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14 Strange Etsy Shops You Won’t Believe Exist
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Everything on Etsy is unique, but not everything is traditional. These strange Etsy shops are proof.

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Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

Are you looking for an accountant to help manage your finances? Finding the right one can be tricky. Here's how to find the best one for your business.

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7 Wedding Businesses To Inspire Love (And Business Ideas)
By Shayna Waltower | January 23, 2023

These wedding companies make love their business. Could they also inspire wedding-themed business ideas of your own?

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50 Franchises for Every Budget
By Saige Driver | January 23, 2023

Franchising is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs who want a ready-made business to run. Check out these franchise options for a wide range of budgets.

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6 Steps to Become an Uber or Lyft Driver
By Saige Driver | January 23, 2023

The barriers to entry are relatively low to drive for Uber or Lyft. Follow these six steps to become a rideshare driver.

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How to Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Whether your kid wants to start a lemonade stand or a bigger enterprise, here's how to ensure the business is legal.

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Got Old Stuff? Start a Side Hustle by Selling It
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Online peer-to-peer marketplaces make reselling unwanted items a viable business option for just about anyone.

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How to Start a Restaurant
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Starting a restaurant is a dream for many entrepreneurs. Learn the pros and cons of starting a restaurant and actionable steps to ensure success.

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Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance Right for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Traditional insurance plans are often a huge financial burden for microbusinesses. Here's why peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance might be right for you.

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How to Write a Business Proposal
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Writing a business proposal for your clients? Here's everything you need to know.

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Loan FAQs: Common Questions About Getting Business Loans
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Business News Daily spoke with finance experts to answer these nine FAQs about small business loans.

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13 Businesses You Can Start Up Quickly
By Ross Mudrick | January 23, 2023

If you have a talent or service that others want, you could quickly set up a new business. Learn startup ideas, legal considerations and marketing tips.

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What Is C2B?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 23, 2023

C2B businesses aim to generate value from their customer base, such as by crowdsourcing ideas or soliciting customer feedback. Learn how a C2B model works.

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Small Businesses Without Insurance Take Dangerous Risks
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Small businesses and startups work with tight budgets, but some expenses, such as business insurance, may be worth the cost. Here's what you need to know.

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11 Business Ideas for Travel Lovers
By Lauren Wingo | January 23, 2023

If you love traveling and want opportunities to see more places, these 11 business ideas can combine your work and passion.

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9 Ways to Know if You Have a Great Business Idea
By Shayna Waltower | January 23, 2023

Have you come up with a business idea and wonder if it could be the next great thing? Ask yourself these nine questions to determine its viability.

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Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Before you search for funding for your business, you have to know how much you need. Here's how to know what your startup will cost you to launch.

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How to Trademark Your Business Name
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Protecting your business's brand is just as important as creating it. Find out how to apply for a trademark.

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How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package
By Andreas Rivera | January 23, 2023

Learn how to attract talent and keep employees satisfied with your benefits package.

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You’re Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit
By Jennifer Post | January 23, 2023

What should you do if someone sues your small business? Here's advice from legal experts on how to handle a business lawsuit.

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10 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

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

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Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

If you're an entrepreneur selling creative wares online, Etsy is the obvious choice. But check out these 13 Etsy alternatives that may be right for you.

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How to Pitch Your Business Idea to Potential Investors
By Bennett Conlin | January 23, 2023

Get the funding your business needs with a pitch that tells a good story and shows understanding of the market. Here’s what to include to impress investors.

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What is C2C?
By Andreas Rivera | January 23, 2023

Facilitating purchases between consumers can be a lucrative business strategy. Learn how C2C – customer to customer or consumer to consumer – works.

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How to Fuel Your Student-Led Startup
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Starting a business in college can be tough, but check out these financing opportunities for students.

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8 Strange Businesses You Didn’t Know Existed
By Business News Daily | January 23, 2023

Most businesses are frightfully normal, but humans have unusual habits and desires. Learn about 8 strange businesses that carved a niche for themselves.

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Is Direct Sales the Right Career Path for You?
By Mona Bushnell | January 23, 2023

Many aspiring entrepreneurs choose direct sales as a path to self-employment. Here's what you need to know if you're interested in independent sales consulting.

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Grab Your Headphones: 50 Inspirational Songs for Entrepreneurs
By Bassam Kaado | January 23, 2023

Check out a list of 50 inspirational songs for entrepreneurs, curated by successful business owners and CEOs.

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How to Find a Factory to Manufacture Your Product
By Bennett Conlin | January 23, 2023

Learn how to turn your product idea into a tangible item by finding the perfect factory to manufacture your product.

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How to Choose the Right Franchise
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Thinking about buying a franchise? Here's how to pick one that's right for you, your budget and your business goals.