Startups Magazine: February 2004

Featured Article

Low Commotion

Looking for a low-cost franchise? It's your lucky day: You've got 200+ to choose from.

All That Glitters

It's easy to be blinded by all the tempting opportunities out there. Keep these points in mind while doing your research, and you'll be sure to strike franchise gold.

The 5 "Cs" of Raising Money From Banks

Do you know what banks look for when lending to entrepreneurs? If not, then it's time you learned the "five C's."

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At What Price?

Find out which cost-cutting ideas will help your business-and which will hurt it.

The Bird Necessities

These entrepreneurs have made it big with an oddly brilliant idea.

A Fair to Remember

Exhibiting at a trade show or fair can make your new product unforgettable-if you do it right.

School Rules

Teaching a class can be a great way to get your business name out there for less-if you've got the right approach.

Buy My Book

Publishing your own book is great way to publicize and promote your business.

Never Fear

On the verge of starting your own business, but too chicken to step off the edge? If these entrepreneurs could take the plunge during uncertain times and still succeed, imagine how well you can do in today's brighter economy.

Promoting for Pennies

Marketing costs weighing you down? Here are 20 creative ways to boost business without breaking the bank.

Leaps of Faith

It takes more than just research to build a business. You must listen to your gut, too.

How the Rookie Crumbles

Is your business off to a crummy start? Learn how facing your faults can put your business on a solid foundation.