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The Importance of Healthy Business Relationships
By Siri Hedreen | August 03, 2022

New businesses may be short on cash, but quality business relationships are a valuable resource. Learn business relationship types and how to nurture them.

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How to Run a Business in Texas
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

Looking for the right place to start a business? Find out what it's like to own and operate a small business in Texas.

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How to Run a Business in New York
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

The New York economy presents both challenges and opportunities for small businesses. Learn how to succeed in the New York business environment.

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What to Know About Running a Business in Illinois
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

The Illinois economy presents both challenges and opportunities for small businesses. Here's what you need to know about running a business in Illinois.

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Your Guide to Getting a Business License
By Skye Schooley | August 03, 2022

Does your startup need a business license? Learn which types of business licenses and permits your small business may need and how to acquire them.

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9 Ways to Know if You Have a Great Business Idea
By Shayna Waltower | July 26, 2022

Have you come up with a business idea and wonder if it could be the next great thing? Ask yourself these nine questions to determine its viability.

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Business Partnership Agreement Writing Guide
By Adam Uzialko | July 25, 2022

A business partnership agreement outlines the rights and obligations of partners in a business. Learn how to write one and what it should include.

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How to Run a Business in Pennsylvania
By Adam Uzialko | July 22, 2022

If you own or want to start a business in Pennsylvania, learn how to run a Pennsylvania business by understanding the state's challenges and opportunities.

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6 Biggest Business Insurance Risks (and How to Mitigate Them)
By Nicole Fallon | July 22, 2022

Find out the different types of insurance risks for your business and how to mitigate them.

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Entrepreneurship Defined: What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur
By Max Freedman | July 07, 2022

What is an entrepreneur, exactly? See examples of successful entrepreneurs and find out how to become one yourself or improve as a business owner.

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7 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Challenges
By Saige Driver | July 07, 2022

Women own more businesses than ever, but they still face challenges that men in business don't. Learn how some women have overcome obstacles in business.

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How to Buy Small Business Insurance
By Mona Bushnell | July 05, 2022

Liability insurance is a must for small businesses, but choosing the right plan can be hard. Learn how to choose the right insurance for your business.

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12 Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2022
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

These 2022 small business trends and predictions will be important to watch to position your business to succeed in the new year.

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What Are the Downsides to Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 29, 2022

Overseas funding is a great option for businesses looking to go global, but you should be cautious.

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Survey Finds Most Americans Want to Start a Business Rather Than Retire
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

More Americans would like to own a business rather than fully retire, according to the Inside Small Business Survey.

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10 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Managing your finances is critical to running a successful business. Here are some tips to make sure your finances are being properly managed.

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Personal Guarantees and Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

The majority of small business loans require a personal guarantee from business owners. Learn how guarantees work, the risks and the requirements.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

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.

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The Fundamentals of Contract Management
By Bennett Conlin | June 29, 2022

Learn the stages and steps of contract management, as well as how software or a contract manager can help.

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How to Find a Factory to Manufacture Your Product
By Bennett Conlin | June 29, 2022

Learn how to turn your product idea into a tangible item by finding the perfect factory to manufacture your product.

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How to Start a Food Truck Business
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Want to operate your own food truck? Here's an overview of everything you'll need to get started.

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Art Was My Escape, and Later Became My Path to Entrepreneurship
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

Bridgette Mayer discovered art at age 5, and used it as an escape from an abusive childhood. Later, it became the means for her to start her own business.

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How to Find the Perfect Business Name
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Choosing the right business name can be critical to the success of your business. Follow this expert advice on how to choose the best name.

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The Entrepreneurist: Jordan Fliegel
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Jordan Fliegel turned his passion of sports into a successful business, find out what you can learn from him.

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8 ‘Yogisms’ on Business and Life
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022
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Bootstrapping or Equity Funding: Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Should you rely on personal finances to start your new company, or should you look for outside investors such as family and friends?

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Renting Your First Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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

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Staying Quirky With Quirk Books
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

Quirk Books President Brett Cohen shares his small publishing company's determination to stay fun, grow smart and keep its identity in the face of success.

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How to Get a Business Phone Number
By Jeff Hale | June 29, 2022

This guide explains the benefits of a business phone number and walks you through the steps to obtain a phone number for your company.