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Hey, Neighbor: Why You Should Be Greeting Your In-Store Customers
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 17, 2022

As brick-and-mortar stores continue to fade, Pet Supplies Plus focuses on developing the human element in its stores.

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How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package
By Andreas Rivera | August 17, 2022

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

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Quitting Your Day Job? The Basics on Benefits Coverage for Entrepreneurs
By Saige Driver | August 17, 2022

Ready to leave the corporate world behind? Here's what you need to know about getting benefits coverage when you're self-employed.

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Guide to Starting a Business in Maryland?
By Cailin Potami | August 16, 2022

What is it like doing business in Maryland? We interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organization leaders to find out.

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How to Start a Business in Arizona
By Paula Fernandes | August 12, 2022

If you plan on starting a business in Arizona, you should be aware of these key challenges and opportunities in the state.

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Guide to Starting a Business in Georgia
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

How do you start a business in Georgia? Here's what you need to know before you start a business in the Peach State.

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How to Run a Business in California
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

How are small business owners performing in California, and what are the challenges, opportunities and available resources?

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Open Enrollment: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 12, 2022

Open enrollment lets you elect benefits packages for your employees. Here's what you need to know to create the best offering for your workers.

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Entrepreneurial Traits That Lead to Success
By Siri Hedreen | August 12, 2022

A good idea is one thing, but investors want to see a leader who can bring it to fruition. Check out the top entrepreneurial traits for success.

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Founded When? America’s Oldest Companies
By Brittney Morgan | August 12, 2022

Despite wars and recessions, these 21 American companies have survived to stand the test of time. Learn what it takes to build a business that lasts.

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Companies Founded by Amazing Young Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | August 12, 2022

These entrepreneurs have launched successful startups and learned a lot about the world of business and marketing – all when they were 18 or younger.

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Online Business Laws Your Small Business Needs to Know
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 12, 2022

Don't put your online business in jeopardy by being uninformed. Here are five online business laws you should know.

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Why You Need a Business Bank Account, and How to Choose One
By Julie Ritzer Ross | August 12, 2022

Having a business bank account, rather than mingling business finances with personal finances, protects your business and your personal finances.

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Tips Black Women Business Owners Have for Black Female Entrepreneurs
By Simone Johnson | August 12, 2022

Black women are starting more businesses than any other group, but they need support to help them grow. Here are tips from five Black female entrepreneurs.

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Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

Setting up your business as an LLC may limit your liability, but failing to properly handle your business taxes comes with steep consequences.

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The Power That Small Businesses Wield
By Skye Schooley | August 12, 2022

Large businesses depend on small businesses for many things. Learn what influence you have and how to use it to your advantage.

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How to Start a CBD Business
By Sammi Caramela | August 12, 2022

The CBD industry is experiencing booming growth. Here is how to start a CBD business and enter the industry.

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Why Small Businesses Are Good for Local Economies
By Dock David Treece | August 12, 2022

Small businesses contribute greatly to local economies. See the various ways SMBs help everyone prosper.

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How to Fuel Your Student-Led Startup
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

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

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How to Write the Perfect Mission Statement (With Samples)
By Ross Mudrick | August 12, 2022

Mission statements reflect your company's goals, purpose and values – why it exists. Learn how to craft the perfect mission statement for your business.

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Small Business Resource Guide for Veterans
By Julianna Lopez | August 11, 2022

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be difficult, especially when it comes to your career. Here are a few tools to get you started.

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20 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business
By Skye Schooley | August 10, 2022

Learn what small business experts say are the 20 biggest errors startups make and why new businesses fail.

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Your Guide to Choosing Small Business Insurance 
By Skye Schooley | August 09, 2022

Find out what business insurance is, the different types of policies, the costs and how to determine what you need.

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22 Online Business Ideas You Can Start Tomorrow
By Max Freedman | August 08, 2022

If you're looking to launch an online business quickly, these 22 ideas can get you up and running by tomorrow.

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Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | August 05, 2022

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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23 Green Business Ideas for Eco-Minded Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | August 05, 2022

Corporate social responsibility is becoming an imperative. These green business ideas can help you launch a company that cares for the environment.

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14 Great Examples of Socially Responsible Businesses
By Saige Driver | August 05, 2022
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What Is B2C?
By Adam Uzialko | August 05, 2022

B2C, or business to consumer, is the type of commerce transaction in which businesses sell products or services to consumers.

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Cover Your Assets: An Insurance Primer for Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | August 05, 2022
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In Most Countries, Freelancers Earn More Than Average Workers
By Nadia Reckmann | August 05, 2022

Recent data shows you can make more money freelancing than with a traditional job. Learn about the earning power, upsides and downsides of freelancing.