STARTING A BUSINESS

The Starting a Business channel helps you navigate the complex world of a startup. Curious about venture capital and business ideas? Look no further.
Featured

How Business Plans Work

Now that you've decided you want to start your own business, you need to figure out a play of how to cover all of your bases before you take the plunge. A good business plan can help you organize your new business. Find out how to create a business plan.

1-10 of 73
  • 10 Common Problems for New Businesses

    10 Common Problems for New Businesses

    Starting a new business sounds great, right? From now on, you're your own boss. But if you aren't careful, you could run into trouble. See more »

  • 10 Online Business Ideas That Never Took Off

    10 Online Business Ideas That Never Took Off

    Some dot-coms were flat-out terrible ideas, while others were simply ahead of their time. What's the story behind these online companies with real-world failures? See more »

  • 10 Skills That You Need to Run an Online Business by Yourself

    10 Skills That You Need to Run an Online Business by Yourself

    If you've had to work for someone to earn your weekly paycheck, the idea of being your own boss may seem incredibly liberating. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, it's easier than ever to start your own business — as long as you have a few skills. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Finance a New Business

    10 Ways to Finance a New Business

    Getting the idea for a new business is easy. Finding the cash to start it is something else. So where do you get some startup capital? See more »

  • Can you generate a business plan online?

    Can you generate a business plan online?

    In the past, you practically had to get an MBA to learn how to write a business plan. But investors today value plans that are sharp and to the point — and you can easily figure it out online. See more »

  • Can you operate an online business from home?

    Can you operate an online business from home?

    From Disney and Mattel to Apple and Amazon, countless U.S. business staples have started in someone's home. The Internet only makes this feat easier. Could your home be the incubator for the next big online company? See more »

  • Do online businesses have lower startup costs?

    Do online businesses have lower startup costs?

    Is it true that online businesses have lower startup costs than traditional companies? Sometimes. Etsy shops are fairly cheap, but it'll be a different story if you're trying to launch the world's next great technology. See more »

  • Do you need a business license to sell things online?

    Do you need a business license to sell things online?

    Licensing seems so arbitrary — why do you need a license to catch a fish, for example, but not to be a parent? Sometimes, though, you need to follow the rules and get one. Is selling things online one of those times? See more »

  • How Business Legal Structures Work

    How Business Legal Structures Work

    C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships... These are just a few of the legal structures utilized in the business world, and each one has different legal and financial ramifications. See more »

  • How Creating an Online Business Works

    How Creating an Online Business Works

    What does it take to put together a nice and effective e-commerce website? Is it a lot of money? Sometimes. Is it a lot of skill? Many times. Is it a lot common sense and patience? Always! See more »

1-10 of 73
  • Most Popular