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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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6 Ways to Take Your E-Commerce Brand to the American Market
By Lucas DiPietrantonio | January 09, 2020

Ready to expand your business to the U.S.? Here's how to sell e-commerce goods to American consumers.

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What Is a Distribution Mix?
By business.com editorial staff | January 07, 2020

Your company's distribution mix is an important part of the marketing mix, ensuring that the right product gets to the right place at the right time.

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How to Ace Your Next Investor Briefing
By Howard Goldstein | December 31, 2019

When trying to secure funding, you need to showcase your business to investors in the best possible light.

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Have Life Insurance Plans
By Anand Srivastava | December 24, 2019

Find out how insurance policies could help with your business maintenance.

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3 Non-Financial Goals to Boost Your Business in 2020
By Sean Hopwood | December 22, 2019

Not every goal should be simply to make more money. Here are some worthy goals for expanding your market abroad in the new year.

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Top Countries for Business Process Outsourcing (and How to Start)
By Derek Gallimore | December 16, 2019

Make sure you're outsourcing for the most efficiency and least cost by considering looking for a partner in one of these countries.

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Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product
By Jared Haw | December 15, 2019

If you want to take a larger share of the market, win clients and have higher margins, you'll need to develop your own product.

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How to Build a Business in the Legal Gray Zone
By Chris Porteous | December 15, 2019

Industries like cannabis are taking off, but how difficult is it to start a business in a legally gray area like this? Here's how to start.

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How to Pivot Your Business
By Russell Smith | December 13, 2019

Thinking about pivoting your business? Before you do, ask yourself these five questions.

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Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in Q4
By Dustin Ray | December 08, 2019

If you have a business idea you can't wait to put into action, is it OK to charge ahead in the midst of Q4?

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How Entrepreneurs Can Stop Getting Wrapped Up in the Day-To-Day
By Krister Ungerböck | December 03, 2019

Learn how small business owners can transition from day-to-day duties to the CEO role.

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5 Data Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Know in 2020
By Nathan Resnick | November 28, 2019

Here are five data trends to watch in 2020, no matter which industry your business is in.

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The Benefits of Mind Mapping for Busy Professionals
By Ryan Ayers | November 28, 2019

Entrepreneurs can accomplish and learn more – and do it faster – by learning how to construct mind maps.

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The Best Decision Makers in the Company Aren’t Who You’d Expect
By Mark Robinson | November 25, 2019

The top of the foodchain doesn't necessarily make the best decisions for your small business.

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4 Ways Military Service Prepares You for Entrepreneurship
By Stephen Bollinger | November 25, 2019

Learn how the habits and practices of the U.S. military hold lessons for every business owner.

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How to Print Postcards at Home With Word Processing Software
By business.com editorial staff | November 24, 2019

You can create your own customized, professional postcards at home.

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4 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Revenue
By Howard Goldstein | November 24, 2019

Finding ways to keep sales from plateauing is critical for your business's long-term success.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint
By Michael Wood | November 22, 2019

Running a profitable business is hard. Running a profitable business that is carbon accountable is even harder. Here are four effective ways to help make your business more carbon accountable.

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How to Network for Business
By Ibrahim Hanif | November 21, 2019

This article tackles how you can take pressure and awkwardness out of business networking while building goodwill for mutually beneficial opportunities.

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10 Steps to Take Before Selling Your Business
By Heather Baker | November 20, 2019

Follow these steps to make sure you get the most out of your business sale.

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20 Important Tips for Beta Testing Your Product or Service
By Scott Gerber | November 19, 2019

Keep these crucial elements in mind when you're testing a prototype with a small group.

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7 Habits of Incredibly Successful Business Leaders
By Sesan Kareem | November 19, 2019

9lSuccessful business leaders have developed certain habits that distinguished them from the rest of the pack. These habits can be learned, developed and mastered. 2. Business is pretty risky but...

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The Different Paths to a Career in Project Management
By Ryan Ayers | November 17, 2019

Want to become a project manager? Learn how to develop the skill set employers demand.

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Venture Capital Winners and Losers: How to Stop the Bleeding From a Struggling VC Investment and How to Capitalize on Success
By Jack Rainer | November 14, 2019

Risk-taking is at the core of venture capital, and sometimes that risk can pay off in a big way. Other times, it can result in a problematic situation that requires a concerted effort to turn things...

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When Does Coworking Make Sense for Your Startup?
By Chris Porteous | November 14, 2019

Sharing office space saves money, but is it the right move for your small business?

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Want to Support a Charity? Qualities Businesses Should Seek Out
By Scott Gerber | November 11, 2019

Here are the criteria business leaders can use when choosing which charities to support.

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The Smart Way to Expand Your Business Abroad
By Craig Dempsey | November 07, 2019

Learn how working with a PEO makes it easier for your business to retain staff abroad.

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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.