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Meet us in Cyber Schmooz! Where else could you get unbiased response and ideas for your business -- for free, even! It's a virtual focus group! And sharing your opinions with others helps you hone your own biz idea.

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Can This Idea Make it as a Business?
Here's where you can get & give frank feedback on career training and biz ideas. A great place to sharpen your biz brain! Go

Every business starts with an IDEA!

Whether the IDEA is original, borrowed, or bought, the IDEA is the heart of any business through all stages of its life. If there's no idea, there's no business.

The IDEA is what will keep you fired up, and give you pride. Plus, the IDEA is the most fun part of business. So go with an IDEA you can get excited about.

Biz Book Shelf on Ideas
Turn Your Talents Into Profits: 100 + Terrific Ideas for Starting a Microbusiness caters to anyone looking for a way to earn money from home on a part-time basis. It's not about finding work-at-home opportunities. Rather, it's about starting a small business "on-the-side" that will earn you some bucks, but won't break the bank or the family. For more, read Idea Cafe's review.

If you're wondering how to trademark your biz or product name, this legal look at trademarking is a hot book to grab.

Got an Invention?
Get this book, From Patent to Profit: Secrets & Strategies for the Successful Inventor, to grab your special slice of the American Dream pie!

How to License Your Million Dollar Idea reveals everything you need to know to make money from your new product. Read it and sweep [up]!


Know you want to start a business, but not sure what?
Check out these Ideas for a Business You Can Start or bounce your ideas off others in our Biz Ideas CyberSchmooz.

Have your business idea?
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Q & A with Idea Cafe Experts

Baby Business Idea
If you sew or create baby items, consider starting up a baby biz with how-to startup advice from Cheryl Demas, editor of

Maid Service Franchise Idea
Cleaning services are bright biz ideas. Should you go it alone or buy a franchise? Cheryl Demas, editor of, polishes up some neat advice on both.

Convenient Start-up Talk
Lillyvette Montalvo of Coffee Talk with Experts pours out straight talk on how to get financing for a convenience store (with gas station).

Starting a Welding Biz?
Mark Bower, our tool-time biz expert, sparks good start-up advice for welders, and any others crafting a service-oriented biz idea.

Want to be a Handyman? Mark nails down solid insights on how to make any repair-oriented business a sound success.

Start-up Talk for Contractors Learn guest expert, Mark Bower's strategies for improving start-up cash-flow and finding jobs.

Start-up Tricks for Financial Service Get some start-up tips from our guest CPA biz expert Peter Soh.



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