

The Top 10 Commercial Cleaning Franchises

These franchisees have discovered how cleaning up other people's messes can become big business.
How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market

How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market

What buyers look for when shopping for a franchise if a famous brand name doesn't top their list.
The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan

The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan

Use these five steps to write a practical business plan to launch a new company quickly.
Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.

Are You Ready to Buy a Business?

5 questions to consider before you take the leap

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Business?

Make sure to do your research and due diligence before making the purchase

Why You Should Buy a Business

It'll cost you more upfront, but you get what you pay for.
How to Research a Franchise

How to Research a Franchise

One of the most important parts of buying a franchise is doing your homework. So get out there and grill the people who know the franchise best.
Buying a Franchise Versus a Business Opportunity

Buying a Franchise Versus a Business Opportunity

How to tell the difference between a franchise and biz opp and determine which is the better fit for you.

What's Your Entrepreneurial Personality Type?

Anyone can start a business! The secret is picking a venture that fits your entrepreneurial personality. Here's how to determine yours.
How to Buy a Business

How to Buy a Business

Starting from scratch isn't the only way to get started. Buying an existing business can help you hit the ground running. Here's what you need to know to find a great deal.

Are You Franchisee Material?

The 9 traits of a successful franchisee
Do You Really Have What It Takes

Do You Really Have What It Takes

A new look at the classic question of whether you are cut out to be an entrepreneur

Idea Overload

What to do when your entrepreneurial brain is working overtime

Mystery to Me

Is that a business opportunity you see or just another attempt to grab your cash and run? With a little sleuthing, you can separate the money-makers from the money-takers.
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Idea Evaluation Checklist

Idea Evaluation Checklist

Use this checklist to help you evaluate the idea to determine if you should start a new business.