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The Small Business Financing Trends of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 30, 2022

Credit card issuers and small business lenders are opening the spigot again in 2022, providing much needed funding to small businesses.

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How to Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | August 30, 2022

Applying for a business loan from a bank takes multiple steps to ensure your approval. This guide will help you understand how bank business loans work.

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5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan
By Saige Driver | August 30, 2022

Negotiating a business loan could improve the terms and rates your business accepts. Here's how to negotiate a business loan successfully.

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8 Factors That Keep You From Getting a Small Business Loan
By Simone Johnson | August 30, 2022

Getting a small business loan is challenging, especially if your business is new or very small. Here are eight factors that may be blocking your funding.

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What Is Venture Capital?
By Alex Halperin | August 29, 2022

This guide explains what venture capital is and how it can help high-growth entrepreneurs fund their businesses.

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How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | August 29, 2022

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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Should My Business Get a Toll-Free Number?
By Adam Uzialko | August 26, 2022

Toll-free numbers have historically benefited small businesses, but they might be somewhat obsolete now. Here's how to decide whether you need one.

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Should You Set up Your Business as an LLC or an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | August 25, 2022

Selecting the correct business type can help your business succeed and flourish. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or an S corporation.

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How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2022

Selling products online is more popular than ever. Here's how you can get started with e-commerce.

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How to Conduct a Market Analysis for Your Business
By Max Freedman | August 25, 2022

A market analysis can take time and effort, but it's easy to do on your own in just seven steps.

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‘Doing Business As’: How to Register a DBA Name
By Simone Johnson | August 25, 2022

A DBA (doing business as) is the name you want the public to call your company. Learn how to file for a DBA name and find out the costs and advantages.

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What Is an LLC?
By Simone Johnson | August 25, 2022

An LLC is a limited liability company; it protects a business owner's personal assets. Learn the pros and cons of LLCs and how to start one.

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LiquidPlanner Review
By Simone R. Johnson | August 24, 2022

LiquidPlanner is our pick for best large team project management software because of its powerful and comprehensive features. Read our full review.

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TeleDirect Review
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

TeleDirect is our best overall pick for call center reviews because it combines comprehensive service with a flexible pricing model suitable for businesses of any size.

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8 Steps to Bankroll Your Business While in Personal Debt
By Nicole Fallon | August 24, 2022

You don't have to put business ownership on hold if you carry personal debt. Learn how to take a strategic approach to bankroll your venture.

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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.

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Considering Alternative Lending? 6 Red Flags to Look For
By Nicole Fallon | August 24, 2022

Alternative lending has become a popular small business financing option, but not all nontraditional loans are good. Look for these six warning signs.

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Loan FAQs: Common Questions About Getting Business Loans
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

Business News Daily spoke with finance experts to answer these nine FAQs about small business loans.

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Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | August 24, 2022

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.

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Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | August 24, 2022

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

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18 Great Home-Based Business Ideas
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

Want to start a business you can run from home? Check out these ideas for home-based businesses with great potential.

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Small Business Financing Options That Bypass Traditional Banks
By Sean Peek | August 24, 2022

Looking for funding? Find out how to finance your startup without a traditional bank.

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The Basics of Franchising and Today’s Top Opportunities
By Bennett Conlin | August 24, 2022

Opening a franchise is a business opportunity with relatively low risk and high support. Learn about franchising costs, regulations and considerations.

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Guide to Creating a Business Plan With Template
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2022

To make your business idea a reality, you need a business plan. Check out these simple business plan templates to get started. 

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Surety Bonds for Business Owners
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 24, 2022

Find out what a surety bond is, the benefits and the role insurance companies play.

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What Is a Business Microloan?
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2022

For a quick monetary boost that could help you launch your new small business, consider obtaining a microloan.

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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.

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How to Register and Trademark a Brand Name
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 22, 2022

If you want to protect your business's intellectual property, the first step is to register and trademark your brand name. Here's how.

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How Your Parents Helped Make You an Entrepreneur
By Jeanette Mulvey | August 17, 2022
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How to Open a Retail Store
By Bennett Conlin | August 17, 2022

Thinking about opening a retail store? Check out these 8 tips to help you start a retail business.