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6 Money Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

Wondering if your small business will survive the current economic turbulence? Is your heart sinking everytime you hear more bad news? Face it, the prosperity bubble has burst and it is a difficult time to get credit. Here are some money saving tips to help you weather the storm.

Leah McLaren: Model Entrepreneur For Young Writers

Journalism and writing are popular career aspirations for today's youth, but most don't know the right way to go about chasing their dreams. Leah McLaren is a popular columnist, magazine contributor and author who sets a model example for young entrepreneurs hoping to see their names in print.

The Year in Review: 2008’s Top Industries for New Businesses

The best business opportunities in 2008 opened the doors of success for entrepreneurs looking to start their small businesses. Within these markets, businesses both successful and bizarre established themselves and found their niches.


Vator.tv: Entrepreneurs Network and Pitch Business Ideas Online

For an entrepreneur starting a small business, their life quickly becomes consumed by marketing their new idea to get it off the ground. Vator.tv.com tries to ease the startup process; it provides resources, allows them to post their 3-minute video pitches online and creates networking opportunities.

 


Are You Ready to Start a Business? Find Out With the Small Business Assessment Tool

How do you know when you are emotionally and financially ready to take your big business idea to the next step and make it a reality? The Small Business Assessment Tool, presented by the US Small Business Administration helps ease you into the decisions that surround getting your business started.

For Inventors, Young & Old: "Prototype This" On Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel, the "number one non-fiction media company," has produced a TV series just perfect for inventors, designers, and wannabes of any age. It's called Prototype This and guess what it is not! It is NOT a reality show! Hurray!

Ponoko Lets You Create And Sell Your Own Products

Do you have a design idea for jewelry or other products but don't know where or how to get started? There is now a solution in Ponoko, the world's largest marketplace for product plans.

Already a Part-Time Entrepreneur? - 6 Tips to Survive Running a Part-Time Business

Do you know what I really think? Part-time entrepreneurship is for hard-core workaholics with nothing else to do except work. Most normal humanoids would rebel against giving up their lunch breaks or after-office martinis to slave over the latest financial figures and think about ways to expand the business. I should know.


Be A Part-Time Entrepreneur - Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Doing Your Business Part-Time

You don't always have to go into entrepreneurship full-time. If you have a business idea, maybe it's best that you take it for a test drive before taking the step forward. Is part-time entrepreneurship for you? Here are three reasons that tell you why.

Ideas Above My Station

I've gradually become aware, over the course of my last 500 or so ideas, that there are several modes of thinking from which ideas for inventions emerge.

Experiences, Our Best Invention Resources

Where does an inventor who wants to innovate, create and improve products seek out their best potential? Must we re-tool our thinking and change often? Where do our ideas come from and where do we look for them?

The Genius of Wile E. Coyote

There have been numerous Inventors throughout the ages that have helped push human progress to the next level. I want to discuss one such Inventor that has been sadly overlooked. His name is Wile E. Coyote.

Writing the Business Plan

To succeed in business, you must have a business plan. Business plans serve as the roadmap for your start-up. It also helps the entrepreneur view the economic viability of his proposed business by analyzing its various aspects.

Educating Your Market: The Problem With New Inventions

New inventions are difficult to market. Why? Because despite its many features designed to help the average Joe, in reality, you will always have to educate your target audience for your invention.

So You're an Inventor.. Can you be an Entrepreneur?

Just about anyone can have an idea. Not everyone, however, is an inventor. The truth is most people are just content to have their big idea sitting pretty in some cobwebbed portion of their brain--