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March 2009

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March 2009

Start Up | March 2009
March 2009
Start Up Magazine

Best Startup Markets for 2009

If you're looking to capitalize on the next big thing, it's all about knowing where to look and how to treat your customers. Here are 4 booming markets to keep an eye on this year.

A Cause Close to Home

Your business can be a perfect platform for community service.

Startup from A to Z

Forget the ABCs you learned in grade school. This entrepreneurial alphabet has the terms you need to know to help your new business succeed.

You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job

For many, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to starting a business while still employed.

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Design Your Office Space

You don't have to break the bank to set up a home office that's both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Building a Support Team

Ensure that the people you work with have the skills necessary to expand your business.

Starting in a Tough Economy

To fund a startup in the current economy, focus on your own capital.

Big Results on a Small Budget

Figure out who your best prospects are and then find them creative methods to reach that core group of customers.

A Piece of (Fake) Cake

The cake might not be real, but the money is.

Saving Water, Saving Grace

This little blue cube is bringing in some serious green.

A Dog-Lover's <em>Other</em> Best Friend

Dogs--and their owners--are helping this entrepreneur fetch some serious profits.

A Work-Life Balancing Act

Dana Oliver's franchise lets her spend quality time with her daughter and still run her busienss.

Reaching Out

This serial entrepreneur hit it big as a franchisee.

5 Things Every Startup Should Know

You can learn now from what these entrepreneurs wish they'd known then.

10 Businesses Based on a Bad Economy

If you want to weather the storm, keep these industries in mind.

Mind Your Posts

You want your blog to attract a lot of search engine traffic, but if you go too far there's a risk that someone will sue you.

Better to Launch Online?

While online stores appear to have the low-cost advantage over brick-and-mortar locations, looks can be deceiving.

Is Franchising for You?

Consider these questions before you jump in.

Trend Spotting with the Experts

3 experts weigh in on the latest industry trends.

Is Your Site Ready for Launch?

Make sure your website includes all these must-haves.

On a Budget

Budgeting is your most powerful business tool--learn how to use it.

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