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Welcome to the Big Leagues: At What Point Are You No Longer a Startup?
By Sean Peek | August 12, 2022

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

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Better Together: Making Magic Between Big Companies and Startups
By Alex Goryachev | August 12, 2022

Startups and larger companies don't have to be fierce competitors. They can work together to help each other thrive.

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Digital Disrupt: What We Can All Learn From the Netflix Model
By Chad Brooks | August 11, 2022

Adoption of new digital technologies has been a catalyst for business success stories. Spotting trends is key for survival—innovate or die.

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Trademark Basics: How to Submit a Trademark
By Max Freedman | August 11, 2022

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

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From Cubicle to Incorporated: The 6 Benefits of Forming an S Corporation
By Jamie Johnson | August 10, 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.

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Starting a Business From Home: The Ultimate Checklist
By Julie Thompson | August 10, 2022

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

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What Digital Transformation Means for Your Innovation Process
By Mary C. Long | August 09, 2022

Innovation is crucial for a business in the digital age. To do it effectively, you need a plan.

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4 Reasons Why Texas Is a Hot State for Starting a Business
By Deborah Sweeney | August 02, 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.

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How To Write A Business Plan
By Deborah Sweeney | August 02, 2022

Here are the key elements a successful business plan needs to include.

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5 Reasons Why 2019 Is the Best Year Yet to Start a Business
By Kim Walsh | July 25, 2022

Startup life is tough, but the current market and available resources makes it a whole lot easier to get going. Here's why 2019 is a great year to launch.

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Funding Woes, Be Gone: 5 Ways to Minimize Your Start-Up Costs
By Chad Brooks | July 22, 2022

Without enough money to advertise, your company loses potential clients, and competitors with deeper pockets can suck the air out of the room.

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12 Things You Must Do Before Starting a Business
By Sean Peek | July 21, 2022

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

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Ones to Watch: 10 of the Coolest Fashion Startups of 2016
By Chad Brooks | July 20, 2022

Are you someone who loves fashion? If so, you have to check out this list of 10 of the coolest fashion startups of 2016.

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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.

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Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product
By Jared Haw | July 14, 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.

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The 5 Biggest Challenges to Starting a Business (and How to Overcome Them)
By Dave Thomas | July 01, 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.

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Starting Your Own in-home Personal Training Business
By Chad Brooks | July 01, 2022
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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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Starting a Children’s Party Entertainment Business
By Chad Brooks | July 01, 2022
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5 Simple Ways to Pinpoint Your Brand’s Target Audience
By Chris Christoff | July 01, 2022

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

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How Passion and Desire to Help Led One Entrepreneur Into Business
By Colton Bollinger | July 01, 2022

Colton Bollinger, founder of Jumper Media, explains how he started his business by simply helping a friend.

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Why Mentorship Matters to the Startup Community
By Patrick Riley | June 29, 2022

The success of an entrepreneur depends on strong, engaged startup communities, and those communities depend on actively involved mentors.

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In Defense of the Open Office: The Case for the Hybrid Workplace
By David Chao | June 29, 2022

The backlash against the open office is in full force. How can we keep the collaboration while giving employees the autonomy they need?

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Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor?
By Katharine Paljug | June 29, 2022

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

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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.

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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.

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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance as a Small Business Owner
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Positive work-life balance is crucial for entrepreneurs. Learn five ways you can maintain work-life balance as a small business owner.

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How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | June 29, 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.

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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.

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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

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