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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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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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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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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.

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The Best States for Starting a Business in 2019
By Travis Crabtree | August 20, 2019

Here are four states where you should consider starting a business.

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What to Look for in a SaaS Startup Idea to Make it a Success
By Zaheer Dodhia | August 19, 2019

Software as a service (SaaS) has taken over the business world by storm, and today there are more SaaS startups mushrooming everywhere. To find out whether your SaaS idea struck gold, or not, here...

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5 Ways to Find a Niche for Your Startup
By Brian J. Roberts | August 16, 2019

Here's how to identify your niche and find a market need to base your business on.

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4 Reasons Why Texas Is a Hot State for Starting a Business
By Deborah Sweeney | August 16, 2019

Why are so many startups heading to Texas?

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How to Become a Full-Time Airbnb Entrepreneur
By Sam Zuo | August 07, 2019

A guide for entrepreneurs to turn the average Airbnb side hustle into a full-time business

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Save on App Development With a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
By Rajat Chauhan | August 07, 2019

Minimum viable product (MVP) is a powerful tool harnessed by startups to validate apps.

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5 Ways to Build Customers' Trust
By Bill Brunelle | August 06, 2019

To be successful, small businesses have to create a sense of trust with their customers.

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16 Things to Know When Expanding to a Second Location
By Scott Gerber | August 05, 2019

Growth can be a wonderful thing, but it brings with it its own set of challenges.

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How to Turn Your Small Business Into a Successful Franchise
By Luke Fitzpatrick | July 24, 2019

Franchising your business can be a rewarding experience when done right.

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How to Create a New Brand Image From Scratch
By Thomas Griffin | July 24, 2019

Creating brand image is a tough task. Here is what it takes.

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Is My Business Idea Good Enough?
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 27, 2019

Here's how to know when to run with a business idea and when to let it go.

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8 Traits You Need to Become a Successful Freelancer
By Syed Balkhi | June 17, 2019

Learn what it takes to succeed as a freelancer.

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When a Law Firm Isn't the Right Fit for Your Legal Practice: Starting Your Own Solo Practice
By Beth Lebowitz | June 05, 2019

When you'll know it's time to kick-start a solo legal practice.

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Why Develop a Product With a Contract Manufacturer
By Jared Haw | June 05, 2019

A contract manufacturer’s success is strongly tied to the client's they work

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SBA Loan Default: 5 Things You Need to Know Right Now
By Jason Milleisen | May 27, 2019

If you might default on your SBA loan, keep these tips in mind.