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Federal Regulations for a Small Home Food Business
When thinking of what kind of business you would like to start a food related business is often at the top of the list. However, because of food safety, food businesses are one of the most highly regulated businesses. Many of the regulations and licenses required are at the state level. The moment your product is sold across state lines, your business becomes subject to federal regulation. More ...

The Mom Inventors Handbook
I'm the type of person who is continuously annoyed (just ask my wife). I get especially annoyed when something that should be dirt simple turns out to be a royal pain in the butt. A wise person would look at each annoying incident as an opportunity to invent something to solve a problem and get rich. More ...

Accounting Basic - What is Accounting?
This article explains the basics of accounting: the accounting cycle, the accounting equation, and the general ledger. More ...

Important Information When Considering an Invention Promotion Firm
Think you have a great idea for a new product or service? You're not alone. Every year, tens of thousands of people try to develop their ideas and commercially market them. Many use the services of an invention promotion firm. More ...

Top Ten Halloween Income Streams
I spent hours online, researching Halloween crafts and recipes to try. While engaged in such research, I was thinking about how your love for Halloween might lead you to many lucrative income streams. More ...

Public Domain Profits
To put it in simple terms, anything created before 1923 is now in the public domain. Anything created between 1924 and 1963 is in the public domain unless the copyright was renewed. Most of the time these copyrights were not renewed because either the owners weren't making any money off the work, or they just forgot the deadline. More ...

Home Based Businesses - Never Be the Product
With the instability of today's economy, a lot of people wonder if this is the right time to start their own home based business. Many home based businesses have substantial up front investments, no proven marketing campaigns to bring people to your product, and no system to make the sales pitch of their product easy. More ...

Home Office Deductions
Home office deductions are one of the perks of working from home, however, there are clear drawbacks too. Deducting your home office can increase your chances of getting audited. Additionally, by claiming your home office you can get taxed when selling your home. More ...

Business Startup Checklist
Use this comprehensive checklist to plan each step of your new business startup. You can use these steps as a guideline for completing all of the necessary business startup tasks. More ...

Small Business Success Tips - Promotion
Promotion is not the same as marketing. Promotion of a small business encompasses all methods of getting the word about your small business out into the community. Marketing, public relations, networking, advertising, press releases, and many more actions all are forms of promotion. More ...

How to Stay Focused on Your Home Business Goals
When you are the owner of a home business, you will find hundreds of distractions that vie for your time, energy and focus. As an owner of a home based business, you must always remember your purpose in bringing your profession home. More ...

Have You Registered Your Service Mark?
First of all what IS a "service mark?" Well, a trademark applies to goods or products (such as a car or a washing machine) while a service mark refers to services (like coaching, transportation and storage, or legal work). More ...

Finding Your Home Business Niche
When some folks begin to think about a business of their own, they know in that very moment what kind they are going to start. Then, there are the rest of us... Knowing that we want to have a business of our own is not enough. Many of us have struggled with the important question of what type of enterprise we would like to start. More ...

Flying Without a Net
One of the most exciting and daunting things about starting your own home-based business as your sole means of income is the reality that no one is responsible for your success or failure but you. More ...

Work at Home Opportunities
The first thing that I recommend to people thinking about starting a work from home program is to ask yourself what are you passionate about. You should have an interest and a familiarity with the business that you get involved with to be successful. More ...

How to Pick a Winning Business Name
Many marketing campaigns are solely based on business names. Despite this many people, completely ignore spending time picking a good business name. This very often happens, when someone believes to have a winning business idea, and wants to kick it off as soon as possible. More ...

A Childproof and Workable Home Office
My young children have ripped up or colored on important papers, stuck objects into disk drives, and jammed the printers with toys. With this under my belt, I can give you some good advice on how to prevent this happening in your home office. More ...

Small Business Success Tips - Marketing
For a small business, marketing is crucial. It is also very expensive if done badly. A small business owner just starting out should take two primary marketing steps simultaneously, whether or not he can hire marketing help. More ...

How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
You might be wondering why there are so many nonprofit organizations in the U.S. The IRS requires compensation packages for nonprofit executives (and other nonprofit employees) to be "reasonable". Fortunately, the IRS doesn't define reasonable. There are legitimate, charitable organizations whose executives make $250,000 and more. More ...

Financing a Home Business With a Microloan
There are several ways to finance your new home business such as getting a loan from your local bank, taking out a loan from your 401k or retirement savings or applying for a microloan from the Small Business Association. More ...