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Entrepreneurship

From ideation to starting your own business, this section provides expert advice and solutions from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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Advice
What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
By Bryan C. | 96 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

What's the most important lesson you've learned from being an entrepreneur, or observing other entrepreneurs? How have you succeeded in fulfilling your main goals? How have you dealt with small...

Advice
Should you still hire someone with a bad reference even if they interviewed well?
By Brandie Carles | 33 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

I interviewed two candidates recently. One of the candidates really out shined the other. This person was quick to answer all my questions intelligently, seemed really passionate about the role and...

Article
How to Write a Company History
By Skye Schooley | February 08, 2021

A well-written company history can entice prospective customers, investors and employees.

Article
How Much Life Insurance Do You Need as a Small Business Owner?
By Martin Ochwat | February 04, 2021

Here are the main reasons to get life insurance as a business owner and how to determine the appropriate coverage amount.

Article
2021: The Year of the Digital SMB
By Stacey Marx | February 02, 2021

2021 will see SMBs further exploit the power and benefits of virtualizing their operations and customer and employee touchpoints.

Article
Self-Employed Guide to Tax Benefits and Deductions
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2021

Taxes can be difficult to navigate, but it's well worth the effort. To help you maximize the deductions and benefits you're entitled to, we've put together this list of self-employed tax deductions.

Article
The Benefits of Working With the SBA
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

From access to capital to education and counseling, the Small Business Administration has a lot to offer small business owners.

Advice
What experience should I highlight in my resume/cover letter?
By Krys Buckendahl | 12 Answers | Last Activity on January 31, 2021

I am looking to get into instructional design/content development. While I have several years of training/teaching experience in an academic setting and working for small companies, I have never...

Article
How to Run a Family Business Smoothly
By Chris Porteous | January 29, 2021

Family businesses are an important part of the economy, and running one comes with unique challenges and rewards.

Article
Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

Article
Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

Article
How to Stay Focused on Your Goals After the New Year's Resolutions Fade
By Karie Kaufmann | January 25, 2021

You might have lofty goals for your business or yourself at the start of the year. Here's how to make sure you don't lose sight of them as the year goes on.

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Article
4 Tricks to Increase Your Social Media Views and Go Viral
By Eric Martel | January 25, 2021

If you're smart and strategic about it, you can use social media to sell products, raise investments and get more eyes on your brand.

Article
18 B2B Business Ideas for 2021
By Usman Raza | January 20, 2021

If you're thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2021 but not sure what your startup should be, check out these business ideas to consider.

Article
How to Build Business Momentum With Limited Resources
By Chris Porteous | January 19, 2021

Here, we look at how a business can establish decent momentum with only a handful of resources.

Article
Small Business Optimism Sinks as COVID-19 Rages, New President Takes Office
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Small business owners are pessimistic about the coming months, but there are reasons to be optimistic over the longer term.

Article
9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

Advice
What makes a leader resilient?
By Anonymous User | 69 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

I am looking for research on resilience in leadership. If anyone can help by giving me their views or pointing me in the right direction then I will be very grateful.

Article
20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.

Article
Expand Internationally by Leveraging Local PEO Services
By Craig Dempsey | January 13, 2021

A professional employer organization can make an international expansion painless for your business.

Article
10 Money-Saving Strategies for Small Businesses
By Vector Moranov | January 08, 2021

Knowing how to save money when running a small business is essential if you want to be profitable or expand. Simple choices such as using certain instruments, software apps or automated tasks can...

Article
How to Start an E-commerce Business: An Easy Guide to Getting Started
By Kevin Shuler | January 07, 2021

E-commerce is growing at an unprecedented rate and is one of the most valuable industries now. This guide will inspire and guide you in starting your own e-commerce business.

Article
Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 07, 2021

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

Article
The Small Business Productivity Guide: 7 Tips to Boost Your Output
By Victor Snyder | January 06, 2021

Here are seven tips to help you and your employees work more efficiently.

Article
How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | January 05, 2021

Follow these 10 steps to start your physical or online clothing store.

Article
10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | January 04, 2021

A clear, thorough invoice could be the difference between your business getting paid and your invoice being ignored.

Article
What Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | December 31, 2020

The SBA and USDA offer loans to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who need funding.

Article
Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | December 31, 2020

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.

Article
Quick to Spot Opportunities, Cratejoy Saw Sales Surge in 2020
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 21, 2020

Thanks to its outreach efforts and ability to pivot quickly, online subscription box marketplace Cratejoy has seen demand surge during the pandemic.