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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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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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What expectations do you have for a conference room space when planning a successful meeting?
By Paul J. Nelson | 8 Answers | Last Activity on September 05, 2018

I am doing some research in preparation of opening a conference room rental center. What amenities would you be looking for in the space you are renting? What would be your most important...

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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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How can analytics improve your business?
By Sudhakar Challapalli | 24 Answers | Last Activity on August 27, 2018

India has a low level of utilisation of BA.

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How to find the right team for a startup?
By Shakti Abhishek | 41 Answers | Last Activity on August 27, 2018

Finding a right team for my startup venture has been the biggest challenge for me. How can I overcome this?? If I have fewer contacts, like-minded friends and peers

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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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What is a reasonable late fee to impose on a customer?
By Lamar Walter | 51 Answers | Last Activity on August 15, 2018

We have quite few slow paying customers and want to institute late fees. How do we implement this policy with angering or losing customers?

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | August 15, 2018

How to start a business, find funding and gain customers as a veteran business owner.

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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?

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Want to Invest in Digital Real Estate? How to Get Started
By Syed Balkhi | July 30, 2018

You've seen people making money from owning websites. You can do it too.

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Delegate or Die – The Only Way to Grow Your Business
By Harrison Rogers | July 27, 2018

Learn how to effectively delegate tasks to qualified employees.

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How to Tell If Your Business is Growing Too Quickly (and What to Do About It)
By Adam Uzialko | July 26, 2018

If you notice these signs, it could be time to slow down.

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How Starting a Business is Similar to Starting a Marriage
By Malini Bhatia | July 25, 2018

Building a business is a lot like building a relationship.

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What are some tips you have for leaders to increase productivity of their employees?
By Natalie Stezovsky | 43 Answers | Last Activity on July 03, 2018
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How to Market Your Startup's Minimum Viable Product
By Britt Armour | June 15, 2018

Launching an MVP requires an adjustment to your marketing strategy.

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What's in a Name? How to Choose the Most Appropriate Job Title
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2018

Business experts gave us these five tips for naming roles in your startup or SMB.

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6 Steps to Making Your First 6 Figures as a Coach or Consultant
By Yuri Kruman | May 25, 2018

Building a successful consulting business is possible with the right strategies.

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How do I establish trust with foreign customers?
By Alvin Ye | 23 Answers | Last Activity on May 24, 2018

My target customers are foreign buyers; they buy goods from China and they find a freight forwarder who will provide freight service from China to their country. With a recent increase in...

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Why Developing Good Habits Is More Effective Than Setting Goals
By Ray Williams | May 23, 2018

With goals, people rely too much on self-discipline but don't form helpful habits.

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Quit Your Day Job for Your Startup: 5 Steps to Success
By Sammi Caramela | May 11, 2018

Make sure you're ready for entrepreneurship before leaving behind a steady income.

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What do I need to know about opening an import business before I invest?
By Serge Dagher | 11 Answers | Last Activity on May 11, 2018

I want to start with a small import business and hope I could succeed and get bigger. I have the storage place, $30,000 ready, and about 5 years experience in FMCG marketing and brand...

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Should I bring on a technical cofounder or outsource to build a prototype?
By Jen Ostrosky | 13 Answers | Last Activity on May 03, 2018

I would like to build a prototype for an idea I have to get feedback and hopefully some seed funding. I am wondering if I should outsource this to a development firm or find someone with technical...

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How to Transition Your Business from an Office-Based Company to a Remote One
By Russell Smith | April 20, 2018

Switching to remote work is a big step, but it can be done. Here's how.

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10 Personal Finance Rules Every Small Business Should Live By
By Meredith Wood | April 12, 2018

Use these principles to rein in your business's finances.

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Make Your First Trade Show a Success
By Benjamin Liu | April 12, 2018

This checklist of 22 essential elements will help you pull off a successful event.

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Think Like a Startup, Scale Like an Enterprise: Balancing the Best of Both Worlds
By Alex Goryachev | April 11, 2018

Larger companies must maintain the startup mindset to stay innovative and keep growing.

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Why Most Startups Fail (and How You Can Avoid It)
By Avneet Narang | March 22, 2018

Here's how to ensure your business isn't a casualty during its first year of operation.