Starting a Business – Tips and Advice

Getting things done right during the startup phase of a business is crucial for the long term success of that business. The Starting a Business topic area on Bright Hub’s Entrepreneurship deals specifically with those matters and concerns that need to be handled before a business even opens its doors.
In particular, our business analysts will share advice on items such as what steps need to be taken during business startup, which industries offer high growth potential, and mistakes to avoid when starting a business. We also take a more in-depth look at the requirements needed for certain types of businesses, whether you plan to start a flower shop or open up a consignment store.
Regardless of the business industry you choose, there are a number of startup issues common to all ventures. For more detailed advice and strategy suggestions, be sure to check out our latest articles.

Bringing Your Business Idea to Life

If you’ve been stricken by an idea you can’t get out of your head, you may be wondering how it is that you can turn your business idea into an actual business. While it may seem overwhelming, the actual process of moving from idea to actual business is best done in a linear fashion, step-by-step.

Guide to Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget

Even if you don’t have much cash in the bank, you can become your own boss. Learn money-saving tips; find out how to advertise for next to nothing, download free templates to help you plan and track progress and more with the help of the resources in this comprehensive guide.

Business Start-Up Costs: What You Should Plan For

Business start-up costs include licensing fees, inventory costs, and equipment costs. Before you start the business, even if you do not draft a business plan, you should outline the costs for start-up to ensure that you have enough operating capital to get to grand opening.

Guide to Opening a Niche Small Business

You may find opening a niche small business to be challenging because you must locate those who require your service or product. You need to reach out to a smaller population rather than just anyone. Here are important facts you need to know.

Everything You Need to Know About Franchises

The world of owning a franchise involves a lot of time and effort. How does any entrepreneur know if the franchise life is right for them? Fear not, because here, Bright Hub takes the guesswork and myths out of owning a franchise, including some real hard truths in this guide to franchises.

A Guide to Starting a Travel Club Business

This article is geared for the traveling enthusiast as a way to continue flying or sailing across the globe as a full-time career! Learn about travel clubs and the different steps to starting a travel club business. It could be a healthy outlet for your passions and a paying job at the same time!

The Evolution of the Party Planning Business

There is nothing like a party to celebrate a special occasion. Have you ever wondered how parties have become the lavish affairs they are now, or how party planning became a popular business idea? This article will explore these questions and motivate you to throw your own fabulous event.

Creating a Social Event & Party Planning Business

Social events are a billion, yes billion, dollar industry that has room for entrepreneurs to create new business ventures. Learn what social events are and how to create a social event planning business as we explore the ins and outs of this budding industry.

Your Guide to Opening a Commercial Cleaning Business

Offices often need individuals to come clean at the end of the day and ready the office for use the next day. Many commercial vendors hire an outside business to come in and clean. If you’re looking for a small business opportunity, you may want to look into opening a commercial cleaning business.