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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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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.

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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.