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The Ultimate Small Business Startup Guide

Just got denied a bank loan? Don't get mad. Get creative. Our panel of entrepreneurs gives seven alternative financing tips to bootstrap your business. More
Oct 24: Business incubators are a critical lifeline for budding entrepreneurs. These startup boot camps provide fledgling companies training, counseling, facilities, office space and the most essential element for a small business -- access to funding. Here are seven that are on fire. More
9:33am: Many small businesses experience technology disasters, which cost time and money. Here are some strategies to guard against that, experts say. More
Dec 1: Filing for a trademark -- and doing it correctly -- should be a priority for startups as trademark disputes heat up in a sluggish economy. More
Nov 30: Diann Cattani stole almost half a million dollars from a small business. Now she tells small businesses how not to get scammed. More
Nov 18: Tootsie Roll Industries, a multimillion-dollar candy conglomerate, is suing footwear startup and maker of Footzyrolls slippers for trademark infringement over the "Tootsie Roll" name. More
Oct 21: Thinking of starting a business? Strap in: It won't be easy. The economy is weak and consumers aren't spending freely. More
Oct 5: The rocky small business landscape doesn't look much better in 2012. Still starting a business isn't out of the question. Some of the most successful companies got started in downturns. More