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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

How to Research Your Business Idea

Your brilliant idea may indeed be brilliant--or it may need some work. Here's how to find out whether you're ready for startup.
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Business Evaluation Checklist

Use this extensive checklist to make sure you get answers to all your important questions before you purchase a business.
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Business Lease Checklist

After you've chosen a site for your business, don't sign any lease without first going over this checklist.
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Business Plan Updating Checklist

Here are seven reasons to think about updating your plan. If one applies to you, it's time for an update.
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Equipment Leasing Checklist

When deciding to obtain equipment, you need to determine whether it is better to lease or purchase the equipment. Use this checklist to compare the costs for each option.
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Homebased Business Startup Checklist

Use this extensive checklist to make sure that you cover all your steps when starting a homebased business.
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Idea Evaluation Checklist

Got a great idea for a product or service? Use this checklist to help you evaluate the idea to determine if you should start a new business.
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Questions Not to Ask During Interviews

Some questions are illegal to ask during job interviews. Here is a checklist with the questions you should sidestep.
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Location Worksheet

Deciding upon a location can be one of the most important business decisions you make. Use this checklist to ensure that you answer all possible questions about a location to gauge its strengths and w...
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SBA Loan Checklist

Before you try to get an SBA loan, you need to be prepared. This form will assist you in assembling the necessary documents you need to obtain an SBA loan.
Starting a Business

Profit-Increasing Strategies

Five ways to increase your sales and grow your business
Starting a Business

Organizing Your Home Office

Make a resolution to get organized--and stay that way--the entire year with these four tips.
Starting a Business

Home Front

How to balance your home and your business under the same roof
Starting a Business

Writing an Executive Summary

Confused about what an executive summary is--and how long it should be? Our business plan coach sets the record straight.
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Comfort <i>and</i> Style

All women know that many undergarments can be uncomfortable and unflattering. But this entrepreneur decided to do something about it.