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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.