Need Help Thinking of Business Ideas? Use These 10 Examples to Get Started

by Ciara Ainsley McLaren Updated November 7, 2022 There’s a lot to like about running a small business. When you’re your own boss, you get to make your own rules and set your own hours. And if you’re lucky enough to run a successful business, it can pay more than a 9-to-5. But what kind […]

The 49 Best Home Business Ideas for 2023

by Tiffany Connors, Nicole Dow Updated June 23, 2023 You fantasize about ditching the daily commute and starting a business from the comfort of home. The only problem with your entrepreneurial daydream? You don’t have any idea what kind of business to start, much less how to make it profitable. No worries, we’re here to […]

Get Your New Small Business Noticed With These 13 Marketing Tips

by Rachel Christian, CEPF®, Matt Reinstetle Updated April 21, 2023 Small business owners are always looking for ways to save money, and marketing is no exception. How do you stand out from the crowd and tell the world about your amazing business — without spending a fortune? Don’t let a limited marketing budget hold you […]

These 11 Tips Will Help You Get Financing to Start a Small Business

by Matt Reinstetle (Staff Writer) Updated November 30, 2022 For entrepreneurs, obtaining the right amount of funding can mean the difference between success and failure when launching a small business. But for newbies, knowing how and where to find working capital can be an intimidating process. So, where do you start? There are several ways […]

Turn Your Brilliant Idea Into a Business With This 10-Step Guide

by Adam Hardy (Contributor) Updated March 20, 2023 At one point or another, you may have had a stroke of genius: a business idea that stopped you in your tracks. We all get them from time to time. We think about them for days or even weeks. Then we get busy with other things, and […]

11 Cheap Business Ideas You Can Start for Less Than $1,000

by Robert Bruce (Senior Writer) Updated August 8, 2023 Sometimes we think of starting a business as some major, risky, life-changing expense that will require a huge loan or major funding from investors.  But that’s simply not the case.  Sure, if you’re opening up a downtown restaurant or a retail outlet, then you’ll probably need […]