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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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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.

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How to Engage in the business.com Community
By Haley C. Hanlon | October 31, 2019

Follow these 10 tips to get the most out of the business.com community.

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What the Workplace Will Look Like in 2025
By Suresh Sambandam | October 28, 2019

Artificial intelligence is poised to change everything.

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5 Reasons Why Franchising Could Save Your Retirement Plans
By Eric Stites | October 28, 2019

Franchising is a solid option for people who are looking to better prepare for retirement. Here's what you need to know before making this decision.

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5 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Product to France
By Sean Hopwood | October 25, 2019

You need to take these factors into account when introducing your product to the French market.

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Talking Shop: Business.com CEO Talks Change and Rebranding Focus
By Chad Brooks | October 23, 2019

Business.com CEO, Doug Llewellyn, discusses the new focus of the company.

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How Can Businesses Thrive in the Age of Digital Demand?
By Julie Leonhardt LaTorre | October 23, 2019

Learn how brick-and-mortar businesses are using technology to succeed in a digital world.

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4 Growth Tactics for B2B Businesses
By Hailey Friedman | October 23, 2019

Here are four proven marketing strategies that can help your B2B company grow.

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What is the difference between a boss and a true leader?
By Skye Schooley | 8 Answers | Last Activity on October 21, 2019

How can someone go from being "just a boss" to being a true leader? What are the differences in their qualities and actions?