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5 Things Your Small Business Could Learn from 'Bob's Burgers'
By Brittney Morgan | January 01, 2016

The hit Fox show is more than just a cartoon — it's a fun, relatable and even inspiring portrayal of what it's like to run a small business.

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Web Hosting: A Small Business Guide
By Chad Brooks | December 31, 2015

Learn about the different types of web hosting, how much hosting costs and how to find a web hosting service that's small-business friendly

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Crowdfunding for Startups: 10 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | December 31, 2015

Kickstarter isn't the only crowdfunding platform to finance a business. Here are 10 sites you can use to raise money for your startup.

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Behind the Business Plan: 9Round
By Adam Uzialko | December 29, 2015

Shannon Hudson, co-founder and owner of boxing gym 9Round, knows what it's like to train hard.

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Business Idea Center
By Jeanette Mulvey | December 29, 2015

Looking for a new business idea? Here's a collection of our best business idea stories of the last few years. Surely, there's one here for you.

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Behind the Business Plan: STERLINGS Mobile
By Adam Uzialko | December 28, 2015

Kush Kapila, founder of Sterlings Mobile, went behind the business plan and discussed his barbershop-on-wheels concept with Business News Daily.

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Bouncing Back: 5 Big Companies That Recovered from Bankruptcy
By Nicole Fallon | December 28, 2015

A financial crisis can destroy a business, but these five companies rebounded from the brink of bankruptcy.

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7 Free Word Business Plan Templates
By Sara Angeles | December 27, 2015

Need a business plan but don't want to write one from scratch? Download and fill in one of these free Microsoft Word templates.

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Why Didn't I Think of That? 7 Creative Business Ideas
By Elizabeth Peterson | December 27, 2015

Looking for a new business idea? Here are seven new business ideas to inspire you.

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5 Signs You've Got a Great Business Idea
By Business News Daily Editor | December 27, 2015

Do you have an idea for a new business? While you may find it easy to generate many new business ideas, it isn't as easy to identify which ones are truly stellar.

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How to Start an App Business
By Chad Brooks | December 27, 2015

Lots of people have great ideas for new apps, but it's the ones who figure out how to turn those ideas into a digital product that make it big in the app business. Here's how.

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Behind the Business Plan: Sprout
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2015

Founder and CEO of Sprout, Michael Stausholm, discusses Sprout with Business News Daily.

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Retailing on a Budget: 7 Brick-and-Mortar Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | November 26, 2015

Want to start a retail business but can't afford an expensive commercial storefront? Here are a few budget-friendly alternatives.

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Behind the Business Plan: Front Row Education, Inc.
By Adam Uzialko | November 05, 2015

Co-founder Sidharth Kakkar tells Business News Daily about the data-driven, "learn at your own pace" education curriculum.

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Behind the Business Plan: Meow Parlour
By Adam Uzialko | October 30, 2015

Co-owner Christina Ha discusses the ins and outs of owning New York City's first cat cafe.

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Speak Up: 5 Things Your Boss Wants to Hear You Say
By Chad Brooks | October 16, 2015

Bosses believe their organizations would be more successful if they listened more to employee feedback and opinions.

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Considering Alternative Lending? 6 Red Flags to Look For
By Nicole Fallon | October 13, 2015

Alternative lending has become a popular small business financing option, but not all non-traditional loans are good ones. Here are six warning signs to walk away.

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How to Find the Right B2B Partner for Your Business
By Nicole Fallon | October 09, 2015

Looking for the right business-to-business (B2B) vendor or partner to work with? Here's how to evaluate potential vendors and find the right one for you.

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Starting a Business Later in Life? Tips for Older Entrepreneurs
By Nicole Fallon | October 09, 2015

The startup game isn't just for millennials. Here are a few advantages to starting a business later in life.

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Bootstrapping Your Business: Tips for Self-Funding a Startup
By Nicole Fallon | October 08, 2015

Funding your own startup out of pocket can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Here's how to make it work.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Restaurant
By Brittney Morgan | September 24, 2015

Thinking about opening a restaurant? Here are 10 things experts say you need to do before your grand opening.

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Slow and Steady? 4 Smart Ways to Maintain Business Growth
By Nicole Fallon | September 15, 2015

Many startups aim to achieve rapid expansion, but slow, steady growth might actually be more beneficial to your business in the long run.

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Does Your Business Need a New Direction? Start Here
By Nicole Fallon | September 11, 2015

Does your company need to head in a new direction to continue growing? Here's how to tell and what to do next.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C100P Review: Is It Good for Business?
By Brett Nuckles | September 04, 2015

Asus’s Chromebook Flip C100P is a versatile travel companion at a really low price.

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5 Money-Saving Tips for Choosing Small Business Insurance
By Nicole Fallon | August 17, 2015

Business insurance is a necessary expense, but you don't have to spend a fortune. Here's how to save money on your insurance as a small business owner.

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Applying for a Small Business Loan? Here's What You'll Need
By Elizabeth Peterson | August 12, 2015

Before you head out to apply for a small business loan, get your financial ducks in a row.

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Understanding Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Types
By Elizabeth Peterson | August 12, 2015

If you're going to apply for an SBA-backed loan, first you need to understand the different types.

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13 Secrets to Success from Serial Entrepreneurs
By Nicole Fallon | July 23, 2015

These serial entrepreneurs have started, run and, in some cases, sold several successful businesses. Here's how they did it.

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Student Loans Stunting Small Business Growth
By Chad Brooks | July 08, 2015

Small business creation is significantly impacted in parts of the country where student loan debt is the highest.

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10 Ancient Businesses That Still Exist
By Brittney Morgan | July 03, 2015

After many centuries, it's amazing that these worldly businesses are still open today.