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15 Businesses You Can Start With $5,000 or Less

Are you serious about starting a business, but lack the big bucks? Before you take out a bank loan, consider that you can start a number of businesses for as little as several hundred dollars. We’ve compiled a list of 15 proven businesses that you… Read more

12 Pervasive Myths About Starting a Small Business

Share Few subjects are as plagued by myths and falsehoods as starting a small business. Everywhere you turn, someone is making sweeping proclamations about small businesses – the difficulty of starting one, the risks involved, the odds of… Read more

6 Steps to the Perfect Pitch

This is a guest post by Scott Gerber of Gerber Enterprises. Got entrepreneur war stories? Shortly after my college graduation, a few friends and I started a new media company. Within a few weeks we fleshed out the concept, wrote a business… Read more

Hybrid Companies and the Future of the Economy: An Interview with Criterion’s Andrew Greenblatt

In the past, it was easy. Corporations made money. Nonprofits helped the world. If a corporation wanted to help the world, it would donate to a nonprofit, or set up its own foundation. That model is changing. Social ventures, a new kind of… Read more

15 Bedtime Stories That Keep Entrepreneurs Awake at Night: Book Review

“I remember sitting with my head held in my hands a number of years ago, unsure if my fledgling business was going to survive,” writes David Ingram at the beginning of 15 Bedtime Stories That Keep Entrepreneurs Awake at Night. “…I was… Read more

The Unique Origins of 25 Popular Products

Happy accidents make good inventions. Spills, explosions, odd chemical reactions, and plain old forgetfulness produced some of today’s most practical products. From saccharin to shopping carts, each of the inventions below has a strange and unique… Read more

The Trump Network: Coming to a Hotel Conference Room Near You

I was surprised yesterday, while browsing the booths at a local business women’s conference, to see a spread for The Trump Network. I shouldn’t have been surprised. I didn’t want to encourage the woman who was eagerly showing me the… Read more

12 Amazing Success Stories of Unlikely Entrepreneurs

This is a guest post by Merrin Muxlow from Resource Nation. One of my favorite Business Pundit posts of all time profiles 25 visionary entrepreneurs who “created empires from virtually nothing.” While entrepreneurial success stories are… Read more

Need Office Space? Try Co-Working For Free

The new trend of co-working allows entrepreneurs to build community in shared work spaces that are inexpensive and professional. Co-working space provider OfficeLinks hopes to grow the market for this service and lure lonesome work-at-homers… Read more

Take Your Camaro to Papa John’s For Free Pizza

John Schnatter embarked on a nationwide road trip this summer to find the beloved 1971 Z28 Camaro he sold more than 25 years ago in order to help his dad’s tavern survive, and ultimately launch Papa John’s Pizza. And when he found it, Papa… Read more

Cadets Peddle Custom Baby Bedding, Get Fortune’s Attention

When the baby bedding business is booming, you have to wonder how bad the economy really is. Babybedding.com, the website of baby linen manufacturer Carousel Designs, was featured in the August 2009 issue of Fortune Small Business.  As part… Read more

“Free Car” Sites Pay You to Brand Your Car

Several years ago, getting paid to drive a brand-wrapped car was bordering on popular. The trend later fizzled, but, thanks to the recession, branded “free cars” could be making a comeback. Matzav.com details how it works: Here’s the basic… Read more

David Siteman Garland and The Rise to the Top: An Interview

This isn’t your grandfather’s business show. And guaranteed: No pleated pants. With these words, David Siteman Garland introduces another episode of The Rise to the Top. The syndicated show is nearing its second season, and the… Read more

When Entrepreneurship Meets Kindergarten

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