Starting a Business Articles
on March 5, 2013
It’s easy to overlook the future when you’re squarely focused on the present, especially if you’re in the throes of starting a small business.
But answering some basic questions before you “hit the launch button” will help you set the best possible …Read » Views: 2,117
on February 26, 2013
Moving out of a home office and into an office building can be both exciting and stressful for entrepreneurs. That’s because, as a small-business owner, you’ll want to make sure that you’re bringing in revenue while you’re still unpacking boxes and set…Read » Views: 2,854
on February 20, 2013
Venture capital funding declined from $29.4 billion in 2011 to $26.5 billion last year, according to the National Venture Capital Association. However, that’s still a big pot of gold for fortunate entrepreneurs who are looking to take their businesses to the…Read » Views: 2,690
on February 13, 2013
What does “Hulu” mean, and what does that have to do with TV? Unless you’re up on Chinese proverbs, nothing, but nonetheless you are likely to associate it with the company that allows you to watch recently broadcast content on your computer or mobile devi…Read » Views: 6,321
on February 7, 2013
The lure of small-scale wind generation is spreading beyond isolated rural homesteads to urban subdivisions and small businesses. For example, officials in Sioux City, Iowa, recently changed zoning laws to allow residents to install backyard wind turbines [PD…Read » Views: 2,510
on February 4, 2013
Everyone’s heard the story of the overnight success, a business that made it without so much as a second thought, much less a business plan. Those extreme rarities aside, taking the time to actually plan your new business in advance can provide a range of sign…Read » Views: 2,885
on January 24, 2013
Branding is about more than having an eye-catching logo. It’s about the promise you make to your customers to provide a product or service, to do so with consistency and quality, and to do a better job of it than your competitors.
If you have a brand, you n…Read » Views: 2,504
on January 22, 2013
When Etsy launched in 2005, the e-commerce site turned thousands of hobbyists into professional craftspeople. Woodworkers, knitters, seamstresses, and others suddenly had a virtual storefront through which they could sell their handmade wares for a profit.
Th…Read » Views: 2,603