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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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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.

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How to Identify Third-Party Vendors to Help You Scale
By Vince Dawkins | May 24, 2019

If you want your startup to beat the business-failure odds, it helps to partner up.

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3 Tips for Picking the Right Office Space
By Matt D'Angelo | May 18, 2019

It's important to consider three major things before deciding on an office space.

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Why Every Startup Needs Workers’ Comp Insurance
By Chris Porteous | May 16, 2019

You may be surprised, but every single state requires businesses to have workers' comp.

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How to Know if Franchising Is Right for You
By Josh Cohen | May 09, 2019

You should answer these questions before deciding to be a franchise partner.

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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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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.

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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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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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Tips for Doing Business with These 10 Global Cultures
By Sean Hopwood | February 15, 2019

Businesses must adjust as they deal with different cultures.

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Start Building Your Employer Brand With These 7 Tips
By Meredith Wood | February 11, 2019

It's never too early to start thinking about your small business's employer brand.

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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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Does Your Business Ever Need an 11 x 17 Printer?
By Bennett Conlin | January 30, 2019

Find out if an 11 x 17-inch printer can benefit your operation.

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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.