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Got Old Stuff? Start a Side Hustle By Selling It
By Adam Uzialko | December 21, 2021

Peer-to-peer platforms like eBay, Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist could provide an opportunity for a side hustle. Here's how to start a resale business.

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The State of Small Business: Maryland
By Adam Uzialko | December 21, 2021

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

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How to Start a Business in Ohio
By Julianna Lopez | December 21, 2021

Are you looking to start a business in Ohio? Here's what you need to know about starting a business in the Buckeye State.

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How to Start a Business in Colorado
By Julianna Lopez | December 21, 2021

If you want to start a business in Colorado, you should first understand the challenges and opportunities unique to entrepreneurs in the state.

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New Business Idea? How to Test It Before Launching
By Sammi Caramela | December 21, 2021

Looking to test your business idea? Follow these eight steps to make sure your idea is viable and will help your business succeed.

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How to Start a Restaurant
By Sammi Caramela | December 21, 2021

Opening a restaurant will give you a full plate of responsibilities. Here's how to get started.

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12 Unique Business Ideas to Inspire You in 2020
By Max Freedman | December 21, 2021

These unique and inspirational business ideas will help you launch a business that stands out from the crowd in 2020.

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Big Profits: 7 Companies Cashing In on Americans’ Obesity
By Chad Brooks | December 21, 2021

The "plus-size" market has expanded to include all manner of lifestyle and home products aimed at making life easier for those considered obese

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The Fundamentals of Contract Management
By Bennett Conlin | December 20, 2021

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

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12 Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2022
By Adam Uzialko | December 20, 2021

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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The Small Business Financing Trends of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Credit card issuers and small business lenders are opening the spigot again in 2022, providing much needed funding to small businesses.

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Ultimate Guide to Business Franchising
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 17, 2021

Franchising is a great way to start a business. Find out what it takes to buy a business franchise.

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‘Doing Business As’: How to Register a DBA Name
By Simone Johnson | December 17, 2021

Registering a DBA name is one of the first steps in getting your business up and running. Here's a breakdown of how to do it right.

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Finding the Balance: Why We Focus on Employee Experience and Company Savings
By Nicole Fallon | December 16, 2021

TripActions aims to make the business travel experience rewarding for employees and employers. Co-founder and CEO Ariel Cohen shares the company's story.

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Find Your Dream Business: Ideas to Inspire You
By Adam Uzialko | December 14, 2021

Looking for a great business idea? Take some inspiration from these unique companies.

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8 Steve Jobs Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By
By Brittney Morgan | December 14, 2021

Looking for inspiration? These quotes from Steve Jobs are sure to inspire any leader, business owner or entrepreneur.

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Want to Be Your Own Boss? 12 Fields to Consider
By Sean Peek | December 13, 2021

Here are the best careers that allow you to be your own boss.

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How to Register and Trademark a Brand Name
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 13, 2021

Registering and trademarking your brand name is key to protect your company. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to trademark your brand with the USPTO.

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Business Ideas to Capture the Rapidly Growing Senior Citizen Market
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2021

The senior citizen population is continuing to grow as baby boomers enter retirement age. Here are some niche business ideas to help you capture this market.

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6 Smart Business Ideas for Retirees
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2021

Now that you've retired from your job, are you ready to seize the challenge of starting a new business? Here are six ideas that could be right for you.

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10 Business Ideas for Entrepreneurial College Grads
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 13, 2021

Today's college students are increasingly choosing entrepreneurship as a career path after graduation. Here are 10 great business ideas for new grads.

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14 Great Examples of Socially Responsible Businesses
By Saige Driver | December 13, 2021
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Raising BuzzFeed’s Jon Steinberg
By Jeanette Mulvey | December 13, 2021

Parents of BuzzFeed president and COO, Jon Steinberg, tell us what it was like to raise a future tech star.

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The Entrepreneurist: Jordan Fliegel
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2021

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

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Cover Your Assets: An Insurance Primer for Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2021
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10 Business Ideas for Food Lovers
By Nicole Fallon | December 13, 2021

Here are 10 business ideas that are perfect for anyone who loves food or cooking.

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Meet the Man Who Keeps Microsoft Safe and Secure
By Jeanette Mulvey | December 13, 2021

The chief security officer for Microsoft outlines what companies should keep in mind when planning their overall security strategies.

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Is Direct Sales the Right Career Path for You?
By Mona Bushnell | December 10, 2021

Many aspiring entrepreneurs choose direct sales as a path to self-employment. Here's what you need to know if you're interested in independent sales consulting.

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Tips Black Women Business Owners Have for Black Female Entrepreneurs
By Simone Johnson | December 10, 2021

Black women are starting more businesses than any other group, but they need support to help them grow. Here are tips from five Black female entrepreneurs.

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Why Troublemaker Kids Make Great Entrepreneurs
By Jeanette Mulvey | December 08, 2021