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Starting a Business

This page offers information to help entrepreneurs with their business start-up. Many tips describing the fundamentals for a home based (SOHO) or office based business. Read profiles of successful start-ups companies, learn how government agencies like the SBA can help and understand the importance of well defined objectives.

Advice for starting a business
Resources you need to get your business up and running, including special offers designed for new businesses.

Free Course for start-ups and entrepreneurs
Since 1992, MOBI has supported the education of entrepreneurs and development of new businesses. Thousands of start-up and operating entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the free course. By providing free educational coursework to entrepreneurs, My Own Business is nurturing one of the greatest opportunities in the free world: going into business for oneself.

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Incorporating is one of the best ways a business owner can protect his or her personal assets. LegalZoom is nationally recognized as the #1 online legal document and filing service. We’ve been recommended by the Wall Street Journal, Larry King, ABC News, Fox News, USA Today, MSN, and Popular Science.

Help with starting a business or franchise
Starting your own business or buying a franchise is tough, even in a strong economy. You’ll have to research the market, secure financing, open a shop, hire employees and run the enterprise. StartupJournal can help. Our content comes from the powerful editorial resources of The Wall Street Journal, the world’s leading business publication, as well as WSJ.com, industry experts and StartupJournal’s editorial team.

Start-up resources
Our site is one of the most comprehensive sites on the Web for small and growing businesses, with over 2000 articles, how-to, forms, agreements, questions-and-answers, solutions, and services.

Entrepreneurial resources
EntreWorld is designed to increase your productivity by getting you essential information as quickly and easily as possible. Recognized by USA Today, Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company as a premier online resource for small business owners, the EntreWorld search engine delivers the best and most useful information, guidance and contacts for you, the entrepreneur.

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