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.

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Business ideas require a great deal of planning in order to bring them to life. Do you know what it takes to start a successful business? Learn about business ideas and how to turn a business idea into a working business.

By Lee Ann Obringer

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!

By Lee Ann Obringer & Melanie Radzicki McManus

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.

By Michael Molnar


Want to be your own boss? Franchising gives you the opportunity to own your own business while skipping some of the more detailed steps. Learn all about franchising and how you can become an owner.

By Lee Ann Obringer

Venture capital is the first step to setting up a new business. Learn about venture capital and how to acquire it.