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30+ Small Business Ideas That Use Skills You Already Have

When choosing a business idea, it’s smart to look at your strengths, skill set, and things you're already passionate about. Here are over 30 great small business ideas, based around evaluating the skills and interests you already have.


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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?


5 Steps for Entrepreneurs with an Idea, but No Funding

Every business starts with an idea. But, what if you don't have funding to bring your idea to life? If that sounds like you, follow these five steps.


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How to Move on When Your Business Idea Fails

The key to being a successful entrepreneur isn't just coming up with a great business idea. It’s continuing to come up with great ideas, even after failure.


Our Best Resources to Help You Find a Business Idea

Maybe you know you'd make a great entrepreneur, but you're having trouble finding that perfect idea. Whether you're after suggestions, help with the brainstorming process, or tips for validating your idea, this list of great resources can help.


17 Eclectic Businesses That Let You Work From Home

Working from home doesn't have to mean shutting yourself in a home office day after day. These unique, offbeat business ideas will spark your creativity and inspiration—greeting card writing business, anyone?


Going Beyond the Napkin: How Do You Know If Your Idea Is Any Good?

How do you know if your business idea is a good one? Is it worth pursuing now, or does it need to be refined and improved—or maybe forgotten about entirely? Here's how to find out.


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