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Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected. View
Simple Steps for Starting or Growing Your Business Workbooks Learn the fundamentals of starting or growing a business with our free Simple Steps workbooks. View
How to Really Start Your Own Business eBook A workbook from The Company Corporation and SCORE that helps detail all the steps necessary to successfully start your own small business. View
The First Question To Ask In Successfully Commercializing A New Product Every year new successful products hit the market and we commonly see and know about those successful products.  While these successful few are the result of effort and focus, these products and many failed products all started with good ideas.  As a product innovator, you may believe... View
Turning Art into a Business Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, gives tips to artists looking to enter the business world. View
What I’ve Learned About Pricing Part of pricing is trial and error. As your business grows, learn from your experiences and discover what works and what doesn't. Entrepreneur and small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares three things she's learned about pricing. View
Passion, Reality and Starting a Business Starting a business is not easy.  An entrepreneur needs to understand and express his/her passion. To do so means developing a mission statement and a plan. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Starting a business also requires enthusiasm, energy, and persistence to market... View
Hot Demographic Trends: Digital natives, Millennial, Baby Boomers and more Demographic trends are important, because they predict current and emerging buyer behavior. (One of the best places to find demographic data is the US Census Bureau website - it’s free and there's tons of information there.)  View