Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Asking Friends and Family for Financing

Heed our warnings before you play this dangerous game.
Starting a Business

Call In the Pros

Step one in starting a business: Admit you don't know everything.
Starting a Business

Joining a Support Group, Part I

With a spiraling economy and, for some, rough waters ahead, Starve-Ups and organizations like it help young entrepreneurs muddle through <I>and</I> prosper.
Starting a Business

Finding a Business Mentor

Meeting someone who can show you the ropes may be the best thing you ever do for your business.
Starting a Business

Basic Invention Marketing

You have an invention—and you want people to know about it. Here are the basics to help you get just what you want.
Starting a Business

How Cutting Costs Can Save Your Business

Part II of a two-part series on turning around a troubled company
Starting a Business

Working With a Turnaround Expert to Save Your Business

If you're prepared to listen and take a consultant's advice, you can save your ailing business.
Starting a Business

Finding Market Research Sources

Your business plan isn't complete until you conduct market research. But where can you find the data you need?
Starting a Business

So . . . Where Are They Now?

When the dust settles after a business plan competition, what happens to the winners and losers?
Starting a Business

Don't Stay in the Dark!

Here's how to make sure your big invention sees the light of day.
Starting a Business

Mentorships: The Ultimate Networking Tool

Much more than advisors, mentors can help you learn the ropes and locate prospects, too.
Starting a Business

How to Create a Marketing Plan

What is a marketing plan and why is it so essential to the success of your business? Find out here, in the first section of our comprehensive guide to creating a marketing plan.
Starting a Business

Molded in Your Image

A crude prototype won't show you off in the best light. You need a cheap way to build a better one.
Starting a Business

Deadly Sins

Sloth, greed, gluttony-we don't care what you do on your own time. But when it comes to the mortality of your start-up, you need to play by the rules.
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