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Mary Ellen Slayter

First Steps

Before you set up shop, The Post's Mary Ellen Slayter has some advice.

  • Chat:Young Workers
  • Business Basics

    The Fundamentals

    Don't think of starting your own company before consulting this checklist of business "musts."

    Success Stories

    Follow Your Dreams

    How did Gloria Mayfield Banks, Warren Brown and the men behind Ben's chili make their businesses go? Read on.

    Small Business Primer

    From the Experts

    Local entrepreneurs shared stories and advice in this special feature about starting your own business.

    Mary Ellen SlayterMonday, October 23

    Career Track Live

    Transcript  |  Mary Ellen Slayter on at-home careers for young workers.

    ScamBustersThursday, October 26

    Avoid the Scammers

    Transcript  |  ScamBusters' Audri and Jim Lanford help spot work-at-home scams.

    Lynn DralleThursday, October 26

    Do It eBay

    Transcript  |  Want to get into online auctions? Expert Lynn Dralle can help.

    Karen Steede-TerryMonday, October 30

    Work 'for Her'

    Transcript  |  Karen Steede-Terry tackles home-based opportunities for women.

    Rodney HuntTuesday, October 31

    Be Your Own Boss

    Transcript  |  Local success story Rodney Hunt started with lawnmowers.

    Paul and Sarah EdwardsWednesday, November 1

    Work-At-Home Basics

    Transcript  |  Paul and Sarah Edwards share ideas and tips for entrepreneurs.

    Michael SeidFriday, November 10

    Franchising Fun

    Transcript  |  Author Michael Seid takes questions on franchising from home.

    • The Checkout
      Worker beware: There's a lot of money to be made -- in fleecing would-be entrepreneurs.
    • On Balance
      Photographing children is "a far cry" from this full-time mother's previous profession.
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