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Starting a Small Business

How Small Business Success Can Happen At Any Age

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

John's resume is notable for the range of his experience. He was a career military man, and retired medically from the Army as a 71L, Clerk-Typist; an 11B, Infantryman; and 05C, SCUBA Diver. He had endured physical challenges, including losing the sight in his right eye, and had problems with his knees.

Start-up Strategies to Build a Business the Affordable Way

Jack Nadel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."

In Business With Your Partner's Spouse?

A. Jude Avelino | Posted 10.05.2013 | Small Business
A. Jude Avelino

A major problem most overlooked by business partners is what happens to the business upon the death or disability of one of the partners?

Fashion With Common 'Cents': 5 Tips to Start a Business

Ryan Mack | Posted 08.26.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Mack

There are two types of people in this country. There are those who wait for their ship to come in, and there are those who learn how to swim out to the ship. In this volatile economy, we need many more of the latter.

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: 5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Business

Dana Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Dana Smith

If I had to do it all over again would I? You bet. The rewards of business ownership far outweigh the hard times. What advice would I give to someone who desires to start a new enterprise?

Bootstrapping With a Paycheck

Sramana Mitra | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

If you've ever found yourself asking, "How can I fund this?" or "Can I fund this on my own, while I'm still holding my current job?" the answer is yes -- you absolutely can.

Gourmet Growth: How I Took My Small Business to the Next Level

Danielle Hrzic | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Danielle Hrzic

A 10x10 kitchen, a few employees and a passion to improve the quality of school lunches in the Chicago area -- that's how Gourmet Gorilla began. My husband and I started our business because we saw a need that we wanted to fill.

Starting a Small Business

Ann DeOtte | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business
Ann DeOtte

I've learned that gradually building on past accomplishments can be a successful way to grow a business. This allows you to test your market, get operations working smoothly, and refine and strengthen your products or services.

MOMPRENEURS: Basketball Coach Now Winning In Bath & Body Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 11.28.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Ayo Hart has been coaching high school basketball for eighteen years but now she's showing a softer side with the launch of her Dolphin Organics bath and body line.

Eight Tips on Starting a Business

Scott Willyerd | Posted 07.31.2012 | Small Business
Scott Willyerd

For young people frustrated by the job market, entrepreneurship remains a tempting opportunity to fashion a career on their own terms. However, for novice entrepreneurs, just starting the business may be the most difficult part.

A New Degree for Generation Startup: Master's in Management

Amy Hillman | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Amy Hillman

The Master's in Management degree gives this generation -- whether they want to start a business or work for an existing company -- the ability to gain competitive skills relevant to their chosen profession.

What Drives an Entrepreneur?

Chip Conley | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Telling powerful entrepreneurs' stories and aggressively educating people on how to start a business may have more of an impact on reducing our unemployment rate than some subtle or complicated change in tax policy.