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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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How Buy-Sell Agreements Work
By Max Freedman | February 11, 2021

A buy-sell agreement describes how a partner's shares are redistributed if they leave the company. It is an important contract that every business partnership should maintain.

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Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 05, 2021

If your small business is in need of capital, angel investors are an option you can turn to for funding. Here's everything you need to know about finding an angel investor.

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The Benefits of Working With the SBA
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

From access to capital to education and counseling, the Small Business Administration has a lot to offer small business owners.

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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18 B2B Business Ideas for 2021
By Usman Raza | January 20, 2021

If you're thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2021 but not sure what your startup should be, check out these business ideas to consider.

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How to Build Business Momentum With Limited Resources
By Chris Porteous | January 19, 2021

Here, we look at how a business can establish decent momentum with only a handful of resources.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.

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Top 10 Customer Support Tips to Make Your Startup Prosper
By Emily Watson | January 11, 2021

Customer support is often the most important aspect of a business.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 07, 2021

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

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How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | January 05, 2021

Learn about what businesses you can start with limited to no startup capital.

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How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | January 05, 2021

Follow these 11 steps to start your physical or online clothing store.

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Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | December 31, 2020

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.

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18 Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Get Business Insurance
By Scott Gerber | December 30, 2020

Entrepreneurs should think through these factors first before choosing insurance.

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What to Do if You Can't Get a Business Loan
By Chris Porteous | December 23, 2020

There are some key steps you should take if your business needs an influx of cash and you can't get a loan.

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What It Takes to Succeed in a Business Partnership
By Deborah Sweeney | December 22, 2020

Keep these things in mind before entering a business partnership.

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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | December 18, 2020

When your business needs a quick infusion of cash, what are your options? Learn about the different types of fast business loans and what you need to apply for them.

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Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2020

Debt and equity financing are two sources of capital you can consider when raising money for your startup.

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | December 02, 2020

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

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Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By Max Freedman | November 30, 2020

There are a few things to consider before opening a new location.

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Grants for Felons
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 30, 2020

There are grants available for felons who are looking to start a small business.