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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
Starting a Business

How to Find Beta Testers

Before you launch a new product or service, enlist some early users to take your vision out for a test drive.
Starting a Business

CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions

An upscale auction site offers ultimate access to big-name talent -- and charities reap the rewards
Starting a Business

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
Starting a Business

The Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

If you're thinking about writing a business plan, consider this list of common mistakes people make and expert advice for steering clear of them.
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

When you've got a business idea, it's easy to get excited and start talking it up to possible investors. But if it's too soon, that can mean missed opportunities.
Starting a Business

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
Starting a Business

Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results

Even wonder why Google's own products and services appear at the top of search results? See how that could change if lawmakers get their way.
Starting a Business

The State of Venture Capital in 2012

For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
Starting a Business

The Key Question Inventors Don't Ask Before Seeking Funding

Wondering what makes investors back an invention? The new History Channel show 'Invention USA' points out a key factor that can make the difference in landing funding.
Starting a Business

The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
Starting a Business

How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers

Warby Parker donates a pair of eyeglasses for every one it sells, a "one-for-one" model that's helped the ecommerce business blow through sales targets.
Starting a Business

A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

Use this list of free -- or almost free -- tools to turn your business idea into a reality in the new year.