• Use Facebook right, and you'll boost your small business image -- and your profits. Here's how

  • Many people know that Google and Facebook were started in dorm rooms. But a business doesn't have to be a household name, or even a dot-com, to make real money. Enterprising students are learning that the best, and most lucrative, jobs on campus can be the ones they create themselves. And they're doing it in ever-increasing numbers

  • What if you could make money doing what you already know and what you're passionate about doing? We're all experts at something. Everyone has their own abilities, skills and unique life experiences that they can share with others. Why not make a business out of it?

  • With new technologies that make it cheaper to start your own business and a widespread need to earn additional income during the recession, more professionals are taking on paying projects in addition to their day jobs. Whether you're selling a service or promoting a product or driving traffic to a website, juggling a business on the side is the new nine-to-five

  • Thanks in part to high unemployment and poor prospects for middle-aged job seekers, more people than ever are now considering starting a small business. Here's a compilation of risks and benefits to help you out

  • Apple hasn't been a huge player in the business market. For the past 20 years or so, small businesses have mostly chosen Windows-based PCs over Macs -- and Macs are, after all, more expensive. Although it's unlikely that any major changes are in store, Apple has opened a new front in the small-business market with the iPad. Here's the pros and cons of an iPad for your small business

  • Web-based tools can now help you get your small business up and running, get legal work done, professionalize your accounting and billing, and collaborate with others. If your home business still needs to get out of the dark ages -- or you want to get off on the right foot -- here is how Web resources can help you get organized

  • An estimated five million women across the country have hired themselves as head honchos and launched their own home-based business. With many working moms out of a job and at-home moms eager to bring in extra income, the idea of being your own boss is becoming more attractive than ever. So how do you figure out what's right for the times? And how do you get started on a business?

  • Many factors will drive a major trend toward boomer entrepreneurship in the years ahead. For some, that will mean launching full-scale businesses with partners, investors and employees, office space, and all of the accompanying headaches. But far more will start very small ventures that allow their owners to mix work, play, and other pursuits

  • We've all heard the stories: A mom has a big idea, such as inventing a device to prevent toddlers from unrolling an entire roll of toilet paper, and overnight she becomes a millionaire. It sounds easy -- but is it? Here's myths -- and realities -- about becoming a successful mompreneur

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  • Sharon Reed Abboud, author of All Moms Work: Short-Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success, writes about 'the new mommy track,' or the trend towards mothers finding creative ways of combining work and family after their children are born. Abboud says telecommuting, freelancing, and owning your own business are all ways to make it possible

  • Instead of taking a risk that could end in a cataclysmic strikeout, your goal is to limit the risk of financial catastrophe. This means containing projects so that a swing and a miss doesn't have the potential to ruin your life. Here are five rules to reduce risk when starting a small business

  • In this strained economy, more and more workers are exiting the once secure realm of corporate jobs -- many because of layoffs -- and starting their own businesses. Last year, more than 600,000 small firms were started in the U.S. Trouble is, only half will survive beyond five years. Here are some steps to help you land among the winners

  • My small business is teetering, mostly down but with an occasional burst of recovery. I feel the stress of the economy closing in on me. After 15 years, I'm thinking maybe I should rethink what I'm doing with my future. You've seen recessions come and go. So, what words of wisdom do you have for me?

  • Millions of business owners who work from home have avoided the burdens of renting or buying office space. Telecommunications technology has made running a business out of your home easier than ever. But home-based businesses face some unique challenges. They include complicated legal topics that few people think about before they go into entrepreneurship. Here are a few ...

  • Conventional wisdom holds true when it comes to small businesses struggling in an economic recession. But despite all these disadvantages, the number of small businesses as a whole seems to be recession-proof

  • Starting a business is difficult at any age. Here are some tips to help baby boomer start-ups boom

  • The myth of failure that, "9 out of 10 businesses close in their first year" is far from the truth.

  • Some people start businesses later in life because they want to; others do it out of necessity after a job loss. Steve Vernon is among the fortunate ones who made the leap to entrepreneurship on his own.