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Thinking about how to start a business? You’ll need funds. And a business plan. And to incorporate. Find tips and tools on these and other important elements of starting a business.

Business Basic Structure

Economy

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of Women-Owned Businesses

Successful women entrepreneurs are changing the face and the pace of small business growth in the United States.

MyBusiness

How to Start a Boutique Hotel

Small, intimate lodgings are growing in popularity. Here’s how to take part in the trend.

Business Start Up Financing

Marketing

My Weird Business: Sprayable Energy

Caffeine—coffee, specifically—might be the lifeblood of achievers, but it doesn’t always agree with them

Money

What to Say When a Client Says ‘No’

‘No’ doesn’t have to be the final word. Here’s how to negotiate with naysaying clients.

Business Plans

Marketing

The Color of Marketing

The right color can say a lot about your business and motivate a customer to buy

Marketing

My Weird Business: Sprayable Energy

Caffeine—coffee, specifically—might be the lifeblood of achievers, but it doesn’t always agree with them

Franchising

MyBusiness

How to Start a Business in Casper, Wyoming

Why? Because this is one of the best small places for business.

MyBusiness

How to Start a Business in Orlando

One of the best cities for small business, Orlando, Florida, offers so much more than big tourist traps.

Home Based Business

Regulation

Zoning Laws Are Annoying

But fail to follow local zoning ordinances, and your small business could fail before it even begins.

MyBusiness

How to Start a Business in Phoenix, Arizona

The sprawl of one of the fastest growing cities presents small business with opportunities and challenges.

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