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19 Essential Tools for Building a Successful Business Plan
By Scott Gerber | September 29, 2020

These resources can reduce the time and effort it takes to write a comprehensive plan.

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How Your Life Experiences Can Inspire Your Business and Help It Grow
By Simone Johnson | September 25, 2020

Learn how Mixed Up Clothing owner Sonia Kang's multicultural background, nursing credentials, and flair for fashion both inspired and saved her business.

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Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Brighter Days Are Ahead for the Middle Market
By Nicole Fallon | September 24, 2020

According to a new report by KeyBank, COVID-19 has shaken middle market businesses, but they're surviving and, in many cases, getting back to a state of normalcy.

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7 Steps to Starting a Business
By Chris Porteous | September 21, 2020

The businesses that stand the best chances of surviving into the future are those that don't risk it all on a single "big score." They play the long game and manage risk frugally.

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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 | September 16, 2020

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 | September 15, 2020

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 | September 02, 2020

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 | September 01, 2020

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 | August 24, 2020

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 | August 19, 2020

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 | August 19, 2020

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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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.