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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

10 Businesses Based on a Bad Economy

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

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.
Starting a Business

Stimulus Package Has Green for Clean Energy

Massive bill earmarks $80 billion for renewables. Small biz to play major role.
Starting a Business

Mixed Signals: The State of Black Entrepreneurship

The gap in businesses ownership rates between whites and blacks is widely regarded as evidence of inequality. How bad is it really, and what can be done?
Starting a Business

Recession Delivers Timely Wake-up Calls

The financial crisis shook these 3 entrepreneurs out of complacency. Their renewed focus has delivered dividends.
Starting a Business

Franchise Biz Plan: A Remedy for Failure

Each plan needs 5 sections, and franchisors make it easy to fill them out by providing all the info you need. So avoid potential pitfalls. Have a plan.
Starting a Business

In Failure, 6 Valuable Lessons

Over the course of one year, Craig Reiss went from thinking about a $1 billion valuation to closing his doors for good. He offers his story to save others the emotional devastation.
Starting a Business

Crafting: A Silver Lining in a Tough Economy

Looking for an outlet for your creativity? Crafting is bucking the economic meltdown. Here are the latest crafting trends you should know about.
Starting a Business

Grow Without Growing Pains

From outsourcing to renting conference space as needed, create a big-biz feel for your small biz.
Starting a Business

New Regulations Impact Toy Makers

Congress is cracking down after the China toy recall. Here's what you need to know about the latest regulatory standards.
Starting a Business

6 Components of a Bootstrap Business Plan

A business plan for a self-funded startup can be stripped down, but that makes it no less important.
Starting a Business

Save on Your Franchise Startup

When starting your franchise, there are times when you should pay for convenience and efficiency, and times when you shouldn't.
Starting a Business

Where Ideas Meet Investors

Entrepreneurs and major investors meet face to face at the Venture Capital Showcase.
Starting a Business

Top 10 Reasons to Start a Business in a Recession

More publicity. Less competition. Talent waiting to be scooped up. Here's why starting in a recessed economy may give your business a better shot.
Starting a Business

Start Your Own Mail Order Business

6 tips to understanding the industry and clientele.