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Wealthy Returns

Get-rich-quick seminars promise the American dream, but do they really deliver? Our writer went undercover to find out.
Business Plans

Does It Pay to Hire a Business Plan Consultant?

Hiring a consultant shouldn't take the place of your own understanding of your business plan.
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Formulating a Strategy Before Starting Your Business

Thinking through the different components of your strategy will help you react quickly when your business hits a rough spot.
Starting a Business

Attract Investors by Sharing the Risk

Investors will be more willing to finance your business if you're also putting money into the venture.
Starting a Business

Waking Up a Tired Idea

How you can revolutionize a stagnant product on a limited budget and still win over your target market
Starting a Business

Great Escape

All wound up about what kind of business to start? Then take a hint from the millions of Americans looking to break away from the daily grind--head to a day spa.
Starting a Business

Growing Up

Want to start an artistic business? A creative incubator could be just what you need to come out of your shell.
Starting a Business

Why You Need a Mentor

Don't be intimidated to ask for help. There are many successful entrepreneurs happy to show you the ropes.
Starting a Business

40 Government Sites You Can't Live Without

Whether it's a loan, a contract or regulatory information you seek, these sites are just what you need to get acquainted with what the government can do to help you start or grow your business.
Starting a Business

Can Your Home Office Lower Your Tax Bill?

If you meet the right conditions, you can take advantage of the home-office business deduction.
Starting a Business

How to Find the Perfect Business Partner

If you've got the idea, where do you find the person with the know-how?
Starting a Business

Choose the Right Biz

Want to launch your own startup? These guidelines will ensure you're pursuing the right opportunity.
Starting a Business

Salvage Operation

Think there's no money to be made from refuse? With a little ingenuity, you may be surprised.
Mission Statement

How to Write Your Mission Statement

Summing up your business's mission helps you focus on the steps you need to take to succeed. Here's how to create a mission statement that's uniquely yours.
Starting a Business

Getting Funding for Your Growing Business

Use these steps to determine if now is a good time to get financing.