Starting a business is a dream that countless people have, but so many don’t turn the dream into reality because they don’t know how to obtain small business financing. The freedom of making your own rules, not answering to anyone and doing what you truly enjoy are just a few of the many benefits of running your own business. You can fulfill your dream once you understand the basics of securing capital to finance your start-up business. The most common questions for someone thinking about starting a small business are: “How do I obtain small business loans so that I can start my new business?” and “What other new business financing options are available to me?”

Knowing Where to Look

Fortunately, there are several ways to get the capital you need to start your dream business; you just have to know where to look. While many people try to use their own personal credit to secure a loan for their business, there is a lesser known but often much wiser method: Use business credit to secure a loan or to establish a line of credit with various vendors. What is so great about business credit is that even if you have a poor personal credit history, that isn’t an issue when trying to secure funding for your small business.


Maybe they inspire you. Maybe they make you sick. One thing is for sure, these young entrepreneurs made millions. Not all of them are still teens, but when inspiration struck and they struck it rich, these business idea mavens were still looking up at 20.

Mark Zuckerberg

Teen with a million dollar business Idea - Mark Zuckerberg

This kid created Facebook (ever heard of it?) when he was 19. The social media wunderkind may be mired in controversy, but he’s also buried in money. Forbes ranks the now 25 year old #158 on the list of richest Americans, estimating his net worth in the neighborhood of $2 billion.

Sean Belnick

Teen with a million dollar business Idea - Sean Belnick

Belnick was 14 years old when he launched BizChair.com. Now that he’s old enough to drink, his company is bringing in nearly $50 million a year and is ranked by Inc. 500 as #37 in its list of top retail companies. The business model was straightforward: buy office chairs from China and sell them. By negotiating exclusive rights with his manufacturers and providing top-notch customer service, he carved out a niche that landed him prominent clients like Google and Microsoft. Proof that successful business ideas can (and probably should) be simple. (Interview with Belnik)


con man

Successful con-artists are loaded with business skills—they know their market, they’re expert communicators and advertisers, they can close any deal, and they know how to maintain customer loyalty . . . for awhile. They just lack scruples, a soul, and an actual product or service.

So if you’re a former confidence man (or if you think you have what it takes to be one) here are five business ideas you could launch or implement right away to gain a fortune without losing any sleep.


tech business ideas


Tried and true business principles go a long way toward building success. But if you want cutting edge business ideas in a tech era that is being redefined on a monthly basis, you have to keep your eye on the start-ups. So here are 50 fresh start-ups that are rocking 2009 (including a few from past years that have surged through the down economy).


small business ideas for 2010

Small businesses are everywhere, but only a few actually have made it to the top. Obviously, if you are like me, you look at a small business as a huge investment because no matter how small it is, there is still a start-up cost to pay. In this day and age, people are looking to save as much money as they can. Unfortunately, the economy isn’t what it used to be and people have had to downsize. But yet, even in these hectic times, time is till moving forward, and everyone is looking to become an entrepreneur.

Given below are the top 10 small business ideas for 2010 that are likely to grow and become very popular over the coming years:


Ways To Get Your Ass Sued Off While Running a Business

Winding up before a judge in court is never a good sign for your business . . . unless you’re in the legal profession. It can happen to anyone: the underdog, the top cat, the genius, the idiot, the slimy or the squeaky clean. Sometimes you can get sued just for being successful. Here are 10 business ideas (along with real life examples) across the spectrum of possibilities that can pretty much guarantee to land your ass in court.


home business ideas = scams?When I began with my first home based business idea years ago, I just knew that it was going to work. To my surprise, the first couple of home business ideas I started off with failed. Eventually, I gave up all hope. Does this sound like you? If you can find a way to avoid the pitfalls in the home based business world, you too can become successful working from home. Here are some of the reasons why certain business ideas fall through:


Business idea resourcesAt some point in your life, you may have considered starting up your own business. If this is the way you have been thinking, then you are definitely onto something. But first, you have to know where to begin, right? And to do that, you must know where to look.

Given below is a list of the 10 best resources for finding good business ideas:


They are the public relations nightmares that keep business executives up at night: embarrassing scandals, televised gaffes, and marketing gimmicks that backfire. They tarnish brands, ruin reputations, and send business swirling down the toilet . . . or do they?

We’ve combed the tabloid trash heap to uncover 6 so-called PR disasters that generated widespread negative buzz—but they all ultimately proved there really is no such thing as negative publicity. All of these 6 examples carry business lessons tailor-made for the savvy entrepreneur.


business ideas that didn't existWe are on the brink of a new era in our existence. This means that things that have always been popular in relation to business and trendiness are fading out. If you look back in history ten years ago, a lot has changed. There are less jobs, and more people going into business for themselves. Now some would look at the decreasing number of employee’s as something negative and discouraging. But me, I see it as an opportunity. It is how we are evolving. We are being presented the opportunity to become entrepreneurs. It is the future of our world.

Located below are four new business ideas that didn’t exist one year ago:


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