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12 Great Business Ideas (You Could Start Today)
By Business News Daily Editor | April 25, 2015

 

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You: Starting a…Plumbing Business
By Business News Daily Editor | April 15, 2015

The inside scoop on starting your own business.

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Bright Ideas: 6 Bold Startups Reinventing Their Industries
By Nicole Fallon | April 01, 2015

These startups and small businesses are putting new spins on long-standing industries.

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Want Your Family Business to Thrive? Modernize & Plan Ahead
By Nicole Fallon | March 16, 2015

If family businesses hope to continue into the next generation, they'll need to modernize and start planning for the future.

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7 Benefits of Time and Attendance Systems
By Chad Brooks | March 13, 2015

Seven of the biggest benefits organizations say they get from using time and attendance systems.

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15 Time-and-Attendance Systems for Small Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 13, 2015

A rundown of 15 time and attendance systems designed for small businesses.

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7 Ways to Get the Internship of Your Dreams
By Chad Brooks | March 12, 2015

In order to secure these critical opportunities, you must be proactive in your search, be aware of the skills they require and be able to learn how to gain those skills.

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Startup or Corporate? Choosing the Right Company to Work For
By Nicole Fallon | March 03, 2015

Whether you're new to the workforce or just looking to change jobs, choose and apply to the type of company that suits your personality and career goals.

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Zip It! Why You Need to Be More Tight-Lipped at Work
By Chad Brooks | February 28, 2015

More than half of U.S. support staff workers have overheard confidential conversations at work, while 11 percent have stumbled upon information that could get someone fired.

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Baby Boomers Flock to Entrepreneurship
By Chad Brooks | February 03, 2015

Adults over the age of 50 comprise one of the fastest-growing groups of entrepreneurs in the United States. Among those people who don't currently own a business, baby boomers are twice as likely as...

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8 Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities for 2011
By Business News Daily Editor | January 13, 2015

 

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Do It Yourself: 4 Tips for DIY Entrepreneurs
By Nicole Fallon | November 21, 2014

The "do-it-yourself" movement, both in terms of products and technology, have fueled tremendous business growth. Industry experts offer advice for success.

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10 Gift Gadgets for the Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur
By Brett Nuckles | November 20, 2014

Running a business isn't easy, but these gifts can help.

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6 Fashion Startups That Put Customers First
By Nicole Fallon | November 19, 2014

Big fashion companies are often focused on setting trends, but these six direct-to-consumer startups are using data and feedback to put customer experience first.

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4 Franchise Trends That Are Good News for Entrepreneurs
By Nicole Fallon | October 29, 2014

Franchising has always been a popular way to start a business with lower risk. Here's why this path to entrepreneurship is growing, and how it will evolve in the coming years.

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10 Tips for Getting a Small Business Loan
By Chad Brooks | October 23, 2014

Visa Small Business and America's Small Business Development Centers offer small business owners 10 tips to help guide them through the process of obtaining funding.

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Shark Tank Survival: 20 Investment Tips for Entrepreneurs
By Brittney Morgan | October 01, 2014

Looking for an investment? These tips should help you survive the shark tank.

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Starting a Business? 7 Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories, Advice
By Brittney Morgan | September 09, 2014

Thinking about starting a business? Find out how these entrepreneurs got their start, and what advice they have for others.

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5 Desktop Apps to Help Run Your Business Better
By Brittney Morgan | September 03, 2014

These five desktop apps can help you secure your data, provide feedback to your employees, create presentations and more.

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HOLDING FOR BUYERS GUIDE STORY
By Chad Brooks | August 01, 2014

From being able to monitor their equipment around the clock to being able to track what their employees are up to when at work, small businesses owners say they have found a wide range of uses for...

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7 Things to Look for in a Cloud-Based Phone System
By Chad Brooks | July 24, 2014

For small businesses considering a cloud-based option, Easy Office Phone offers several tips to help ensure they get a phone system that best meets their needs.

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20 Online Fax Solutions for Small Businesses
By Chad Brooks | July 24, 2014

Online faxing allows you to send and receive faxes through your email account. Here's a list of 20 online fax solutions.

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LLC? S Corp.? Which Business Structure Is Right For You?
By Nicole Fallon | July 22, 2014

Not sure how to legally structure your business? Here are a few tips to help you decide what's best for your company.

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Top 7 Android Tablet Apps for Business
By Brett Nuckles | July 18, 2014

An Android tablet is a great tool for work, but not every Android app was made for tablets.

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OS X Yosemite: Top 5 Business Features
By Brett Nuckles | June 10, 2014

Another year brings another OS X release, and plenty of new productivity-boosting features with it.

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Can't Get a Business Loan? A Guide to Alternative Business Financing
By Elizabeth Peterson | June 03, 2014

If your loan application doesn't get approved by the bank, don't worry; there are plenty of other places to look for funding.

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Should You Franchise Your Business? 4 Questions to Ask
By Nicole Fallon | May 29, 2014

Think your small business is ready to become a franchise? Ask yourself these four questions before making a decision.

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Human Resource Help: The Advantages of Employee Leasing
By Chad Brooks | May 05, 2014

Partnering with a PEO offers businesses, especially those without a human resources background, many advantages.

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S Corporation vs. LLC: Which is Best for You?
By Chad Brooks | April 18, 2014

Figuring out how to structure your company will be one of the most important decisions you make. Here's the difference between the two.

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What is a C Corporation?
By Chad Brooks | February 06, 2014

These business structures are usually publicly traded companies owned by shareholders. They differ from other structures in the way they are taxed.