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How Your Parents Helped Make You an Entrepreneur
By Linda Pophal | November 16, 2022

Studies repeatedly show that the way you're raised impacts your adult career skills. See the data and find out how to raise a future entrepreneur.

The Top Reason Most Entrepreneurs Start Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | November 16, 2022

Entrepreneurs are not motivated by what you may think when starting their own businesses.

7 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Challenges
By Saige Driver | November 16, 2022

Women own more businesses than ever, but they still face challenges that men in business don't. Learn how some women have overcome obstacles in business.

Entrepreneur Salaries: How Much Should You Pay Yourself?
By Nicole Fallon | November 02, 2022

As a business owner, at what point should you start giving yourself a salary, and how much do you pay yourself? Learn some key salary considerations.

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Incubators Heat Up Chances of Small Business Survival
By Ned Smith | November 02, 2022

Learn how an incubator can nurture a startup, and how it differs from similar economic development programs.

Personality Traits You Need to Start a Business
By Ross Mudrick | November 01, 2022

Specific personality traits are necessary for someone who wants to become an entrepreneur. Learn if you have these traits and how to cultivate them if you don't.

How to Run a Business in California
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2022

How are small business owners performing in California, and what are the challenges, opportunities and available resources?

How to Start a Business in Ohio
By Julianna Lopez | October 20, 2022

This guide offers everything you need to know about starting a business in Ohio, including the benefits, challenges and requirements.

Why Troublemaker Kids Make Great Entrepreneurs
By Isaiah Atkins | October 13, 2022

Many entrepreneurs were childhood mischief-makers who showed determination and willpower. Learn how entrepreneurs can channel risk-taking to find success.

How to Start a Business in Colorado
By Julianna Lopez | October 04, 2022

Are you thinking about starting a business in Colorado? Learn about the state's economy, advantages, disadvantages and operating procedures.

National Small Business Week: Getting Involved In Your Community
By Sammi Caramela | September 19, 2022

In honor of National Small Business Week, here's how you can get involved in your local small business community as a business owner.

How to Start and Run a Business in Washington State
By Adam Uzialko | September 19, 2022

Learn to start and run a business in Washington state by understanding its opportunities and resources.

Cannabis Industry Growth Potential for 2022
By Adam Uzialko | September 19, 2022

This guide reviews cannabis industry growth potential in 2022 and offers tips to entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the space.

Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner: Which One Are You?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 24, 2022

The difference between being an entrepreneur and a business owner may lie in your company's legal status – and your personality.

Family and Friends Provide a Key Lifeline for Entrepreneurs
By Shayna Waltower | August 23, 2022

Small business owners rely on friends and family for social, financial and emotional support. Learn how community support can help businesses thrive.

Guide to Starting a Business in Maryland?
By Cailin Potami | August 16, 2022

What is it like doing business in Maryland? We interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organization leaders to find out.

How to Start a Business in Arizona
By Paula Fernandes | August 12, 2022

If you plan on starting a business in Arizona, you should be aware of these key challenges and opportunities in the state.

Guide to Starting a Business in Georgia
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

How do you start a business in Georgia? Here's what you need to know before you start a business in the Peach State.

Entrepreneurial Traits That Lead to Success
By Siri Hedreen | August 12, 2022

A good idea is one thing, but investors want to see a leader who can bring it to fruition. Check out the top entrepreneurial traits for success.

Tips Black Women Business Owners Have for Black Female Entrepreneurs
By Simone Johnson | August 12, 2022

Black women are starting more businesses than any other group, but they need support to help them grow. Here are tips from five Black female entrepreneurs.

Why Small Businesses Are Good for Local Economies
By Dock David Treece | August 12, 2022

Small businesses contribute greatly to local economies. See the various ways SMBs help everyone prosper.

20 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business
By Skye Schooley | August 10, 2022

Learn what small business experts say are the 20 biggest errors startups make and why new businesses fail.

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In Most Countries, Freelancers Earn More Than Average Workers
By Nadia Reckmann | August 05, 2022

Recent data shows you can make more money freelancing than with a traditional job. Learn about the earning power, upsides and downsides of freelancing.

Entrepreneur’s Flatware for Cancer Patients Wins ‘Cool Idea’ Prize
By Chad Brooks | August 05, 2022

Ohio-based inventor wins free prototype creation

Pros and Cons of Being a Small Business Owner
By Skye Schooley | August 03, 2022

There's a lot to love about entrepreneurship, but the sacrifices are considerable. Weigh the pros and cons of entrepreneurship before launching a business.

How to Run a Business in North Carolina
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

The North Carolina economy presents both challenges and opportunities for small businesses. Learn how to succeed as an entrepreneur in North Carolina.

How to Run a Business in Texas
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

Looking for the right place to start a business? Find out what it's like to own and operate a small business in Texas.

How to Run a Business in New York
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

The New York economy presents both challenges and opportunities for small businesses. Learn how to succeed in the New York business environment.

What to Know About Running a Business in Illinois
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

The Illinois economy presents both challenges and opportunities for small businesses. Here's what you need to know about running a business in Illinois.

How to Run a Business in Pennsylvania
By Adam Uzialko | July 22, 2022

If you own or want to start a business in Pennsylvania, learn how to run a Pennsylvania business by understanding the state's challenges and opportunities.