Starting a Business

Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women
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Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women

How two friends created a multimillion-dollar lingerie business through the decades.
Rosalind Resnick
How to Estimate Startup Costs
Starting a Business

How to Estimate Startup Costs

Get an idea of how much money you'll need by creating three quick lists and making a few educated guesses.
Tim Berry
How to Navigate the New Patent Law
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How to Navigate the New Patent Law

The age-old patent system is set to be reformed. Here's how the new law might change how or whether you get a patent.
Diana Ransom
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew
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Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
Matt Villano
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Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Entrepreneurs and Fearlessness

A successful Internet entrepreneur talks about why fear can't be a factor when starting a business. Entrepreneurs come in all varieties, Jason Nazar says, but one quality they all share is that they're willing to take risks that others aren't.
Why I Got Owners Insurance for My Home Business
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Why I Got Owners Insurance for My Home Business

In writing about business insurance for a home-based business, I realized I needed it. Here's the story of what I learned, and the type of insurance policy I got.
Carol Tice
Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success
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Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success

Perseverance can be overrated as an entrepreneurial trait. Knowing when to change course to test out a new approach might be even more important.
SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go
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SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

A new smartphone app from the SBA aims to equip startups like Flawless Group with a wealth of small-business information.
How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week
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How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week

Porter Grey, a fashion line started by sisters Alexandra & Kristen O'Neill in 2006, is making its second appearance at Fashion Week. Find out how they learned the business and made it into one of the industry's biggest showcases.
Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless
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Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless

EDAR offers mobile protection to give homeless people a roof as a low-cost alternative solution to a widespread community problem.
Gwen Moran
Startups Born from a Passion for Sports
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Startups Born from a Passion for Sports

A look at three companies that are claiming their stake in the arena of sports-related businesses.
Jason Fell
A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success
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A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success

Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan.
Ericka Chickowski
How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity
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How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity

Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb went to business school to make contacts. He left to build a new way to share them.
Joel Holland
Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business
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Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business

Stop spieling off platitudes about risk. Instead, develop a strategy to offset the oof, ugh and ouch! that can tag along with a risk-taking life.
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