Are you having trouble coming up with business ideas? There are endless creative ways to discover innovative solutions, and we cover many of them here. If you want to start a business, but aren't sure what kind to start, this guide will show you strategies for brainstorming your next great business idea.

Starting a Business

How to Come up with Hundreds of Business Ideas

Are you having trouble coming up with business ideas? There are endless creative ways to discover innovative solutions, and we cover many of them here. If you want to start a business, but aren't sure what kind to start, this guide will show you strategies for brainstorming your next great business idea.

By Candice Landau |

How to Set Clear and Actionable Goals for Your Business

Many business owners know what they want, but struggle to hit their business targets. Here's how to set actionable business goals that will help you grow your company successfully.

By Jennifer Quinn |

Top Tools and Techniques to Help You Name Your Business

How do you decide on a business name? If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. These tools and resources will help you name your business—and have fun while you do it.

By Briana Morgaine |

Can’t Decide What Business to Start in 2019? No Problem, We’ll Tell You

So, you want to start a business, but what kind should you start? Here are the most popular business plans on Bplans for 2018, plus our recommendations for what business to start in 2019.

By Candice Landau |

20+ Gifts for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

The holidays are almost upon us—do you have all of your gifts ready? We've got 20+ fantastic gifts for entrepreneurs. Find the perfect gift for the entrepreneur on your shopping list, or if you're the entrepreneur, pick up a gift for yourself (we won't judge).

By Briana Morgaine |

How to Create a Unique Value Proposition

What makes your business stand out from the competition? Learn how to create a unique value proposition (also called a unique selling position) to set your business apart from competitors.

By Lisa Furgison |

How to Start a Nonprofit [Updated for 2019]

Starting a nonprofit requires thorough planning and dedication. If you're wondering how to start a nonprofit, read on—we've covered the outline for a nonprofit business plan, and included all the steps you need to go through to start a nonprofit, as well as free nonprofit sample business plans.

By Angelique O'Rourke |

The Mindset Game: 7 Lessons for Every Entrepreneur

The most common, the most difficult, and the most frustrating challenges of starting and running a business always seem to be related to the way you and others on your team think. Here's why your mindset matters, and how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

By Jesse Nieminen |

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Are you having trouble coming up with business ideas? There are endless creative ways to discover innovative solutions, and we cover many of them here. If you want to start a business, but aren't sure what kind to start, this guide will show you strategies for brainstorming your next great business idea.