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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Overcoming Obstacles to Success

No matter what your gender or ethnic heritage, you can succeed in business--if you turn your obstacles into opportunities.
Starting a Business

Tips for Handling Stress

Pulling your hair out won't help you deal with the stress of running your business. Try these tactics instead.
Starting a Business

Fun Money

Whether your passion is pottery, painting or playing video games, there's money to be made from your hobby.
Starting a Business

Surviving the First Five Years

The first years are the hardest, so plan on plodding along for a while.
Starting a Business

Play Your Cards Right

Presenting a case study in striking the best deals to launch your own great product on a limited budget
Starting a Business

Creative Ways to Fund Your Business

When the money tree looks dry, sometimes you just have to create your own branch.
Starting a Business

The Best-Relaid Plans . . .

When investors ask you for a growth plan, they want a growth plan. A cleaned-up, rehashed business plan isn't going to do the job.
Starting a Business

Cool Aid

Don't go the startup route alone. Help is right around the corner--and it's free.
Starting a Business

Finding Your Niche in a Small Town

You don't have to look far to find a profitable niche in your small town.
Starting a Business

Seller's Market

Don't want to leave the selling of your product up to a licensee? Do it yourself on commission.
Starting a Business

Hire a Consultant to Do What You Can't

Whether you're undertaking a new marketing campaign or installing a computer network, a consultant may have the answers to your questions.
Starting a Business

Got a New Idea?

If the answer is "not really," don't worry; just buy the rights to someone else's invention and reap the profits. Now that's a bright idea.
Starting a Business

Striking a Balance Between Work and Home

Don't let go of your personal life just because you've started a business.
Starting a Business

The 30-Second Business Plan

Want to impress a potential investor quickly? Here's exactly what to say.
Starting a Business

Start a Business.or Get a Job?

The decision rests with you, and only you. But there are definite perks to being your own boss.