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Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

5 Hot Homebased Businesses

Ready to go home--with your own business, that is? We've got 5 great ways to do it.
Starting a Business

Understanding the Financing Stages

From seed stage to mezzanine, a breakdown of the key financing terms and what they mean to you
Starting a Business

Include Samples With Direct Mail

Curiosity will get customers to open the envelope.
Starting a Business

Save On Postage

Five ways to spend less on your mailings
Starting a Business

Home Fires Burning

Spark nationwide success for your product with some sales fuel from your local neighborhood stores.
Starting a Business

Are You High-Maintenance?

What you do in your personal time is your business, but that's no way to run your company.
Starting a Business

Learn by Pitching

Business plan competitions and venture forums might be nerve-racking, but they can also get you the cash you need.
Starting a Business

Secrets to Mail Order Success

Mail order isn't the shoo-in start-up it was years ago, but it's possible to thrive-if you specialize.
Starting a Business

Where Do You Stand?

Some say the new administration isn't exactly oozing with support for new start-ups; some say help is on the way. So what's the truth?