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October 2003

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October 2003

Start Up | October 2003
October 2003
Start Up Magazine

I Spy Something Dyed . . .

Two sisters went undercover to investigate a possible franchise--and liked what they saw.

Food for Thought

One entrepreneur gets a fresh start with a bright (and healthy) idea.

In Your Place

How to tell if your start-up idea is based on a niche, a trend or just a fad that will fizzle

Friends in Need

Now you can find start-up support without ever leaving your computer.

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All Systems Go

Here's how to get sales of your new product off the ground, using the Internet as your launching pad.

Do It Yourself

You may have to wear many hats as a homebased entrepreneur, but they don't have to weigh you down.

Plan of Attack

Is a business plan really necessary for a homebased business?

The Burning Questions

Before deciding on a kiosk, be sure you've answered three essential questions.

What's the Story?

A mom's quest to preserve her daughter's childhood memories turns into an entrepreneurial adventure.

Smooth Moves

This franchisee got his big break when an opportunity showed up on his doorstep.

Ready, Set . . .

Want to own your own business? Here are more than 1,500 ways to get started.

Dramatic Improvement

All the world's a stage for one entrepreneur and the kids who take her acting classes.

The Power of One

Times are uncertain, but what else is new? It's up to you to dispel the doubt that's stopping you from starting a business.

Step by Step

From advertising to zeroing in on your first customers, our A-to-Z list of essential startup steps includes everything you need to do to get your business off the ground.

What You <i>Really</i> Need to Know About Startup Financing

Don't waste your time looking for money in all the wrong places. Here's the truth about startup financing.

Late Bloomer

If you're just now realizing you're an entrepreneur at heart, not to worry. Here's why starting a business after 40 could be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Small Talk

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of starting your own business? Then starting with a microenterprise could be the answer for you.

Playing It Right

As an entrepreneur, taking risks is part of your nature. But when it comes to franchise research, it doesn't pay to gamble. Keep these points in mind before choosing a franchise.

By Design

Getting your new office off the ground? Plan for success with these essentials.

What's Cooking?

You could be, if you're thinking about opening your own restaurant. But before you put on your apron and pull out your spatula, follow our 4 steps to getting started.

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