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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 to Pivot Your Business
By Russell Smith | December 13, 2019

Thinking about pivoting your business? Before you do, ask yourself these five questions.

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Where does a new entrepreneur go for financing to formally start a business?
By Hamilton Hami | 3 Answers | Last Activity on December 10, 2019

I want to start my own sports bar pub and grill. I have an updated business plan which includes all the financial plans drawn out. I just need finances to start building.

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Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in Q4
By Dustin Ray | December 08, 2019

If you have a business idea you can't wait to put into action, is it OK to charge ahead in the midst of Q4?

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How to Start a Successful CBD Business in 2020
By Chris Porteous | December 05, 2019

As the cannabis industry grows, entrepreneurs have an opportunity to capitalize on demand for CBD products.

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4 Ways Military Service Prepares You for Entrepreneurship
By Stephen Bollinger | November 25, 2019

Learn how the habits and practices of the U.S. military hold lessons for every business owner.

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What do I owe my partner that just left the company?
By Matt Gilman | 21 Answers | Last Activity on November 21, 2019

I started an LLC. After a couple years of sputtering, I decided to get more serious about it, so I brought a partner on board. The idea was that this would always be a part time job that we did a...

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How Startups Can Stay Close to Home With the Help of Corporate Partners
By Patrick Riley | November 15, 2019

Keeping startups local could be the thing that revives the global economy one community at a time, and corporate partnerships help make that possible.

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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

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How Apple's ITP Update Will Affect Your Innovation Ambitions
By Jason Brigham | October 30, 2019

Despite all the consumer privacy changes, innovation will continue to be mandatory. Businesses will need to adapt to thrive well into the future.

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Is a Subscription Website Right for Your Business?
By Jared Atchison | October 29, 2019

When used correctly, subscription websites can be a good way to increase your company's revenue.

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5 Reasons Why Franchising Could Save Your Retirement Plans
By Eric Stites | October 28, 2019

Franchising is a solid option for people who are looking to better prepare for retirement. Here's what you need to know before making this decision.

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7 To-Dos Before Launching a Business Website
By Jared Atchison | October 27, 2019

These seven steps will increase your ranking on search engines and boost conversions.

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The Benefits of B-Corporations and the Simple Steps to Achieve Certification
By Anthony Gold | October 24, 2019

B-corporations are good for employees and customers, and good for the world. It's a commitment to creating a positive impact with lasting results.

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How to Choose a Paystub Generator
By Matt D'Angelo | October 22, 2019

Finding the right paystub generator is an important part of processing payroll.

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6 Obstacles I Didn't Expect When My Team Grew so Quickly
By Malte Kramer | October 17, 2019

Accelerated growth can lead to some significant obstacles – learn how to get through them.

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Building a Business Plan: 18 Methods and Tools to Help You
By Scott Gerber | October 11, 2019

Creating and maintaining a plan is far easier when you have the right tools and approaches.

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How to Stop Your Side Business From Getting You Fired
By Chris Porteous | October 09, 2019

Will starting a side hustle get you fired? Here's what you need to know.

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How to Build a Sales Team at Scale
By Matt Shealy | October 01, 2019

Learn how to build a sales team that can scale as your business grows.

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Top 6 Customer Support Tips to Make Your Startup Prosper
By Emily Watson | September 27, 2019

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

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The Roadmap to Start a Membership Site From Scratch
By Mark Thompson | September 25, 2019

Do you want to create an informative, engaging subscription site with a loyal member base? There are some specific steps you'll need to follow.

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4 Tips to Successfully Launch an Online Business
By Jared Atchison | September 24, 2019

A lot more goes into starting an online business than just creating a website. Here are four things to consider when starting an e-commerce venture.

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Why Mentorship Matters to the Startup Community
By Patrick Riley | September 11, 2019

Mentors and mentees have a lot to gain from each other

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Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | September 09, 2019

Startup business owners need operating capital. But many of their options involve selling a slice of their business. It doesn't have to be this way. Startup entrepreneurs can retain all of their...

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Starting a Business: My Expectations vs. The Reality
By Beth Lebowitz | September 02, 2019

You can have a revolutionary business idea, but that doesn't mean you're cut out to be an entrepreneur.

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4 Keys to Building a Growing Customer Base for Your Hobby-Turned-Business
By Nathan Sheets | August 29, 2019

Turn your hobby into a thriving and growing business.

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How to Start a Business From Scratch
By Elijah Masek-Kelly | August 28, 2019

Building a business without upfront investment is tough, but not impossible.

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What Universal Basic Income Could Mean for Innovation
By Siri Hedreen | August 27, 2019

Will a basic income boost entrepreneurship, or discourage it?

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3 Tips for Choosing a Warehouse Space
By Jonathan Keyser | August 23, 2019

Should you buy or lease your warehouse space? Here are three points to consider.

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MLMs Are Preying on the Dream of Entrepreneurship
By Mona Bushnell | August 22, 2019

Multilevel marketing companies target women, immigrants and low-income minorities.

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Mistakes That Cause Data-Driven Innovations to Fail
By Chris Porteous | August 20, 2019

These seven mistakes can prevent your app's success.