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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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The Business Value of Twitter
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Twitter for Business can be an invaluable tool to get your brand out there. Here are the top benefits of using Twitter for your business.

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Commercial Real Estate Lessons From McDonald’s
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Small business owners can learn from the McDonald's business model of owning their own business real estate.

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Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Technology Leads to New Opportunities
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Dean Gallagher of Fresh Folio Design talks about the importance of tech in his business.

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A Small Business Guide to Apple's iOS
By business.com editorial staff | April 09, 2020

Here's what you need to know before deploying iPhones and iPads to your company.

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Can You Make a Profit and Be Socially Responsible?
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Can you be both socially responsible and make money while doing so? The short answer is yes, and we’ll show you how to amplify both.

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Can You Expedite a Trademark Application?
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Trademark applications can take eight to 12 months to process. Find out how it's possible to get a fast pass on your application.

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Unlocking the Power of Trade: How to Identify and Monetize Your Excess Capacity
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

Waste is bad for business – and society as a whole.

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Flat vs. Tall: What's the Ideal Structure for Your Organization?
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

The structure and management of your company become the lifeblood of the company culture. Are you flat or tall? Which is best? Learn more.

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Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

On-demand workers are an increasingly popular option for corporations.

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Social Workers for Business? How They're Helping the Private Sector
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

It's not just corporate responsibility where social workers can help businesses.

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How to Self-Fund Your Business
By Sean Peek | April 06, 2020

It can take years to get your vision off the ground, but the rewards of owning every aspect of your company is worth the hard work of bootstrapping. Here's how you can self-fund your business idea.

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How to Build a Strong Company Culture (Even When You All Work From Home)
By Kunal Chandiramani | April 03, 2020

Your whole team may now work from home, but company culture is as vital as ever. If you maintain a culture of trust and empathy, it will strengthen the backbone of your company.

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How to Protect Your Startup With a Sustainable Mindset
By Kash Mathur | April 03, 2020

Growth doesn't have to happen at lightning speed. Startups can celebrate the small wins on their growth journey (as well as the big ones).

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4 CMMS Packages for Small Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | April 02, 2020

Find out how to automatically track your equipment and other assets to extend lifespan, reduce maintenance costs, and improve utilization.

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A Guide to Accounting Basics for Freelancers
By Intuit | April 02, 2020

Freelancers have more to consider when it comes to accounting than the average employee. Here's how to keep your business and personal expenses separate as a freelancer.

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3 Surefire Strategies to Help You Stand Out from the Competition
By business.com editorial staff | April 02, 2020

As a business owner, you need to know how to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

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17 Effective Sales Tricks to Gain Loyal Customers
By Usman Raza | April 01, 2020

Selling your product or service is often the hardest part of business, but it doesn't have to be. These 17 effective sales tricks will help your business generate more conversions and sales.

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What Sole Proprietors Need to Know About Business Licenses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

If you conduct business, even as a sole proprietor, you have some municipal rules.

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Should You Require Contracts as a Freelancer?
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Considering freelancing? Here's everything you need to know about freelance contracts.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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Sound Stupid? Dumb Business Ideas That Turned Out to be Pretty Smart
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Google, Twitter and the iPad all started as "dumb" business ideas no one believed in.

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Naming a Product: What You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Product names can make or break sales. Here's how to choose the right one.

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3 Secrets of Successful Family Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

You don't have to be a family business to apply these secrets to your organization.

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Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | March 31, 2020

Learn how to create better business goals that can help you guide your company.

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How to Find a Gap in the Marketplace
By Skye Schooley | March 30, 2020

Learn how to use a trending business model from another industry to create a business that satisfies your own needs as a consumer.

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From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
By Chad Brooks | March 25, 2020

Natural disasters – whether a hurricane, tornado or outbreak like COVID-19 – can have a disastrous effect on small businesses, but they don't have to. Here's how to weather a disaster successfully.

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Tips for Keeping the Peace When Working with Family
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Working with family common, but there's much to consider before making this arrangement.

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How to Identify, Address and Dissolve a Bad Partnership
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Understand the signs of a bad partnership before you take steps to end it.

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How to Host an Effective Conference Call
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

By following these guidelines, your meetings will be focused, timely and productive.

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8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

When outsourcing any part of your production process, following these eight steps will help you pick the right company.