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Thriving Small Businesses Boost Real Estate Values
By Alex Halperin | April 28, 2023

Small businesses impact real estate values by creating a thriving local economy. Learn how real estate and SMBs coexist and help their communities.

How to Run a Business in Pennsylvania
By Adam Uzialko | April 28, 2023

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.

The Top Reason Most Entrepreneurs Start Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | April 28, 2023

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

How to Start a Business in Ohio
By Julianna Lopez | April 28, 2023

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

What’s the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | April 28, 2023

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

Everything You Need to Know About E-Commerce
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 28, 2023

Learn the inner workings of e-commerce businesses and how you can run one.

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

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

Are Magic Mushrooms the Next Cannabis Industry? How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare
By Ross Mudrick | April 28, 2023

The psilocybin industry may have exciting opportunities ahead.

Should You Set up Your Business as an LLC or an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | April 28, 2023

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.

National Small Business Week: Getting Involved in Your Community
By Sammi Caramela | April 24, 2023

National Small Business Week is a great time to start getting involved in your local community. Here’s how — and why — to engage with it.

Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | April 18, 2023

Though a great choice for crowdfunding campaigns, Kickstarter isn’t your only option. One of these alternatives might better suit your needs.

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6 Problems That Kill Small Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | April 14, 2023

Small businesses face many problems, like poor cash flow and bad leadership. Learn the issues that can sink a company and how to keep your business alive.

New Business Idea? How to Test It Before Launching
By Sammi Caramela | April 11, 2023

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

How to Start a Photography Business
By Pamela S. Stevens | April 11, 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.

What Is an Elevator Pitch?
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2023

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

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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 06, 2023

Startup costs are a part of your budget that shouldn't be overlooked. Learn the most important startup costs, including legal, tech and marketing costs.

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Quitting Your Day Job? The Basics on Benefits Coverage for Entrepreneurs
By Saige Driver | April 03, 2023

Self-employed workers must obtain benefits like liability, health and disability insurance and a retirement plan. Learn about benefits for entrepreneurs.

Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | March 30, 2023

Accountants can help small business owners set financial goals and manage finances accurately. Learn how to select an accountant for your small business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Entrepreneurial college graduates may find inspiration in these business ideas.

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.

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.