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Your Small Business Guide to LLC Operating Agreements
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what an LLC operating agreement is and how to create one for your business.

Should You Set Up Your Business as an LLC or S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | July 21, 2020

Choosing the right business type is important to the success of your business. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or S corporation.

Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2020

If you want to incorporate your business, you need to secure articles of incorporation. This guide introduces you to the concept and explains how to obtain articles of incorporation for your business.

How to Register a Business Trademark
By Simone Johnson | July 20, 2020

There are many steps in registering a business trademark. Check out our breakdown on how to do it right.

The Pros and Cons of Business Partnerships
By Skye Schooley | July 16, 2020

Is a business partnership right for you?

Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | July 14, 2020

If you're considering establishing an LLC for your business, keep these tax considerations in mind.

Is It Ethical to Start a Business While on Company Time?
By Andrew Martins | July 07, 2020

Like many Americans, you may dream of being your own boss. But if you're working full-time, starting a business could ethically be problematic. Here's what you need to know to do it right.

Small Business Financing Options That Bypass Traditional Banks
By Sean Peek | July 07, 2020

Looking for funding? Find out how to finance your startup without a traditional bank.

How to Start a CBD Business
By Sammi Caramela | July 03, 2020

The CBD sector of the cannabis and hemp industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the space. Here's how you could start a CBD business and get involved.

Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | July 02, 2020

When starting a business, you must answer an important question: How much money do you need? Here's what you need to know about funding your startup.

How to Do a Competitive Analysis
By Skye Schooley | June 30, 2020

Learn the best way to conduct a competitor analysis, and how it can help you improve your products or services.

How to Start a Food Truck Business
By Sean Peek | June 19, 2020

The food truck business can be rewarding. If you've ever thought about making good meals on the go, this guide on launching a food truck business is for you.

10 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon
By Sammi Caramela | June 16, 2020

If you're thinking about opening a salon, these 10 tips will be critical in helping you develop an effective, successful business plan.

Renting Your First Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Business News Daily Editor | June 02, 2020

If you're ready to rent your first commercial space, here's what you need to know about the leasing process.

9 Inspiring Ways Companies Are Giving Back Right Now
By Business News Daily Editor | June 01, 2020

Corporate social responsibility is quickly becoming a must for modern businesses. Here are nine companies with inspiring programs and campaigns to give back to their communities.

7 Tips for Starting a Virtual Assistant Business
By Business News Daily | May 31, 2020

Want to start your own virtual assistant service? Here are four tips from professional VAs on how to do it.

Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance Right for Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 27, 2020

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

8 Factors That Keep You From Getting a Small Business Loan
By Simone Johnson | May 27, 2020

Small business loans are not easy to secure. Here are eight things that may be preventing you from getting the funding you need.

What Is Venture Capital?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 23, 2020

Entrepreneurs often turn to venture capitalists for money.

20 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business
By Skye Schooley | May 22, 2020

Learn what small business experts say are the 20 biggest mistakes that startups make.

How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | May 19, 2020

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.

How to Start a Business in Arizona
By Paula Fernandes | May 18, 2020

What is it like doing business in Arizona? Business News Daily interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organizations to find out.

Can Online Legal Services Really Help Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 14, 2020

Find out what online legal services offer their clients, and what they don't.

12 Unique Business Ideas to Inspire You in 2020
By Max Freedman | May 14, 2020

Are you looking for business idea inspiration in 2020? These 12 unique business ideas will help you stand out from the crowd.

Equity Crowdfunding: A Primer
By Business News Daily Editor | May 13, 2020

Crowdfunding puts the control back in the hands of startup founders by allowing them to raise capital. Find out how to get started.

6 Questions All Business Investors Want Answered
By Business News Daily Editor | May 13, 2020

Every entrepreneur should be prepared to answer these six questions in an investor pitch meeting.

Doing Business in Michigan
By Katharine Paljug | May 13, 2020

Starting a business in Michigan means understanding the challenges you'll face and the opportunities you can take advantage of. This guide explains the basics of doing business in Michigan.

What Is an Elevator Pitch?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 10, 2020

An elevator pitch sums up unique aspects of your business or personal brand and gets a conversation started.

10 Signs You're Addicted to Being an Entrepreneur
By Business News Daily Editor | May 07, 2020

Feel like you're addicted to entrepreneurship? Experts say it's a real problem. Here are some warning signs.

Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign? Choose Your Words Carefully
By Business News Daily Editor | May 07, 2020

Linguistic style plays an important role for social entrepreneurs launching crowdfunding campaigns.