When looking into a franchise opportunity, one of the toughest pieces of information to get from the franchisor is how much money you might make. But there are still ways to get this essential information. More »How Much Money Can You Make as a Franchisee?
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You're thinking a franchise might be the way to go for your new business. But where to start? Begin at the beginning, follow these well-placed steps and you're on your way. More »7 Steps to Choosing the Franchise for You
The bottom line for business has always been about the green. But more and more, today's trend is "green" from startup to success. Here's some timely advice for joining in a successful movement whose benefits go far beyond a healthy balance sheet. More »The Greening of Business ? How You Can Join the Hot, Cool Trend
The boom in the housing bust – foreclosures – is making it very tempting for entrepreneurs to buy homes at low rates to sell for high profit. It's called flipping, and it's full of risk, so don’t make a move without some inside information. More »Tips for Flips – Buying and Selling Housing Foreclosures
Franchising has done for business what Bisquik did for flapjacks: took a proven recipe, packaged it with easy-to-follow instructions and left a little room for imagination and hands-on work. Here's some solid advice on how to find a franchise that custom-fits your experience, wants and needs. More »Franchise Buying Advice: Make Pancakes!
It’s easy to blur the line between your time and work time when you run your business from home. To be sure that your life plan trumps your business plan, take some advice from those who’ve been there – and found a happy balance. More »Tips for Home-preneurs: How to Call It a Day
Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey don’t have business degrees, but they’re exceptions to the rule. Your innate business sense may surface on its own, but biz-ed classes coax it out and sharpen it up. More »Formal Business Education – Do You Need It?
Don't let low finances get in the way of high hopes. There's no need to wait any longer to open your small business. Selling your talents and services is a low-cost option. Here are 10 ripe leads for starters. More »Big Dreams, No Cash: 10 Businesses You Can Start Today on a Tight Budget
Your workplace offers a critical first impression to potential business clients. Follow these savvy pointers to make your space communicate exactly the message you want. More »A Tip Sheet for Smart, Effective Office Design
Organic foods are everywhere and for a simple reason: Every day, more and more people are demanding them as part of a healthy lifestyle. You can cash in on this growth market if you know what you're getting into, have a clear vision – and believe. More »Entrée to the Food Business – Everything’s Coming up Organic
By setting traditional goals, Andrew Baca positioned himself to start a business, then took Abba Technologies from a local company with limited reach to a nationally recognized IT player. More »Simple Goals: Employee Buyout turns into a $50 million Business - Business Goal Setting Series
When Carolyn Hefner decided to move on from mom-who-does-everything to detail-driven business owner, she found a niche, set some goals, faced reality and made her business pay. More »Taking Talent to Market: Party Planning is Former Teacher’s Forte - Business Goal Setting Series
Angel investors bless your business with vital financing, but you need to think hard about what to give up in return. Here’s how to get the cash without giving away the store. More »How Much Stake Do You Feed An Angel (Investor)?