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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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Starting an Online Business? Here's What You Need to Know
By Moazzam Kamran | January 16, 2019

Here's an operational guide to building and sustaining an online presence.

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12 Discount Programs to Help Small Business Owners Save Money
By Meredith Wood | December 28, 2018

Save on airfare, office supplies and tech with these discount programs.

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Follow This Process to Discover the Unique Selling Proposition of Your Business
By Shane Barker | December 26, 2018

Without a USP, your business is like a ship that has lost its rudder.

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Which Business Model Is Right for Your Startup?
By Vlad Korobov | December 20, 2018

Choose your business model wisely, especially if you plan to launch an online marketplace.

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Starting a Business With Nothing: How One CEO Lived on $1K a Month
By Dan Aziz | December 05, 2018

Dan Aziz, founder and CEO of Premama Wellness, shared his story about starting a business straight out of college with no other income.

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After 10 Years, How Has the Lean Startup Fared?
By Bruce Hakutizwi | December 04, 2018

A look at the past, present and future of lean startup principles.

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The Biggest Business Financing Myths Out There
By Meredith Wood | November 29, 2018

Don't believe these common myths about business loans.

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6 Small Business Problems and How to Overcome Them
By Megan Totka | November 21, 2018

These are the most common obstacles entrepreneurs face after launching their business.

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How Passion and Desire to Help Led One Entrepreneur Into Business
By Colton Bollinger | November 13, 2018

See how the Jumper Media founder started a business without intending to.

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Better Together: Making Magic Between Big Companies and Startups
By Alex Goryachev | November 07, 2018

Startups don't have to compete with the giants of their industries if they collaborate.

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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Small Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)
By Meredith Wood | November 01, 2018

These mistakes can sink your business, but they're easy to avoid.

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4 Warning Signs Your E-commerce Idea Is Failed From the Start
By Manish Dudharejia | October 24, 2018

If the market doesn't exist for your e-commerce idea, you'll never get it off the ground.

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Looking for a Business Credit Card? Discover Exec Highlights What to Consider
By Chad Brooks | October 15, 2018

When used properly, business credit cards can be a valuable tool for small business owner.

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Up
By Tori Gerbig | October 11, 2018

One successful entrepreneur shares five valuable lessons for budding entrepreneurs.

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The Best Business Plan Software of 2020
By business.com editorial staff | October 10, 2018

Looking for business plan software? Which software application is right for your business? Learn more by reading our reviews.

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Finding the Right Co-founders: Why Personality Matters
By Julia McNamara | October 03, 2018

Shared passion isn't enough to ensure a successful founding partnership.

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Want a Career With Purpose? It's Not as Elusive as You Think It Is
By Henry R Steele | September 21, 2018

Here's how to create a purpose-driven work life.

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How I Learned to Grow from the 'No'
By Vadim Vladimirskiy | September 18, 2018

Here are three lessons every entrepreneur should follow, according to the CEO of Nerdio.

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10 Business Owners Share Their Tips for Weathering Slow Seasons
By Mona Bushnell | September 06, 2018

We asked entrepreneurs for their advice on how they handle down seasons.

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How a Struggling Startup Can Right the Ship
By Bennett Conlin | August 28, 2018

Focusing on cash flow and customers can help turn your business around.

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A Gamble You Can't Afford to Lose: Finding the Right Materials for Your Product
By Steve Cartier | August 18, 2018

Here are 7 steps to finding the best materials for your manufactured products.

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The 6 Most Common Legal Mistakes Made by Newbie Entrepreneurs
By Lee Drizin | August 15, 2018

Legal mistakes are costly, but some can be devastating for your business.

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The Entrepreneur's Road Map: 11 Steps to Success
By Mark Sands | August 09, 2018

So you've decided to start a business. What exactly do you need to do?