Starting a Business

Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch
Starting a Business

Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch

From showcasing expertise to soliciting feedback and offering free samples, consider these tested strategies for startup success.
Kelly K. Spors
How to Overcome Startup Fears
Starting a Business

How to Overcome Startup Fears

Here are suggestions for getting past the mental traps that might be holding you back from starting your own business.
Joe Mathews
Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor
Starting a Business

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
How to Find Your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises
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How to Find Your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises

Want to start a business, but not sure what to pursue? Here's how to discover what you love.
Lisa Girard
Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes
Starting a Business

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.
Tim Berry
Seven Ways to Make Your Customers Love You
Starting a Business

Seven Ways to Make Your Customers Love You

With so much emphasis placed on finding customers today, business owners often lose sight of keeping the ones they have. Here are a few surefire ways to stem those losses.
Brad Sugars
How the Recession Saved One Company
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How the Recession Saved One Company

A small business owner is forced to retract, only to return stronger than ever.
Jane Porter
Why Experimental Marketing May Be For You
Starting a Business

Why Experimental Marketing May Be For You

Here's how a startup tested the social media waters and won sales.
Diana Ransom
He Said, She Said: Congressional Leaders Parse How to Help Small Business
Starting a Business

He Said, She Said: Congressional Leaders Parse How to Help Small Business

A shared goal of aiding small businesses can't reconcile the divide between Republican Sam Graves and Democrat Mary Landrieu.
Diana Ransom
What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?
Starting a Business

What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
Carol Tice
Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success
Starting a Business

Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success

Making big bucks in the franchise world isn't a sure thing. It takes skill and hard work, but for the willing it can pay off.
Jeff Elgin
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