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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 4 Biggest Challenges of Starting a Business (and How to Overcome Them)
By Jennifer Dublino | August 25, 2023

Starting a business is a difficult endeavor. Learn the biggest challenges that come with entrepreneurship and how to overcome them and find success.

20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 15, 2023

You don't need a ton of cash to launch a business. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. See business ideas and pro tips.

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How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
By Simone Johnson | August 10, 2023

What makes a good entrepreneur? Characteristics such as flexibility, control and motivation all help. Here is how to stay inspired when starting your business.

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Why the Ninja Turtles Are a Perfect Team to Emulate in Business
By Antonio Ferme | August 02, 2023

How to form a TMNT C-Suite.

From Cubicle to Incorporated: The 6 Benefits of Forming an S Corporation
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

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.

Digital Disrupt: What We Can All Learn From the Netflix Model
By Chad Brooks | July 31, 2023

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.

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Strange Business Patents of the Year
By Dan Ketchum | July 10, 2023

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

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More Lows Than Highs: Let’s Get Blunt About Starting a Cannabis Brand
By Daniel Thomas | July 10, 2023

Learn more about some key steps you must take in order to start a successful cannabis brand.

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Is PaddleSmash the Next Pickleball?
By Lauren Vino | July 10, 2023

Pickleball is a billion-dollar industry. Now two entrepreneurs, Scott Brown and Tim Swindle, hope their creation will be next.

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Eat Up: Supper Clubs Get 21st Century Makeover
By Elizabeth Barton | July 10, 2023

Businesses are turning to an old staple: supper clubs. Learn more about why.

How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | April 14, 2023

Clothing stores are popular businesses that appeal to varied niche audiences. Learn how to start a clothing store online or in a brick-and-mortar building.

How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | April 14, 2023

It is possible to go into business with limited startup capital. Here is how to become a successful entrepreneur, even without huge assets.

How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | April 13, 2023

While expenses to begin an online business vary, here are some common costs you can expect to see with your new venture.

4 Reasons Why Texas Is a Hot State for Starting a Business
By Sean Peek | April 03, 2023

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.

Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By Max Freedman | April 03, 2023

Learn how to know when it's time to expand your business, and find out what you should do to begin the process.

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How to Work with Your Spouse Without Filing for Divorce
By Skye Schooley | March 24, 2023

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

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A/B Testing to Zapier: The ABCs of Running Your Own Business
By Mark Fairlie | March 23, 2023

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

Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product
By Jared Haw | March 22, 2023

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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Starting a Business From Home: The Ultimate Checklist
By Julie Thompson | March 22, 2023

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

13 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
By Max Freedman | March 22, 2023

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.

The Road Map to Starting a Membership Site From Scratch
By Mark Thompson | March 13, 2023

A subscription site is easy to start and can offer big rewards. Follow these steps to build a loyal member base.

Think Like a Startup, Scale Like an Enterprise: Balancing the Best of Both
By Alex Goryachev | March 09, 2023

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.

12 Things You Must Do Before Starting a Business
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

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

The Dropbox Effect: How to Utilize the Lean Startup Methodology
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

The lean startup technique is a three-step approach designed to help companies improve their decision-making in order to reach a broader market.

Welcome to the Big Leagues: At What Point Are You No Longer a Startup?
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

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

Trademark Basics: How to Submit a Trademark
By Max Freedman | February 21, 2023

Submitting a trademark is a way to protect your intellectual property. Learn how to submit a trademark properly, how it differs from a copyright, and more.

Better Together: Making Magic Between Big Companies and Startups
By Alex Goryachev | February 21, 2023

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

Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | February 21, 2023

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

5 Simple Ways to Pinpoint Your Brand’s Target Audience
By Chris Christoff | February 21, 2023

When you start a business, you need to understand your target market at a fundamental level. Here's exactly how to identify your audience.

Funding Woes, Be Gone: 5 Ways to Minimize Your Start-Up Costs
By Mike Berner | February 21, 2023

Minimize your costs by following these tips.