Starting a Business

Ready to Launch

Are You Ready to Launch?

Three key questions to ask yourself before you start your own business
Starting a Business

The Two Worst Pitching Mistakes

Understanding the medium and the context is key to making a compelling pitch.
Starting a Business

How to Ditch the Cube

Pamela Slim, author of <em>Cubicle Nation</em>, wants to set you free. Consider her advice for opting out of corporate life.
Starting a Business

Business Endures By Staying True to Its Vision

On her 25th anniversary, Susan Stern reflects on the secrets of her success.
Starting a Business

How to Make Your Business Dream a Reality

Coming up with ideas is easy. Executing on them is the hard part. These tips from Scott Belsky can help get you started.
Starting a Business

The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.
Starting a Business

A Niche Social Site That's More Than Skin Deep

How Tom Seery is trying to change the world, one nip and tuck at a time -- and what Web startups can learn from his business
Starting a Business

Matching Franchisors With Investors

Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
Starting a Business

Conducting Market Research

You may have a great idea for a product or service, but before you go any further, first make sure there's a market for it.
Starting a Business

The Nonprofit Option

Looking to start a nonprofit business? This guide will get you started.
Starting a Business

Can You Make It as an Entrepreneur?

Find out if you have what it takes to venture out on your own.
Starting a Business

SBA Loans: A Primer

The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.
Starting a Business

How to Keep Family and Friends Loans Strictly Business

When borrowing from friends and relatives, make sure both parties are protected by putting the loan agreement in writing.
Starting a Business

The Four Keys to Raising Capital

Address these four points clearly and confidently, and your investors are likely to buy in.
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