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How to Start a Boutique Hotel

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

Business Ideas

How to Start an Etsy Shop

What to know before launching your business on the “quirky aunt of e-commerce.”

Business Basic Structure »


1 Question, 3 Answers: When Is the Right Time to Transition From Food Truck to Storefront?

Making the move from the street to a bricks-and-mortar location


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.

Business Start Up Financing »


Small Business Decisions: S-Corp or LLC?

Consider the pluses and minuses of two structures available to small businesses.


My Weird Business: Engineering Laughter

When a technologist had to overcome stage fright and then boredom, he found his way into some funny business.

Business Plans »


Escaping a Creative Rut

Small business owners should ask themselves tough questions to gain fresh insights.


What’s in a Logo?

Consider these tips for creating a logo that grabs attention and ‘speaks’ compellingly about your business.

Franchising »


Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising [Infographic]

Consider these Pros and Cons when purchasing a franschise business


10 Hot Franchise Sectors for 2013

Senior care and mobile businesses show promise along with niche food-focused operations.

Home Based Business »


Zoning Laws Are Annoying

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


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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