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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Want advice from a shark?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.