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15 Business Ideas That Don't Require Employees
By Sean Peek | November 16, 2020

Starting a business that doesn't require employees keeps overhead expenses low. Here are 15 great business ideas that don't require employees.

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How to Write the Perfect Mission Statement (With Samples)
By Patrick Proctor | November 13, 2020

Learn what a mission statement is, why you need one and how to write the perfect mission statement for your business.

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How to Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | November 10, 2020

Need funding? A small business bank loan can be a good option, if you qualify for it. Here are some tips to make it easier to get a bank business loan.

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Online Business Laws Your Small Business Needs to Know
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 09, 2020

There are many rules and regulations that govern e-commerce. These five, in particular, could significantly impact your small business.

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How to Start an LLC: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 06, 2020

An LLC is a safe, flexible business structure option for small business owners. Here's what you need to do to set up an LLC.

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11 Things to Do Before Starting a Business
By Stella Morrison | November 04, 2020

It's important to research your industry, find competitors, understand risk and map out your finances before starting your business.

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11 Secrets for Growing Your Business Quickly
By Business News Daily Editor | October 27, 2020

There's no surefire formula for instant success, but you can boost your business's growth with these tips from startup founders.

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What Is a Business Microloan?
By Andrew Martins | October 22, 2020

If your new small business needs a short-term, low-interest infusion of funds, a microloan could be exactly what you're looking for.

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What Business Expenses Do You Need to Track?
By Adam Uzialko | October 22, 2020

To better manage your cash flow and maximize your tax deductions, it's important to carefully track business expenses. Here are the expenses you need to track.

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Small Business Resource Guide for Veterans
By Julianna Lopez | October 22, 2020

Are you a veteran looking to start your own business? Here are several tools you can use to get started.

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What Funding Can You Get for Franchises?
By Andrew Martins | October 22, 2020

Franchising can be an expensive proposition, but there are some business loans and alternative financing options that can help you get the funding you need.

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What Is Statistical Analysis?
By Chad Brooks | October 19, 2020

Statistical analysis is, according to one service provider, "the science of collecting, exploring and presenting large amounts of data to discover underlying patterns and trends."

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How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 15, 2020

Selling products online is more popular than ever. Here's how you can get on the e-commerce bandwagon.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Food Truck
By Brittney Morgan | October 14, 2020

Thinking about putting your restaurant on wheels? Here are 10 tips to help your food truck run seamlessly.

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Bond Insurance for Business Owners
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 09, 2020

Surety bonds are a necessary part of business if you're working with a government agency or bidding for construction jobs.

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How to Market to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 30, 2020

Recurrent is a hygiene company specifically created for Gen Z. Its founders say marketing to Gen Z isn't that hard. Here are their top five tips for appealing to this new group of consumers.

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9 Ways for New Businesses to Survive the Pandemic
By Skye Schooley | September 25, 2020

Get expert advice to help your new business survive the pandemic.

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How to Create a Unique Customer Experience That Drives Repeat Business
By Adam Uzialko | September 21, 2020

Old World Shaving Parlor in Red Bank, New Jersey, offers traditional, personalized service in an old-timey atmosphere that keeps customers coming back.

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Cannabis Industry Growth Potential for 2021
By Adam Uzialko | September 16, 2020

The cannabis industry is poised to expand into several new markets in 2021. Could this be your opportunity to launch a new business in the space?

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5 Steps for Writing an Executive Summary
By Skye Schooley | September 15, 2020

Learn what to include in your executive summary and how to go about writing one.

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Pros and Cons of Forming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2020

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a corporation to decide if incorporating is right for you.

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Franchise Agreement Best Practices
By Max Freedman | September 10, 2020

Before you sign a franchise agreement, you should have a clear understanding of what it is and what it obligates you and the franchisor to.

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Entrepreneurs Define the Meaning of Business Success
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 09, 2020

Here's what success looks like according to other business owners.

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What Is an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | September 08, 2020

S corporations are a popular business type. Here's what you should know if you want your business to be one.

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What's the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | September 04, 2020

Your tax ID helps you move through the world of business. Learn how it differs from a corporate number and other ID numbers.

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6 Steps to Becoming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 03, 2020

Follow this six-step process to turn your business into a corporation.

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What Are Articles of Incorporation and Operating Agreements?
By Skye Schooley | September 02, 2020

Learn whether your business needs an operating agreement, bylaws, articles of incorporation or a certificate of formation.

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Ultimate Guide to Business Franchising
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 27, 2020

Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to open up a ready-made business that has branding and processes already in place.

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Difference Between LLC and Inc.
By Adam Uzialko | August 26, 2020

What is the difference between an LLC and an Inc. business? This guide will explain how the two entities differ and why it matters to your small business.

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New Business Idea? How to Test It Before Launching
By Sammi Caramela | August 25, 2020

When preparing to start a business, you should test your business idea to ensure it is viable. Here's how to do it.