The business name alone helps make Clough's enterprise a natural fit in the 2007 StartupNation Home-Based 100 "Wackiest" category. More »Nashville Lappy Hour gets wacky with dogs and drinks
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Doug Knippel was looking at his compost a few years back and noticed a group of redworms crawling around in the dirt. That's when he began to unearth his business plan. More »One person's grunge is another person's livelihood
The 33-year-old Silver, who collected his wealth through a series of Internet ventures, is, in a word, unique. More »Best Financial Performer runner-up writes, sells, soars
The baby boomer generation has done well, and Larry Murphy, selected as the winner of StartupNation's 2007 Home-Based 100 "Boomers Back in Business" category, epitomizes this segment perfectly. More »Boomer winner 'lured' into a home business
As attention on global warming and other critical environmental issues mounts, interest in the perceived marketing benefits of "going green" is on the rise as well. That has many entrepreneurs asking, "What can my business do to make a difference?" More »Sweet Onion Creations sweetens its business by going green
To keep your business alive during its first year, you must learn how to spend your company's money wisely. Your objective is to scrimp on what is not important in order to buy what is. More »Improving Cash Flow in Your 50+ Business by Saving Money
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
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