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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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Self-Directed Work Teams
By business.com editorial staff | May 29, 2020

Here's how to make self-directed teams work for your company.

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Leading by Example: How to Model Effective Time Management as a CEO
By Angela Koch | May 28, 2020

The art of time management might seem like a myth, but CEOs are tremendously skilled at it. Here are three tricks I use to manage my time effectively and live a better life.

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10 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from its mistakes with these 10 tips.

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Construction Project Management Software Buying Guide
By business.com editorial staff | May 23, 2020

Construction project management software streamlines tasks and helps you keep track of projects and personnel. See how to find the right program for your company.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | May 22, 2020

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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How to Start a Business With an Invention
By Mona Bushnell | May 20, 2020

Learn how entrepreneur Grace Eleyae created a product that she wanted and couldn't find elsewhere, and how it led her to start a successful business in the beauty and hair care industry.

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Expanding Distribution Channels
By business.com editorial staff | May 12, 2020

Increase sales and brand awareness while reducing risk.

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
By Chad Otar | May 12, 2020

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.

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40 Inspiring Quotes From Trailblazing Women We Admire
By Derek Walter | May 11, 2020

These inspiring quotes from trailblazing women serve as a reminder to us all that we can overcome daunting challenges, both personal and professional.

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How to Create an Alexa Skill for Business
By business.com editorial staff | May 10, 2020

Amazon Echo can help you run your business, but you'll need to start with skills.

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4 Incredible Things That Happen When Women Entrepreneurs Prioritize Community
By Kim Lawton | May 08, 2020

Women entrepreneurs face unique obstacles, from a lack of networking opportunities and mentors to the challenge of balancing work and family. But amazing things can happen when they come together to...

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10 Need-to-Know Tips for Selling Your Business in 2020
By business.com editorial staff | May 06, 2020

It's important to follow certain steps to ensure the sale of your business is successful.

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What are the qualities of a good manager?
By Skye Schooley | 7 Answers | Last Activity on May 04, 2020

We've all worked with good and bad managers before. So what makes someone a good manager? What specific qualities do they have? What do you expect from a good manager?

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Scaling Up: The Economics of Your Home Delivery Business
By Marc Kuo | May 01, 2020

If you're scaling your home delivery business, monitoring and lowering your cost per delivery is key to profitability.

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Should You Buy an Existing Franchise?
By business.com editorial staff | May 01, 2020

There's an alternative to launching a new franchise: Buy an existing one.

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How Small Businesses Thrive in a Big-Box Economy
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

By creating a fantastic customer experience, small businesses can hold their own against the big chains.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

Strategic partnerships have mutual benefits and can lead to long-term profits.

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How to Help Small Businesses Navigate Copyright Law
By Andrew Martins | April 30, 2020

Copyright law makes it tricky for business owners to broadcast music at their stores. Find out how Feed.fm helps SMBs pump out the tunes without landing in hot water.

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How to Build a Resilient Business: Lessons From the Last Pandemic
By Mona Bushnell | April 29, 2020

What economics lessons can we learn from the 1918 pandemic, and what are successful businesses doing to survive the 2020 pandemic?

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Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

So you've just registered your trademark and taken the first step in protecting your brand. Now what?

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Business Decision-Making: Gut Instinct or Hard Data?
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

In the world of business, decisions matter. Should you trust your gut or rely on the hard data?

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Understanding Business Ethics Key Terms
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

Understand the theories that contribute to differing business ethics.

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How to Start a Business Without Outside Funding
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 24, 2020

Shama Patel launched a successful skin care company with no outside funding. Here's how she did it.

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Can You Afford to Buy a Franchise?
By business.com editorial staff | April 22, 2020

It's possible even on a budget, but you need to know your options and obligations first.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Expertise in Any Profession
By business.com editorial staff | April 20, 2020

Learn new skills, earn a certification with these invaluable online resources.

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How to Determine How Much Office Space You Need
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Before you sign a lease, calculate how big an office you need using these estimates.

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Why Every Company Needs Business Process Management
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

To become and remain successful and competitive, businesses must continuously improve their processes.

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Innovation Challenges Every New Company Faces
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

New companies are in an ideal position to innovate.

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How Agile Project Management Principles Can Modernize M&A
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

Agile is adaptive, iterative, flexible and particularly well suited for M&A.

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How to Increase Your Restaurant's Profit Margin
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

You can pump up profits for your restaurant with a few tried-and-true methods paired with creative balance of costs.