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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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The Small Business Owner's Guide to Insurance Coverage
By Jason Hargraves | May 02, 2019

Learn which types of insurance you need to protect your business from damage or liability

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How to Fire a Partner or Co-Founder
By Matt D'Angelo | May 02, 2019

Firing someone you founded your business with is difficult.

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Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By business.com editorial staff | May 01, 2019

Learn how to turn your genealogy hobby into a home-based business.

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Want to Launch a Business? Why You Should Consider Acquisition Entrepreneurship
By Walker Deibel | April 23, 2019

Buying an existing business can be a more successful route than starting one from scratch.

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How to Find the Best Coworking Space for Your Business
By Matt D'Angelo | April 22, 2019

Coworking spaces provide extensive opportunities to small businesses.

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5 Things I Learned About Time Management as a Business Leader
By Marc Sellouk | April 21, 2019

For your business to succeed, you need to prioritize purposeful work.

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The Perks of Self-Employment
By Noelle Ihli | April 14, 2019

Self-employment gives you a chance to find a healthier work-life balance.

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A 10-Step Guide for Starting a Small Business
By Travis Crabtree | April 09, 2019

Follow these tips to start your business on a path to success.

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Life Lessons: How to Choose Your Company's Core Values
By Matt Bowman | March 31, 2019

Giving your business the right core values is of critical importance.

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Best Practices for SMBs Setting Up an HR Department
By Howard Goldstein | March 26, 2019

Setting up your HR department properly can help create a good business culture.

Advice
How can I grow my business with minimal investment?
By Varnika Bhargava | 16 Answers | Last Activity on March 25, 2019

I have started my event management services business but I'm not sure how to convert genuine leads without much investment.

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Used Office Furniture: Pros and Cons
By Skye Schooley | March 07, 2019

Buying used can solve your furniture problems, or it can create new dilemmas.

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How Rich People Got Rich Without College
By Skye Schooley | March 05, 2019

Society tells us to go to college, but that isn't the only route to financial freedom.

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Is Your Company Bankable? How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Loan
By Terry Lammers | March 04, 2019

Banks aren't just interested in your company's financials.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Katharine Paljug | February 27, 2019

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

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The Non-Risk Taker's Guide to Successful Entrepreneurship
By Paul Weber | February 26, 2019

With the right strategies, you can reduce the risks associated with entrepreneurship.

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Resources for Business Owners with Disabilities
By business.com editorial staff | February 06, 2019

Connect with dozens of government programs and resources to make your dream a reality.

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Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By business.com editorial staff | February 04, 2019

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

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Tricks of Trade: Angel Investor Shares Secrets for Landing a Deal
By Chad Brooks | January 29, 2019

Perell's advice includes tips on how to know when you are ready for an investor and how succeed in pitch meetings.

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Buying vs. Leasing a Time Clock
By Skye Schooley | January 25, 2019

Let us help you decide whether to buy or lease a time clock for your business.

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How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur (If You Aren't Richard Branson)
By Vartika Kashyap | January 23, 2019

You don't need to be Richard Branson to be a successful business owner.

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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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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.

Advice
How does one start a franchise?
By Katherine Cheng | 35 Answers | Last Activity on December 20, 2018

I have been doing this casino party business for over 15 years and I want to franchise out. How do I start? How costly is it? How do I market it?

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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.

Advice
How important is a modern business's online reputation?
By Jim Allen | 65 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2018

How important is online reputation for the modern business? What are some negative impacts of a bad online reputation? I have heard many times that having a strong online reputation is necessary for...