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How to Start a Business With an Invention
BY Mona Bushnell

Learn how entrepreneur Grace Eleyae created a product that she wanted and couldn't find elsewhere, and how it led her to start a successful business in the beauty and hair care industry.

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Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to ask for financial help for your startup from friends and family.

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Thinking of Opening a Home-Based Business? 6 Things to Know Before the Launch
BY Blake Waller

Now more than ever, people are rethinking their careers and leaning toward home-based businesses to minimize high overhead and the need for employees.

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
BY Chad Otar

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.

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Working After Retirement: Invest in a Franchise
BY Don Daszkowski

With COVID-19, layoffs and incentives to retire early are prompting many to think of the next steps. Why not think big? You can with a franchise investment.

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5 Essentials of the Perfect Business Plan
BY business.com editorial staff

To create the perfect business plan, include these five elements.

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Scaling Up: The Economics of Your Home Delivery Business
BY Marc Kuo

If you're scaling your home delivery business, monitoring and lowering your cost per delivery is key to profitability.

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Should You Buy an Existing Franchise?
BY business.com editorial staff

There's an alternative to launching a new franchise: Buy an existing one.

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5 Tips for Building a Successful Remote Company
BY business.com editorial staff

Build a remote company that runs like clockwork.

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How to Start a Business Without Outside Funding
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Shama Patel launched a successful skin care company with no outside funding. Here's how she did it.

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How to Apply for Government Grants
BY Derek Walter

Applying for government grants can be a confusing and lengthy process, but the end result could be a monetary award for your business. Here's how to apply for a government grant.

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How to Determine How Much Office Space You Need
BY business.com editorial staff

Before you sign a lease, calculate how big an office you need using these estimates.

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Is a Home-Based Franchise Right for You?
BY Don Daszkowski

During tough economic times, people have looked to franchising for job replacement. Is a home-based business right for you?

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for Small Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Consider implementing an RFID system to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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The Dropbox Effect: How to Utilize the Lean Startup Methodology
BY business.com editorial staff

How do big startups like Dropbox manage to climb to the heights they do? It all starts with the Lean Startup methodology.

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Choosing a Location for Your Retail Business: Pros and Cons of Brick and Mortar vs. Online
BY Emerson De Oliveira

Online shops are great, but there are also plenty of reasons to choose a brick-and-mortar store.

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LLC: Why You Need to Create One to Protect Your Assets
BY business.com editorial staff

An LLC may be costly to start, but a lawsuit would cost more.

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10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
BY business.com editorial staff

These factors are crucial in planning a restaurant.

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Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
BY business.com editorial staff

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks.

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Can You Make a Profit and Be Socially Responsible?
BY business.com editorial staff

Can you be both socially responsible and make money while doing so? The short answer is yes, and we’ll show you how to amplify both.