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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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Achieving the Ideal Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
By Don Daszkowski | August 07, 2020

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 | August 06, 2020

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 | August 03, 2020

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

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Startups vs. Small Businesses: What Should You Build?
By Jared Atchison | July 24, 2020

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 | July 23, 2020

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 | July 22, 2020

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 | July 21, 2020

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 | July 14, 2020

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 | July 14, 2020

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 | July 13, 2020

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 | July 13, 2020

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 | July 10, 2020

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 | July 09, 2020

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 | July 09, 2020

Innovate your business with these unique brainstorming techniques.

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How to Start a Telehealth Business
By John Riddle | July 09, 2020

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 | July 06, 2020

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 | July 03, 2020

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 | July 02, 2020

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 | July 02, 2020

Grow your company from within.

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Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 01, 2020

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 | June 30, 2020

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

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How to Create a Partnership Agreement
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2020

If you are entering a business partnership, it's important to understand the rules of a partnership agreement and how to create one. Here's what you need to know about partnership agreements.

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Crystal Knows All: You're Being Profiled
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

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

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How to Use New Tech to Succeed in an Old Industry, and to Give Back
By Simone Johnson | June 25, 2020

Fitz Frames uses new technology and creativity to not only break into an established industry, but to give back to the community.

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How to Transition From Your 9-to-5 Job to Full-Time Franchise Ownership
By Nathan Resnick | June 24, 2020

Does your day job leave you exhausted at the end of the workweek? If so, franchising might be a good opportunity for you to be your own boss.

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Vacationing from Your One-Person Business: 7 Tips to Unwind Without Worry
By business.com editorial staff | June 19, 2020

As a hard-working entrepreneur, you deserve a break like everyone else.

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8 Home-Based Business Ideas You Didn't Think Of
By business.com editorial staff | June 17, 2020

These home-based business ideas probably weren't on your radar until now, but there are many opportunities for starting a business from your home.

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How Writing a Book Might Help Your Small Business
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Writing a book can build trust and foster a more genuine connection with your consumers.

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Business and Product Names: A Guide to Choosing or Changing Them
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Your business name is more than just a catchy phrase. Here's how to choose the right one.