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Starting a Business

Learn everything you need to know about starting any type of business with expert advice and actionable solutions from experienced business professionals.

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The Dropbox Effect: How to Utilize the Lean Startup Methodology
By Chad Brooks | November 29, 2022

Planning a lean startup begins with the Build-Measure-Learn loop, which successful startup Dropbox used to grow and prosper.

4 Reasons Why Texas Is a Hot State for Starting a Business
By Sean Peek | November 18, 2022

The heat and the sun aren't the only reasons Texas is a hot state. Check out why Texas is a fantastic state to start a business.

Better Together: Making Magic Between Big Companies and Startups
By Alex Goryachev | November 16, 2022

Startups and enterprises can complement each other by collaborating. Learn how large and small players can overcome issues and work together.

20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 14, 2022

Starting a business doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. Here are 20 you can launch with $500 or less.

Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product
By Jared Haw | November 10, 2022

If you sell products anyone can get, you'll never become a leader in your market. Here's how to develop unique products instead.

Funding Woes, Be Gone: 5 Ways to Minimize Your Start-Up Costs
By Mike Berner | October 27, 2022

Minimize your costs by following these tips.

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Strange Business Patents of the Year
By editorial staff | October 21, 2022

Are these products destined for revolutionary glory or just too far ahead of their time?

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A/B Testing to Zapier: The ABCs of Running Your Own Business
By Mark Fairlie | October 19, 2022

Being in business means understanding business jargon. Find out the meaning of more than 100 important business terms.

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How to Work with Your Spouse Without Filing for Divorce
By Skye Schooley | September 21, 2022

Family businesses can be great when everyone gets along. Here are tips to navigate working with your spouse without killing each other.

Starting a Children’s Party Entertainment Business
By Chad Brooks | September 21, 2022
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Starting a Business From Home: The Ultimate Checklist
By Julie Thompson | September 20, 2022

Starting a business requires an organized approach to administrative, legal and practical tasks. Follow this checklist to start a business from home.

Digital Disrupt: What We Can All Learn From the Netflix Model
By Chad Brooks | September 20, 2022

Just as Netflix disrupted the media landscape to find success, other businesses must innovate or risk obsolescence. Learn what Netflix's path can teach us.

From Cubicle to Incorporated: The 6 Benefits of Forming an S Corporation
By Jamie Johnson | September 20, 2022

An S corporation helps you avoid double taxation and the self-employment tax. Learn the pros and cons of S corporations and other corporate structures.

Think Like a Startup, Scale Like an Enterprise: Balancing the Best of Both
By Alex Goryachev | September 20, 2022

Both startups and enterprises must disrupt and innovate to survive. Learn how thinking like a startup and scaling like an enterprise can help ensure success.

13 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
By Max Freedman | September 20, 2022

There are several details you must consider before opening the doors to your restaurant. Read our article to make sure you're ready for business.

How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | September 20, 2022

For many, owning a business is a dream. However, it remains a dream because it costs money to start a business.

12 Things You Must Do Before Starting a Business
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Find out what you must do before starting a business, from writing a business plan to getting the proper insurance.

The 5 Biggest Challenges to Starting a Business (and How to Overcome Them)
By Dave Thomas | September 07, 2022

The rewards of starting a business are usually worth the challenges. You may encounter these five big challenges, so here's how to overcome them.

Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | September 01, 2022

Have you ever considered starting a genealogy business? This guide will walk you through the steps of starting a home-based genealogy business.

Trademark Basics: How to Submit a Trademark
By Max Freedman | September 01, 2022

There are distinct differences between trademarks and copyrights. Find out what they are and how they might affect your business.

How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | September 01, 2022

When you want to start a clothing store, you must develop a solid plan of action. Read our tips for opening your own clothing store.

Welcome to the Big Leagues: At What Point Are You No Longer a Startup?
By Sean Peek | September 01, 2022

How do you know your business has passed the startup stage? Find out the key signs here.

5 Simple Ways to Pinpoint Your Brand’s Target Audience
By Chris Christoff | August 25, 2022

At you business's inception, it's important to identify your brand's demographic.

Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor?
By Katharine Paljug | August 23, 2022

Once you determine you are ready for an angel investor, you're probably wondering where you find the right investor. Here's how.

How to Start a Telehealth Business
By John Riddle | July 14, 2022

The telemedicine industry is rapidly growing. If you're looking into starting a telehealth business, this guide will help you get started.

The Roadmap to Start a Membership Site From Scratch
By Mark Thompson | July 01, 2022

Do you want to create a website with useful content for paying members? Follow these seven steps.

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How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Enthusiasm is key to running a business, but sometimes it's hard to find. Here's how you can keep your motivation up.

How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | June 29, 2022

Starting a business online can be relatively simple and affordable. These are the typical startup expenses and rough cost estimates.

Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Are you ready to open a second location for your business? Here are some factors to consider.