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The Best Small Business Government Grants in 2023
Find out how you can take advantage of these government grants to start or grow your business.
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How to Write a Sales Plan
This guide explains the purpose of a sales plan, what it contains and how to write one that works for your business. It also includes a free template for your own sales plan.
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How to Start a Sole Proprietorship
Looking to start your own business? A sole proprietorship may be the perfect fit.
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What Is Telematics?
Telematics gives businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles unique insight to their vehicles and drivers.
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What Is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO)?
PEOs partner with small businesses to provide payroll, benefits, and human resources support, and they can be a game-changer for your business.
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Choosing a Business Phone System: A Buyer’s Guide
Find a phone system that's right for your business.
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How to Start a Food Truck Business
By Sean Peek | March 23, 2023

Do you want to operate your own food truck? Here’s an overview of everything you’ll need to get started.

5 Business Lessons From Bob’s Burgers
By Brittney Morgan | March 20, 2023

Bob’s Burgers is a popular TV series about a restaurateur and his family. It also offers lessons to real-life small business owners.

What’s the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | March 17, 2023

This guide explains tax identification numbers and how they work for businesses and individuals.

Shark Tank Judge Robert Herjavec on Living the American Dream
By Adam Uzialko | March 17, 2023

Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec shares advice for entrepreneurs and recounts his success stories. Learn from Herjavec's experiences and example.

How to Find the Perfect Business Name
By Skye Schooley | March 17, 2023

Learn the elements of a perfect business name and how to come up with one.

Doing Business in Michigan
By Katharine Paljug | March 16, 2023

Michigan presents unique challenges and opportunities for small business owners. Learn about the environment for businesses in Michigan.

Cover Your Assets: An Insurance Primer for Small Businesses
By Leslie Pankowski | March 15, 2023

Every business is unique and will have different insurance needs. Learn how to select the right business insurance for your company.

Entrepreneurial Characteristics That Lead to Success
By Ross Mudrick | March 14, 2023

Characteristics such as a capacity to network and other specific skills can help gauge entrepreneurial success. Learn traits that support or hinder it.

Cannabis Industry Growth Potential for 2023
By Adam Uzialko | March 14, 2023

Every state has laws and regulations governing marijuana usage. Here's what entrepreneurs need to know to start a cannabis business in the space.

5 Money-Saving Tips for Choosing Small Business Insurance
By Nicole Fallon | March 14, 2023

Small business insurance can protect your company’s assets when something unexpected happens. Here’s how to choose the best insurance for your needs.

How to Start a Business in Arizona
By Paula Fernandes | March 13, 2023

Arizona has healthy economic growth, manageable taxes, resources, and a growing labor market. Learn what it's like to start and run a business in Arizona.

26 Great Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs
By Tejas Vemparala | March 08, 2023

This list of great business ideas offers inspiration to entrepreneurs looking for their next big business idea.

11 Business Ideas for Travel Lovers
By Lauren Wingo | March 07, 2023

If you love traveling and want opportunities to see more places, these 11 business ideas can combine your work and passion.

Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2023
By Alex Halperin | March 06, 2023

Learn about business trends and predictions for small businesses in 2023.

What Is an Elevator Pitch?
By Adam Uzialko | March 06, 2023

Find out everything about elevator pitches, including how to create them and when to deliver them. See examples.

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How to Successfully Launch a New Business During Tough Economic Times
By Business News Daily | March 06, 2023

Thinking of starting a business in a recession? It could be more achievable than you think. Here are 5 tips to ensure your new business thrives in a tough economy.

How to Start a Photography Business
By Pamela S. Stevens | March 02, 2023

This guide offers tips and ideas on starting a photography business, whether you want to capture weddings, pets and families or hone your editing skills.

10 Business Ideas for Entrepreneurial Grads
By Tejas Vemparala | March 01, 2023

Entrepreneurial college graduates may find inspiration in these business ideas.

Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | March 01, 2023

Before you search for funding for your business, you have to know how much you need. Here's how to know what your startup will cost you to launch.

What Are the Downsides of Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 01, 2023

International funding can be a great option for many businesses, but there are pitfalls to be aware of. Get guidance on working with foreign investors here.

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Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | February 28, 2023

Setting up your business as an LLC may limit your liability, but failing to properly handle your business taxes comes with steep consequences.

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10 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances
By Max Freedman | February 28, 2023

Education and organization are two keys to ensuring your business is financially healthy.

How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | February 28, 2023

If you’re starting a new small business, find out where to begin and how to achieve success.

Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | February 28, 2023

Articles of incorporation are essential to legally incorporate your business. Here's what you need to know about obtaining and filing them.

New Business Idea? How to Test It Before Launching
By Sammi Caramela | February 28, 2023

When preparing to start a business, test your business idea first to ensure its viability. Here's how.

Grab Your Headphones: 50 Inspirational Songs for Entrepreneurs
By Bassam Kaado | February 28, 2023

Check out a list of 50 inspirational songs for entrepreneurs, curated by successful business owners and CEOs.

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How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | February 28, 2023

Opening a private medical practice is a challenging process, but it can be easier if you break it down with this step-by-step guide.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | February 28, 2023

Seeking money as a startup can be hard, but crowdfunding might be a good alternative. Here's what you should know about this financing option.

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Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): How to Get One
By Sean Peek | February 28, 2023

Most businesses with employees need a federal employer identification number. Here are the different ways you can apply for a FEIN.

How to Write a Business Proposal
By Sammi Caramela | February 23, 2023

Business proposals effectively introduce you to potential clients. Learn what to put in a business proposal and how to format it and showcase your talents.