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How to Start a Photography Business
By Pamela S. Stevens | April 11, 2023

This guide offers tips and ideas on starting a photography business, whether you want to capture weddings, pets and families or hone your editing skills.

What Is an Elevator Pitch?
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2023

Find out everything about elevator pitches, including how to create them and when to deliver them. See examples.

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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 06, 2023

Startup costs are a part of your budget that shouldn't be overlooked. Learn the most important startup costs, including legal, tech and marketing costs.

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Quitting Your Day Job? The Basics on Benefits Coverage for Entrepreneurs
By Saige Driver | April 03, 2023

Self-employed workers must obtain benefits like liability, health and disability insurance and a retirement plan. Learn about benefits for entrepreneurs.

5 Business Lessons From Bob’s Burgers
By Brittney Morgan | March 20, 2023

Bob’s Burgers is a popular TV series about a restaurateur and his family. It also offers lessons to real-life small business owners.

How to Find the Perfect Business Name
By Skye Schooley | March 17, 2023

Learn the elements of a perfect business name and how to come up with one.

Cover Your Assets: An Insurance Primer for Small Businesses
By Leslie Pankowski | March 15, 2023

Every business is unique and will have different insurance needs. Learn how to select the right business insurance for your company.

Entrepreneurial Characteristics That Lead to Success
By Ross Mudrick | March 14, 2023

Characteristics such as a capacity to network and other specific skills can help gauge entrepreneurial success. Learn traits that support or hinder it.

5 Money-Saving Tips for Choosing Small Business Insurance
By Nicole Fallon | March 14, 2023

Small business insurance can protect your company’s assets when something unexpected happens. Here’s how to choose the best insurance for your needs.

11 Business Ideas for Travel Lovers
By Lauren Wingo | March 07, 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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How to Successfully Launch a New Business During Tough Economic Times
By Business News Daily | March 06, 2023

Thinking of starting a business in a recession? It could be more achievable than you think. Here are 5 tips to ensure your new business thrives in a tough economy.

10 Business Ideas for Entrepreneurial Grads
By Tejas Vemparala | March 01, 2023

Entrepreneurial college graduates may find inspiration in these business ideas.

What Are the Downsides of Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 01, 2023

International funding can be a great option for many businesses, but there are pitfalls to be aware of. Get guidance on working with foreign investors here.

Grab Your Headphones: 50 Inspirational Songs for Entrepreneurs
By Bassam Kaado | February 28, 2023

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

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How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | February 28, 2023

Opening a private medical practice is a challenging process, but it can be easier if you break it down with this step-by-step guide.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | February 28, 2023

Seeking money as a startup can be hard, but crowdfunding might be a good alternative. Here's what you should know about this financing option.

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

Business proposals effectively introduce you to potential clients. Learn what to put in a business proposal and how to format it and showcase your talents.

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

Etsy is an online marketplace where creators sell unique handmade and vintage items. Get inspired by strange Etsy shops that have found success.

Businessman President: The Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Oval Office
By Matt D’Angelo | February 21, 2023

These presidents were also prominent in business either before or after their time in office.

Why Small Businesses Are Good for Local Economies
By Dock David Treece | February 21, 2023

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

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Protolabs Cool Idea Award
By Cailin Potami | February 21, 2023

The Protolabs Cool Idea Award helps innovators develop their unique inventions. Get inspired and learn how anyone can turn a cool idea into a business.

Meet The Man Who Kept Microsoft Secure For 16 Years
By Jordan Bishop | February 21, 2023

Discover how Microsoft keeps its global team of almost 200,000 people safe across the globe and learn how you can do it too.

The Skinny Business Plan
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

While every business needs a business plan, you don't need a novel to tell the story of your business. Instead, your business plan should be a living, changing document that focuses on the most...

Business Advice from Uncle Al … (Capone, That Is)
By Jeanette Mulvey | February 21, 2023

These business insights from Al Capone can help entrepreneurs learn (legal) tips for business success from the legendary gangster.

The Pros and Cons of Financing a Startup With Credit Cards
By Erica Sandberg | February 21, 2023

This guide explains the advantages and disadvantages of financing a small business with a credit card.

What It Really Costs When Walmart Comes to Town
By Brandi Calero-Holmes | February 21, 2023

Walmart brings advantages and disadvantages to local communities. Learn the true meaning of a Walmart economy and if Walmart is bad for America.

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Article Petitions That Worked
By Jeremy Bender | February 21, 2023 is the world's largest petition platform. Discover successful petitions that made impactful changes and what lessons business owners can learn.

6 Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer
By Jeremy Bender | February 21, 2023

Every business needs a business plan. Learn the essential questions to answer in your business plan to set your business goals and prepare for success.

What Is a C Corporation?
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

C corporations are usually publicly traded companies owned by shareholders. Learn how they differ from other structures and how to start one.

What Is Venture Capital?
By Alex Halperin | February 21, 2023

This guide explains what venture capital is and how it can help high-growth entrepreneurs fund their businesses.