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Entrepreneurship

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

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

For veterans who are starting a business, there are dozens of resources to help with funding, mentoring and becoming a government contractor.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Your small business can reap a host of benefits by implementing these green strategies.

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From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Natural disasters – whether a hurricane, tornado, or outbreak like COVID-19 – can have a disastrous effect on small businesses, but they don't have to. Here's how to weather a disaster successfully.

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Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Learn how to turn your genealogy hobby into a home-based business.

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How to Make Money in Retirement: A Guide to Turning a Hobby into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Many retirees turn side interests into income. Learn how to make money in retirement.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.