Articles on Entrepreneurship

The three secrets to a successful family business

Everyone sees the family business as a safety net. But if your family doesn't prepare, that safety net likely won't be around for the next generation.

Business Plan Basics

I have a business and offer writing services so, on occasion, I have been asked to write business plans. Those making such requests are generally very eager, convinced of their

A (by no means definitive) list of some cool (and free!) additions for your blog or website

As a supplement to my last post about using WordPress to set up a personal or business website for free (minus the price of domain name registration and/or hosting), here are some ideas for enhancing the functionality of your site or blog with some [more]

Using WordPress for Blogging and More

This article provides some instructions for anyone who would like to set up a basic website for themselves, but who does not have much experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. Much to the chagrin of some designers and programmers, there’s a variety of ea [more]

Over 7 million money-making ideas - Google Patents

Ever dreamed of patenting a great idea that could make you a fortune? The Pet Rock maybe? Or the Jump To Conclusions mat? Well, you'll find even more crazy ideas using Google Patent Search , or even better, submit one of your own. [more]

Can You Afford to Follow Your Dreams? Can You Afford NOT to?

This is where I was going to write a lot of pretty things about having priorities and about how money can't be everything or else you'll die sad. In the last couple of days, though

Comics Curmudgeon: Filthy Rich Blogger Divulges Secrets to Wealth!

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you thought Garfield was funny? Maybe you shared his fear of spiders or intense love of lasagna? And then, as you got older, Garfield became increasingly less funny? [more]

Seamstress Sui Generis - Designer Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle)

Designer Amy Doan, of Shrinkle, shares on her stellar success as an eBay fashionista.

Mr. Cheap Stuff: Who do you think you are?

We're chatting with Dean Takamine, the savvy saver behind Mr. Cheap Stuff. Here's the low-down on his love of deals!

EBay’s Non-Paying Bidders

eBay is an imperfect system, simply because for the most part it is run on non-binding contracts. How do you get your money?

The Sale Aftermath: Beware of PayPal Chargebacks

PayPal is super convenient — chargebacks are not. Here's how Internet entrepreneurs can avoid getting tangled in a sticky situation.

Effective eBay Listing

Ready to start selling on eBay? Here is a checklist to nail an effective, successful, and money-making listing.

The Business of eBay

Thinking of quitting your day job to sell on eBay full time? Here are a few things you should know before you make the jump.

Free Entrepreneur Book by Seth Godin: The Bootstrapper's Bible

Seth Godin's The Bookstrapper's Bible aims to teach people how to build a business with a great idea and almost no money. Download a PDF version for free.