Entrepreneurship

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

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Maintaining the Personal Touch Without In-Person Interaction: How Small Businesses Can Translate Their Business's Spirit Online
BY Rich Rao

Here are four tips to differentiate your store and appeal to potential shoppers or stay top of mind with current customers.

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Starting an Advertising Agency
BY Sean Peek

Launching an advertising agency is a low-cost way to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

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5 Steps to Successfully Transition From Pro Athlete to Entrepreneur
BY Dominic Blanco

Learn what one former pro athlete recommends to other athletes considering venturing into entrepreneurship.

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Should an Entrepreneur Act as a Registered Agent?
BY Deborah Sweeney

What is a registered agent, and what do entrepreneurs need to know about acting as the point of contact between the state and their business?

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How Thinking Like a Founder Can Help Intrapreneurs Achieve Success
BY Stephany Lapierre

There are a few characteristics and skills that can be adopted to help intrapreneurs in the corporate world looking to enact change.

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5 Simple Steps to Valuing Your Small Business
BY Russell Smith

If you're looking for investors or are ready to sell your business, you need to determine its value. Follow these five steps to calculate your business's value.

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How to Team Up with Other Businesses to Tackle a Common Problem
BY Andrew Martins

Learn how Blast Beat Network helps multiple online media outlets band together to boost their advertising power while rising to the challenge of serving a misunderstood audience.

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5 Effective Ways to Beat Your Competition
BY Max Freedman

There are several strategies you should be using to ensure you stay ahead of your competitors.

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Achieving the Ideal Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
BY Don Daszkowski

The franchisor-franchisee relationship is unique and takes effort from both sides. Here's what both parties can do to forge a successful partnership.

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Automation Doesn't Mean Losing Personalization
BY Clate Mask

One of the great challenges of automated systems is losing some interaction with your leads and customers. But automation, done correctly, doesn't mean losing a personalized touch with customers.

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How Small Business Owners Can Support Black Entrepreneurs
BY Andrew Martins

Wondering how your business can support Black business owners? Here are some ideas and resources to help you get started.

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How did you reopen during COVID-19?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

For small business owners who were able to reopen after temporarily suspending (or pivoting) operations. What is your business and where is it located? When did you first close and/or pivot...

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Startups vs. Small Businesses: What Should You Build?
BY Jared Atchison

Understanding the differences between startups and small businesses will impact your success. Find out what the best type of business is for you.

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ATM Buying Guide
BY Matt D'Angelo

Consider these five things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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3 Future-Readiness Ideas All Small Businesses Must Embrace
BY Ian Khan

There are several steps entrepreneurs can take to overcome disruptions while growing business from the ground up.

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Tips for Dealing With Debt Collectors
BY Dawn Kuczwara

You want to meet your obligations while also protecting your business.

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How to Describe Your Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Find out how you can boil down your business to a few keywords.

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How to Create a Sustainable Business Model
BY Drew Hendricks

Why should your business be sustainable, and how can you achieve this model?

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How to Manage Accounts Receivable (and What to Do When Clients Won't Pay)
BY Max Freedman

To be an effective debt collector, educate yourself on the situation, document your actions, and avoid assumptions.

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How Your Business Can Adapt During Uncertain Times
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Tribute.co experienced exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how it has thrived in a time of major change.

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Why You Should Develop a Relationship With a Business Lawyer
BY Doron Hafner

The facets of launching a company can be overwhelming. Getting the help of a business lawyer is crucial to your success.

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Freelancer?
BY business.com editorial staff

For self-starters, life as a freelancer can be a challenging but rewarding lifestyle.

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7 Brainstorming Techniques to Innovate Your Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Innovate your business with these unique brainstorming techniques.

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How to Start a Telehealth Business
BY John Riddle

The market and demand will only grow, but will the rules prove too difficult to overcome?

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Buying a Car for Your Business? How to Avoid Mistakes
BY Vladimir Yakimenko

Keep these seven tips in mind when buying a car for your business.

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How Long Can You Run a Business Without an Office?
BY business.com editorial staff

Running a business with no office has complications but is doable. Here's how.

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How to File for a Patent
BY business.com editorial staff

It's common for people to be confused about the patent process. We answer your FAQs.

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6 Steps to Improve Your Organization's Performance
BY Rosanna Nadeau

Grow your company from within.

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Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business
BY business.com editorial staff

We spoke to Casey Stubbs, the founder of Winners Edge Trading, to learn about foreign exchange trading.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
BY Mark Robinson

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.