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What Are the Downsides to Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 06, 2020

International funding can be a great option for many businesses, but there are pitfalls to be aware of, including idea theft.

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Bootstrapping or Equity Funding: Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 05, 2020

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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How to Start a Business Before Age 25
By Business News Daily Editor | May 05, 2020

The inventor of a streaming music app gives his best advice.

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11 Business Ideas for Travel Lovers
By Lauren Wingo | May 05, 2020

If you love traveling and want to do so for business, these 11 business ideas are for you.

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How to Fuel Your Student-Led Startup
By Business News Daily Editor | May 04, 2020

Starting a business in college can be tough, but check out these financing opportunities for students.

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Teens Blame Lacking Money Knowledge on Parents
By Business News Daily Editor | May 01, 2020

What can they do to improve their financial situation?

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How to Trademark Your Business Name
By Business News Daily Editor | April 27, 2020

Protect your business's brand and name by filing an application for a trademark or patent.

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How to Grow Your Franchise Business
By Business News Daily Editor | April 27, 2020

Looking to expand your business? Turning your small business into a franchise might help. Read advice from franchising experts in our article.

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Entrepreneurship Defined: What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur
By Max Freedman | April 22, 2020

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? It's more than being a business owner; it's a perspective and a lifestyle.

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Grit: The Elusive (But Essential) Entrepreneurial Trait
By Business News Daily Editor | April 21, 2020

Many entrepreneurs talk about having and needing "grit" to succeed, but what does this trait really entail? Here's how one author defines it.

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Things to Consider Before Licensing Your Brand
By Business News Daily Editor | April 21, 2020

Make sure to answer these questions before licensing your brand.

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5 Major Pitfalls That Stop Entrepreneurs by Year 2
By Joshua Stowers | April 08, 2020

What causes startup failure? Find out why many entrepreneurs fail by their second year.

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9 Ways to Know If You Have a Great Business Idea
By Matt D'Angelo | April 07, 2020

Have you ever come up with a business idea and wondered if it could be the next great thing? Here's how to tell if it might be.

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5 Business Fads That Are on Their Way Out
By Business News Daily Editor | March 17, 2020

Not all business trends are meant to last. Entrepreneurs weigh in on the fads they think are trailing off and how you can adapt if you're in one of those markets.

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Free Business Plan Templates for Startups
By Jennifer Post | March 17, 2020

Every new business needs a business plan to guide its growth. These free business plan templates will help you get started.

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23 Green Business Ideas for Eco-Minded Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | March 16, 2020

Do you want to start a business and protect the environment at the same time? These green business ideas help you do just that.

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Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | March 11, 2020

Learn how to choose an accountant who has the skills your business needs.

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Male vs. Female Entrepreneurs: How Are They Different?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 09, 2020

Bank of America's spring 2014 Small Business Owner Report found some interesting differences between male and female entrepreneurs.

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Why Creativity Matters Most for Entrepreneurs
By Business News Daily Editor | March 05, 2020

Don't forget the importance of creativity in your entrepreneurial journey. Here's how to harness it in your business.

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Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner: Which One Are You?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 05, 2020

A new study finds that the difference between being an entrepreneur and a business owner lies in your company's legal status.

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MBA Students Discover Secret to Fashion Startup Success
By Business News Daily Editor | March 04, 2020

What's the key to running a successful fashion design startup? The perfect business partner.

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Entrepreneurs Say Business Ownership Requires These 3 Sacrifices
By Business News Daily Editor | March 04, 2020

While there are plenty of reasons entrepreneurs love owning a small business, it isn't all glamorous. The sacrifices of running a business are considerable.

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Social Accountability: The Business World's New Role in Social Change
By Business News Daily Editor | March 03, 2020

Consumers and employees have high expectations for modern companies to drive social change through their culture and values. Here's how this new ecosystem works.

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How to Start a Business in Colorado
By Julianna Lopez | March 02, 2020

Are you considering starting a business in Colorado? Keep an eye on these challenges and opportunities in the state.

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Entrepreneur's Guide to Operating Agreements
By Business News Daily Editor | February 28, 2020

Creating an operating agreement for your business might save you a lot of headaches. Here's what you need to know.

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7 Wedding Businesses to Help Couples Plan Their Beautiful Day
By Business News Daily Editor | February 28, 2020

These companies help couples tie the knot with less of the added stressors.

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8 Game-Changing Sports Businesses That Will Inspire You
By Business News Daily Editor | February 27, 2020

Athletes, coaches, sports fans and entrepreneurs alike can all get a little inspiration from these businesses.

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7 Business Ideas You Can Start Up Quickly
By Business News Daily Editor | February 27, 2020

Want to get started on an entrepreneurial venture right away? These easy-to-start businesses are great ways to make some extra money in a pinch.

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Small Business is Good for Local Economies; Big Business is Not, Researchers Say
By Business News Daily Editor | February 26, 2020

Which is better for a local economy, bigger firms or smaller companies?

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How to Start a Business in Ohio
By Julianna Lopez | February 25, 2020

If you're looking to start a business in Ohio, you need to understand the opportunities, challenges and requirements. This guide offers everything you need to know about starting a business in Ohio.