Ready, Set, Startup

If you're looking to open a new business, this could be your year. Follow our step-by-step guide and before you know it, you'll be putting your business ideas into action.


10 Reasons to Apply for the CO— 100

The CO— 100 is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s expanded small business awards program. Read on to find out more about the program and how to apply.

What Are QR Code Payments?

With a scan-to-pay system, you can accept unlimited payments without adding checkout lines. Learn how to create a QR code for payment and improve customer experiences.

How to Spark Entrepreneurial Creativity

These five strategies can help you break out of your creative rut and spark entrepreneurial thinking.

What It Takes to Develop and Launch a Sustainable Product

The founders of PlantSwitch, Matter, and Repurpose, which make compostable dinnerware, storage containers, and more, share their strategies for landing funding, scaling production, and breaking into big retail.

Key Elements Every Business Website Needs

Your business’s website helps you attract and convert the right customers to your business. Here are six critical elements every business website should have.

Guide to Purchasing Electronic Medical Records Software

Ready to choose and buy an EMR system for your office? Learn how to find the right health care solution.

How to Test Business Ideas

Testing your business idea will help you prove its viability and ensure there's a solid market for your new company. Here are seven steps to get started.

How to Be a More Authentic Entrepreneur (and How It Can Help Your Business)

Authenticity is more than just a marketing buzzword. Here's how to make your next venture truly authentic to build long-term customer loyalty.

Old-Fashioned Businesses Making a Comeback

Though innovation and technological advancements left some businesses obsolete, other old-fashioned businesses are making comebacks in the modern age.

How to Create a Better Small Business Budget

These expert-approved strategies can help small business owners create a smart and financially healthy budget.