Starting a Business

Should You Patent Your Idea?

You and your team have invented something unique. You have a hunch that this could be the next big thing. Should you protect your idea by filing a patent?

By Kanika Sharma | Share This

4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Shop

Thinking about starting an Etsy business? Here's why one entrepreneur's first Etsy business failed, and what she changed to make it a success.

By Lisa Furgison | Share This

How to Start an Online Business in 4 Steps

We’ve come a long way since Amazon sold its first book online in 1995. If you’ve been wondering how to start an online business, here's how you can pick which business model is right for you and how to get started.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

How to Build a Boss Brand [Part I]

Want to fast track your business success? Here's how Katrina Julia combined all she learned into a smart approach to helping businesses start and grow.

By Katrina Julia | Share This

Should You Launch a Writing Business in 2018?

Starting your own writing business is easier than ever, but making it work as a full-time gig is still challenging. Here's how to start a writing business in 2018.

By Samantha Engman | Share This

Entrepreneur Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed?

How do you know if you're ready to become an entrepreneur? Starting your own business is a big step, and it's important to make sure you've got the necessary drive, experience, and support network. Take our entrepreneur quiz to find out!

By Jonathan Michael | Share This

How to Form an LLC

An LLC can offer small business owners the best of both worlds. Here's the rundown on how to form an LLC, or limited liability company.

By Brette Sember | Share This

How to Map Out an Ecommerce Business Plan in 1 Hour

Every successful ecommerce business needs to begin with a plan. But what exactly this plan look like? Here's how to write a great ecommerce business plan that covers everything you need to get started—in under an hour.

By Victoria Greene | Share This

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You've invented something unique. You have a hunch that this could be the next big thing. Should you protect your idea by filing a patent?