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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Entrepreneurs often turn to venture capitalists for money.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.