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The State of Small Business: Oklahoma
By Adam Uzialko | May 06, 2016

What is it like doing business in Oklahoma? Business News Daily interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organizations to find out.

Part-Time Entrepreneur? Why It's the Way to Go
By Mark Henricks | April 30, 2016

You don't have to quit your day job to be an entrepreneur. Author Patrick McGinnis shares why a part-time side business is the best way to start out.

Small Business Snapshot: Sugar Bowl Bakery
By Brittney Morgan | April 28, 2016

Andrew Ly, CEO and co-founder of Sugar Bowl Bakery explains how this image represents his business.

9 Surprising Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day
By Nicole Fallon | April 09, 2016

A day in the life of an entrepreneur may not be exactly what you'd expect. Founders and executives shared one surprising task that appears on their daily to-do list.

6 Steps to Steel Yourself for Tough Times
By Nicole Fallon | April 08, 2016

Economic and personal hardships can strike anyone at any time. Is your business prepared to survive tough situations?

Behind the Business Plan: Little Earth Productions
By Adam Uzialko | April 06, 2016

Ava DeMarco, co-founder of Little Earth Productions, shares the story of how the sports apparel manufacturer grew from a backyard startup to a thriving business.

Behind the Business Plan: Playwire
By Adam Uzialko | March 31, 2016

Playwire co-founder Jayson Dubin goes behind the business plan to discuss his video advertising platform with Business News Daily.

63 Entrepreneurs Share the First Thing They Do Each Morning
By Brittney Morgan | March 31, 2016

How should you start your day? Entrepreneurs share the morning routines that make them successful.

Behind the Business Plan: Greyhours
By Adam Uzialko | March 28, 2016

Emrah Yuceer, co-founder of watchmaker Greyhours, told Business News Daily about the company's high-end watchmaking operation and how it is able to keep prices low for consumers.

16 Life-Changing Moments That Led to Entrepreneurship
By Nicole Fallon | March 25, 2016

Entrepreneurs share the important life experiences that inspired them to start their businesses.

Former Marine on 5 Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed
By Adam Uzialko | March 23, 2016

Will Post, a retired U.S. Marine, discusses how he founded his own company after serving in the military, and the lessons he learned along the way.

Borrow or Fundraise? How to Fund Your Startup
By Nicole Fallon | March 17, 2016

Should you take out a business loan or try to raise the money yourself? Finance and business experts weigh in on the best choice for you.

10 Insightful Company Culture Questions to Ask Your Interviewer
By Nicole Fallon | March 17, 2016

When you're looking for a new job, the company culture can be as big a factor as the work itself. Here's how to get a clearer picture of a potential employer's environment.

Behind the Business Plan: Sugru
By Adam Uzialko | March 12, 2016

Jane ní Dhulchaointigh, the inventor of Sugru, tells Business News Daily about her moldable glue and the business she launched after its invention.

10 Surprising Things Every Business Plan Should Include
By Business News Daily Editor | March 09, 2016

Writing a business plan? Don't forget these 10 often-overlooked, but essential components.

To Do or To Delegate: Which Tasks Are Worth Your Time?
By Nicole Fallon | March 02, 2016

Entrepreneurs tend to wear a lot of hats, but you might be wasting time on tasks that would be done better off by someone else.

11 Strange (But Successfully Funded) Kickstarter Products
By Brittney Morgan | March 02, 2016

These Kickstarter campaigns may have started as weird ideas, but they evolved into successful businesses.

Switching Gears: 6 Startups That Successfully Reinvented Themselves
By Nicole Fallon | February 25, 2016

These entrepreneurs guided their companies through a business model shift and came out stronger on the other side. Here's how they did it.

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Applying For a Small Business Loan
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2016

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to expand an existing one, you might need a small business loan to accomplish your business goals.

Spend Smart: Making the Most of Your New Business Loan
By Nicole Fallon | February 23, 2016

Approved for a business loan? Here's what to do — and not to do — once you receive your funds.

Behind the Business Plan: Snip-its
By Adam Uzialko | February 22, 2016

Joanna Meiseles, creator and founder of Snip-its, shares her story about creating a child-friendly salon that focuses on combining entertainment with haircuts to transform the experience into...

13 Cool Vegan-Friendly Businesses That Inspire
By Brittney Morgan | February 19, 2016

Are you a vegan or considering becoming a vegan? Then you need to check out these awesome animal-friendly businesses.

How to File a Patent for Your Product
By Business News Daily Editor | February 13, 2016

Have an idea for an invention? Here's what you should know about patenting it.

5 Essential Startup Steps You Shouldn't Overlook
By Nicole Fallon | February 10, 2016

Starting your own business? Don't miss these important steps that can easily be overlooked.

The 10 Best Business Ideas of the Year
By Chad Brooks | February 01, 2016

We’ve covered lots of new business concepts throughout the year, but these 10 rank among our favorites.

'Shark Tank' Judge Herjavec on Living the American Dream
By Business News Daily Editor | February 01, 2016

Want advice from a shark?

13 Strange Businesses You Didn't Know Existed
By Brittney Morgan | February 01, 2016

From prank candles and mystery boxes to custom romance novels and spandex suits, these 13 businesses are strange but oddly successful.

15 Important Startup Lessons for New Entrepreneurs
By Nicole Fallon | January 26, 2016

Starting your first business? Heed the lessons of these founders and CEOs who have been there before.

Becoming a Benefit Corporation: Is It Right for Your Business?
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2016

Becoming a benefit corporation means that social responsibility is in your business's DNA. Here's what it means to join the ranks of B Corps.

Behind the Business Plan: Factory45
By Adam Uzialko | January 20, 2016

Shannon Whitehead goes Behind the Business Plan with Business News Daily to discuss Factory45, an online accelerator that helps launch sustainable apparel companies.