The idea of using retirement funds to inject cash into a business has been gaining popularity. More »Retirement Plans: A New Source for Business Capital
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Need a specific promotional plan to get the word out for your startup? Keep these 10 steps close by. More »How To Create A Powerful Promotional Plan For Your 50+ Business
Exactly how should you invest in your business image? Is a socially conscious angle the way to go? Find out from businesspeople why creating a positive image is helpful, and get some tips on how to make it work for your enterprise. More »Upgrading Your Business Image: Do Dollars Make Sense?
Some risks in business are necessary, but some are not. Franchising may be for some the path of least risk for reasons that are explained. More »Franchising - A Safer Path for Entrepreneurs?
Understand the seven important criteria you should consider if you're contemplating starting up past 50. More »Starting Your Business after 50 - 7 Keys to Success
One of the first and best options if you're a would-be entrepreneur in the 50+ crowd is to leverage all the corporate contacts you've amassed over the years and turn those into a business opportunity. Learn how to capitalize on who you know and what you know to craft a future as a consultant. More »50 and Beyond: How To Turn Your Connections into a Profitable Consulting Business
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?
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
You’re starting a business for financial independence and a fat owner’s paycheck, right? That can take a while. Being the boss often means being paid less or last until your company gets its legs. “You pay your employees first and if there’s anything left, then you get that,” says one veteran. “That’s life as an entrepreneur.” More »How to Set your Salary as a Startup Business Owner