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You’ll Fail as an Entrepreneur if You Don’t Know These Stats
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 03, 2022

Data can inform entrepreneurs' decisions about their companies' direction. Learn recent statistics that can help you prepare your new business for success.

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Industries That Take Full Advantage of the Subscription Business Model
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 29, 2022

See how specific industries have taken advantage of the subscription model. Learn subscription model benefits and tips for using it in your business.

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Managing Resources: ERP Industry Trends That Impact Bottom Line
By Mark Fairlie | September 21, 2022

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps businesses drive quality by recording and storing real-time business performance data. Learn ERP trends to watch.

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10 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Check out our list of inspiring entrepreneurs under 40 who have paved the way for themselves and many others with successful businesses.

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Never Giving Up: 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Failed at Least Once 
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Learn how some of the most successful entrepreneurs bounced back from rejection – and how you can too.

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7 Pain Points Entrepreneurs Should Expect and Embrace
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you have to roll with the punches. Learn how to deal with these common pain points of running a business.

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What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By Stella Morrison | September 20, 2022

Private labeling is growing in popularity, and many businesses can benefit from the technique. Here's everything you need to know.

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MLMs: Predatory Scams or Entrepreneurial Opportunities?
By Mona Bushnell | September 20, 2022

Learn how to tell the difference between legitimate business prospects and scams.

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A Gamble You Can’t Afford to Lose: Finding the Right Materials for Your Product
By Steve Cartier | September 20, 2022

Learn the crucial steps to finding the best materials for your manufactured products.

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Time Crunch: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Prioritizing Your Tasks
By Jennifer Post | September 20, 2022

Entrepreneurs often find themselves overburdened with tasks. Learn how to allocate your time and prioritize your tasks.

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Dizzying Data: What the Rise in Data Complexity Means for Business
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Companies use customer data in their decision-making, but they must know how to wield it properly. Here is the best way to utilize data sources.

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Product Failure
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

What pitfalls cause most products to fail? Learn about these common traps so you can avoid mistakes and a failed product launch.

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10 Proven Tips for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Off Strong
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Many people dream of starting their own company, but not all entrepreneurs are successful. Get a good start in your business-owning career with these tips.

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Buy Local: Why Small Business Owners Must Practice What They Preach
By Jennifer Post | September 20, 2022

You've asked your customers to buy local, and you should too. Here's why your local B2B purchases have a positive ripple effect on the SMB community.

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How to Print Postcards at Home With Word Processing Software
By Max Freedman | September 20, 2022

Creating your own postcards at home is not too difficult. Here is what you need and how to do it.

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Why Adopting a Zero-Friction Approach Is the Key to Success
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Customers hate friction when interacting with a business. Here's how to take a zero-friction approach to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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Better Than Coffee: 10 Podcasts That Will Inspire Your Mornings
By Jamie Johnson | September 20, 2022

Here are the best podcasts that business owners should listen to for daily inspiration and entrepreneurial advice.

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Welcome to America: What Non-Residents Need to Consider When Forming a Company in the U.S.
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Non-U.S. residents can form a business in the United States, but there are a few things they need to consider. Learn what with this guide.

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Is It Time to Shift to the Holacratic Workplace?
By Genia Stevens | September 20, 2022

In a holacratic workplace, there's no traditional leadership hierarchy; team members assume multiple roles. Learn if holacracy is right for your business.

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | September 07, 2022

Unique resources for veteran-owned businesses. How to start, find funding and gain customers. With tips from successful veteran business owners.

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10 Successful Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Run by Women
By Chad Brooks | September 07, 2022

When we think of female CEOs we think of Marissa Meyer CEO of Yahoo, but there are many women founders that you may not know about.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | September 07, 2022

Start your small business energy conservation program today with these immediate, actionable tips.

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How to Run a Successful One-Person Business
By Bennett Conlin | September 07, 2022

Running a successful one-person business requires a lot of patience and impeccable time management skills. Here is how to do it.

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Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner
By Shahid Mansuri | September 07, 2022

Many businesses find it difficult to outsource, but it's a surefire way to boost growth.

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7 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs a Branded Email Address
By Sean Peek | September 07, 2022

Don't use personal or generic email addresses for your startup. Learn why you need a branded email address for your business communications.

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4 Ways Small Businesses Empower Their Communities
By Mark Fairlie | September 07, 2022

Learn how small businesses strengthen communities, and get ideas for meaningful community partnerships.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Matt D’Angelo | September 06, 2022

Business has gone increasingly global throughout the past several decades. Understanding international business etiquette is key to your worldwide success.

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Why Your Small Business Needs an IT Partner
By Tiffany Bloomer | September 06, 2022

IT partners can benefit small businesses in numerous ways, including by providing planning and scalability help and offering user support.

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Crystal Knows All: You’re Being Profiled
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Crystal combs your online social media and compiles a personality profile that it sells to businesses trying to reach you.

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for Small Businesses
By Carlyann Edwards | September 02, 2022

The United Nations has established goals to protect the planet and ensure prosperity, but chances are your company may not be following them.