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Entrepreneur Salaries: How Much Should You Pay Yourself?
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

As a business owner, at what point should you start giving yourself a salary, and how much do you pay yourself? Learn some key salary considerations.

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Thriving Small Businesses Boost Real Estate Values, Research Shows
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

In areas with successful small businesses, real estate value increases.

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The Top Reason Most Entrepreneurs Start Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | June 29, 2022

Entrepreneurs are not motivated by what you may think when starting their own businesses.

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Tech Startup Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

Learn the challenges your tech startup may encounter so you can overcome them and achieve success.

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Meet the Man Who Keeps Microsoft Safe and Secure
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 29, 2022

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

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13 Business Ideas for Couples
By Marci Martin | June 29, 2022

Who says a romantic partner can't be a great business partner, too? Here are some ideas for small businesses that couples can start together.

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Equity Crowdfunding: A Primer
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 29, 2022

Not budgeting enough for startup costs can cause a business to fail. Here are the most important business startup costs entrepreneurs should know about.

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Crowdfunding for Startups: 10 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

Kickstarter isn't the only crowdfunding platform to finance a business. Here are 10 sites you can use to raise money for your startup.

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Tips on Choosing The Right Location for Your Business
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

If your business relies of foot traffic, your business's location is crucial to success. Get tips on how to choose the right location for your company.

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For NJ Resort Entrepreneur Summer Is High Season
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Find out what you can learn from Curtis Bashaw and the many hotels and properties his companies run.

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‘Shark Tank’ Judge Herjavec on Living the American Dream
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Robert Herjavec has not traveled the usual path to success. Despite that, he has been able to head up several multimillion dollar companies while also becoming a television celebrity on "Shark Tank"...

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11 Business Ideas You Can Start Up Quickly
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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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What Is an Elevator Pitch?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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

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6 Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Investors, mentors and advisers all look for different things when listening to a business plan. Here are 6 questions they feel every successful pitch should answer.

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25 Business Ideas With (Almost) No Startup Costs
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

For those dreaming big on a small budget, here are a few low-cost businesses to inspire that entrepreneurial passion.

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How to Start a Restaurant
By Sammi Caramela | June 29, 2022

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

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Starting a business as an immigrant can be challenging yet rewarding. Learn how to find the correct visa and discover the right information and resources.

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Should You Skip College to Start a Business?
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Read expert advice on whether you should continue college or drop out to start a business.

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The State of Small Business: Maine
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Small businesses in Maine enjoy accessible capital and reasonable regulations. Learn why Maine is the business-friendliest state.

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Your First Commercial Lease: How to Prepare and What to Expect
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

This guide helps first-time commercial lessees understand what to look for before signing a lease on the place where they hope their business will thrive.

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Hometown Girl Turned Cupcake Diva
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

The founder of The Lucky Cupcake Company started her business during a terrible economy. Today, she's expanded beyond cupcakes and runs a successful bakery in her Pennsylvania home town.

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Retailing on a Budget: 8 Brick-and-Mortar Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

Want to start a retail business but can't afford an expensive commercial storefront? Here are a few budget-friendly alternatives.

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Insightly Founder Anthony Smith on CRM for Small Business
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

Anthony Smith, the globe-trotting creator of project management and CRM system Insightly, shares his insights into the world of tech entrepreneurship.

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11 Business Ideas for Travel Lovers
By Lauren Wingo | June 29, 2022

If you could travel nonstop for business, would you? If you said yes, these 11 business ideas might be for you.

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Personality Traits You Need to Start a Business
By Katharine Paljug | June 29, 2022

These qualities are beneficial to have when you're becoming your own boss.

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What’s the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

There are several types of tax ID numbers you might need to run your business. Check out the differences between them.

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Business Advice from Uncle Al … (Capone, That Is)
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 29, 2022

Al Capone may have been a criminal, but he also knew a thing or two about running a business. His niece, Deirdre Marie Capone, who recently wrote a book about her uncle, gives us some business advice...

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15 Great Jobs for Introverts
By Anna Attkisson | June 29, 2022

Looking for a job that affords you plenty of alone time to recharge your batteries? Here are 16 great career paths for introverted workers.

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6 Steps to Become an Uber or Lyft Driver
By Saige Driver | June 29, 2022

The barriers to entry are relatively low to drive for Uber or Lyft. Follow these six steps to become a rideshare driver.