Everything that you need to know to start your own business. From business ideas to researching the competition.

Business Ideas

Ready to start a business? We'll help you find the perfect business idea.


Dig deep into your business idea to discover opportunities and unexpected roadblocks.


There's more to being a startup than registering a business. The A-Z guide to getting ready to launch your business.


Writing a Business Partnership Agreement

Deciding to go into business with a partner is an extremely important decision. Here are some tips for approaching and creating your partnership agreement.

LGBTQ-Owned Business Directories

These six sites offer LGBTQ resources and directories for both queer-friendly small businesses and customers looking to support LGBTQ-owned companies.

How to Start a Contracting Business

Construction contracting businesses often have higher barriers to overcome when starting out. From licensing requirements to marketing strategies, here are some tips to help you get started.

Resources for LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses

These 10 resources can help increase inclusion in the workplace and provide opportunities for LGBTQ+-owned businesses.

A Guide to Writing a Company Vehicle Use Policy

Before you let employees drive a company vehicle, ensure you have a policy in place to clearly define the rules. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Start a Real Estate Business: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn the necessary requirements and fees to officially operate as a real estate agent and the marketing techniques to make your business successful.

Companies Designed to Help Small Businesses Cut Waste

Cutting waste can be great for the environment and your business’s bottom line. Here are some companies that help small businesses reduce waste.

Doing Business As: What It Means to Register a DBA

Registering a DBA can give your company a unique identity separate from your personal name and help you enter a new market when the time is right.

How to Bid on a Government Contract

Follow these steps to get your NAICS code and become eligible to bid on federal government contracts.

Guide to the IPO Process

Transitioning from a private to a public company can raise substantial capital. Learn how an initial public offering works.

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