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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 Passion and Desire to Help Led One Entrepreneur Into Business
By Colton Bollinger | November 13, 2018

See how the Jumper Media founder started a business without intending to.

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Better Together: Making Magic Between Big Companies and Startups
By Alex Goryachev | November 07, 2018

Startups don't have to compete with the giants of their industries if they collaborate.

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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Small Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)
By Meredith Wood | November 01, 2018

These mistakes can sink your business, but they're easy to avoid.

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4 Warning Signs Your E-commerce Idea Is Failed From the Start
By Manish Dudharejia | October 24, 2018

If the market doesn't exist for your e-commerce idea, you'll never get it off the ground.

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Is starting a new business a good plan during retirement?
By Jane Emery | 48 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2018

I recently decided to retire from the banking industry. I love cooking and have long wanted to start a business in health and wellness. I am wondering if I would be taking on too much. I know this...

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Looking for a Business Credit Card? Discover Exec Highlights What to Consider
By Chad Brooks | October 15, 2018

When used properly, business credit cards can be a valuable tool for small business owner.

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Up
By Tori Gerbig | October 11, 2018

One successful entrepreneur shares five valuable lessons for budding entrepreneurs.

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The Best Business Plan Software of 2020
By business.com editorial staff | October 10, 2018

Looking for business plan software? Which software application is right for your business? Learn more by reading our reviews.

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Which is a better calendar system: iCal or Google? Or something else?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 8 Answers | Last Activity on October 10, 2018

I was on Outlook forever and am no longer using it. I have appointments going to both iCal and Google calendars and it is becoming a mess. I mostly add and review events through my iphone, but I...

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Finding the Right Co-founders: Why Personality Matters
By Julia McNamara | October 03, 2018

Shared passion isn't enough to ensure a successful founding partnership.

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How to Make Money in Retirement: A Guide to Turning a Hobby into a Side Business
By business.com editorial staff | September 24, 2018

Many retirees turn side interests into income. Learn how to make money in retirement.

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Want a Career With Purpose? It's Not as Elusive as You Think It Is
By Henry R Steele | September 21, 2018

Here's how to create a purpose-driven work life.

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How I Learned to Grow from the 'No'
By Vadim Vladimirskiy | September 18, 2018

Here are three lessons every entrepreneur should follow, according to the CEO of Nerdio.

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10 Business Owners Share Their Tips for Weathering Slow Seasons
By Mona Bushnell | September 06, 2018

We asked entrepreneurs for their advice on how they handle down seasons.

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How a Struggling Startup Can Right the Ship
By Bennett Conlin | August 28, 2018

Focusing on cash flow and customers can help turn your business around.

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How can analytics improve your business?
By Sudhakar Challapalli | 24 Answers | Last Activity on August 27, 2018

India has a low level of utilisation of BA.

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How to find the right team for a startup?
By Shakti Abhishek | 41 Answers | Last Activity on August 27, 2018

Finding a right team for my startup venture has been the biggest challenge for me. How can I overcome this?? If I have fewer contacts, like-minded friends and peers

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A Gamble You Can't Afford to Lose: Finding the Right Materials for Your Product
By Steve Cartier | August 18, 2018

Here are 7 steps to finding the best materials for your manufactured products.

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What is a reasonable late fee to impose on a customer?
By Lamar Walter | 51 Answers | Last Activity on August 15, 2018

We have quite few slow paying customers and want to institute late fees. How do we implement this policy with angering or losing customers?

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | August 15, 2018

How to start a business, find funding and gain customers as a veteran business owner.

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The 6 Most Common Legal Mistakes Made by Newbie Entrepreneurs
By Lee Drizin | August 15, 2018

Legal mistakes are costly, but some can be devastating for your business.

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The Entrepreneur's Road Map: 11 Steps to Success
By Mark Sands | August 09, 2018

So you've decided to start a business. What exactly do you need to do?

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Want to Invest in Digital Real Estate? How to Get Started
By Syed Balkhi | July 30, 2018

You've seen people making money from owning websites. You can do it too.

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Delegate or Die – The Only Way to Grow Your Business
By Harrison Rogers | July 27, 2018

Learn how to effectively delegate tasks to qualified employees.

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How to Tell If Your Business is Growing Too Quickly (and What to Do About It)
By Adam Uzialko | July 26, 2018

If you notice these signs, it could be time to slow down.

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How Starting a Business is Similar to Starting a Marriage
By Malini Bhatia | July 25, 2018

Building a business is a lot like building a relationship.

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How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | July 18, 2018

Everyone's startup is different, but these expenses are typical and usually necessary.

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What are some tips you have for leaders to increase productivity of their employees?
By Natalie Stezovsky | 43 Answers | Last Activity on July 03, 2018
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How to Market Your Startup's Minimum Viable Product
By Britt Armour | June 15, 2018

Launching an MVP requires an adjustment to your marketing strategy.

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What's in a Name? How to Choose the Most Appropriate Job Title
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2018

Business experts gave us these five tips for naming roles in your startup or SMB.