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Family and Friends Provide a Key Lifeline for Entrepreneurs
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2020

Many business owners get by with a little help from their friends. Bank of America explored how they feel about it.

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How to Write a Great 'About' Section for Your Company's Website
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2020

First impressions make or break your company. Follow these tips on writing an effective "About" page for your business's website.

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How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2020

If your business is growing quickly, you may want to expand your operations beyond your state's borders. Here's what you need to know about the process.

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What Is Agile Scrum Methodology?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2020

Agile scrum methodology is sprint-based project management system whose goal is to deliver the highest value to stakeholders.

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25 Entrepreneurs on the Celebrities Who Inspire Them
By Matt D'Angelo | February 24, 2020

From singers and actors to athletes and reality TV stars, here are 25 celebrities entrepreneurs find inspiring.

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Should My Business Get a Toll-Free Number?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 21, 2020

A toll-free phone number is not for every business.

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The No. 1 Reason Most Entrepreneurs Start Businesses
By Business News Daily Editor | February 20, 2020

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

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Businessman President: The Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Oval Office
By Matt D'Angelo | February 14, 2020

Many presidents were businessmen either before or after their time in office. Here's a list of some of the most notable names to hold sway in both the private and public sector.

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What It Really Costs When Walmart Comes to Town
By Business News Daily Editor | February 13, 2020

How much does Walmart actually cost a local economy? One researcher working for a local community groups says it's a lot if you live in a town that already has all the stores it needs.

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How to Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Business News Daily Editor | February 12, 2020

Lemonade stands and lawn mowing are popular ways for kids to earn pocket change, but could they get in legal trouble for their entrepreneurial activities?

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Your First Commercial Lease: How to Prepare and What to Expect
By Business News Daily Editor | February 10, 2020

Negotiating your first lease for office or retail space can be an intimidating process for new business owners. Here's how to make the process go smoothly.

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How to Write the Financial Section of a Business Plan
By Joshua Stowers | February 06, 2020

The financial section of your business plan is crucial to recruiting investors and lenders.

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What is B2C?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 04, 2020

B2C, or business-to-consumer, is the type of commerce transaction in which businesses sell products or services to consumers.

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How to Start a Cleaning Service
By Business News Daily Editor | February 03, 2020

Have you ever thought about starting an independent cleaning service? Here are a few tips to help you get your business up and running.

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10 Challenges of Writing a Business Plan
By Skye Schooley | January 22, 2020

Resolve the most common challenges of writing a business plan.

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What Is Economics?
By Business News Daily Editor | January 17, 2020

Having trouble understanding the definition of economics? Here's a simple breakdown of what economics is.

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Blue-Collar Businesses Pay Off for Entrepreneurs
By Business News Daily Editor | January 16, 2020

Eight of the top 10 highest-earning industries for small business ownership are in the blue-collar sector.

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Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): How to Get One
By Business News Daily Editor | January 14, 2020

A Federal Employer Identification Number is needed for certain businesses.

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Writing a Business Plan? Do These 5 Things First
By Howard Wen | January 14, 2020

Are you ready to write a business plan and launch your new company? Follow these five steps to ensure your business plan is comprehensive.

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What to Look for in a Bank Account for Your Small Business
By Simone R. Johnson | January 06, 2020

Learn how to find the right business bank account for your small business.

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The Power That Small Businesses Wield
By Skye Schooley | January 03, 2020

Small businesses significantly impact big businesses. As a small business owner, learn how to use that influence to your advantage.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Great Business Plan
By Sean Peek | December 23, 2019

A business plan is your roadmap to success. Here are key tips for writing a good one

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Simple Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs
By Sean Peek | December 18, 2019

To make your business idea a reality, you need a business plan. These simple business plan templates will get you started.

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What Is a Business Consultant?
By Business News Daily Editor | December 06, 2019

Hiring a consultant can help businesses improve performance and make necessary changes to achieve success.

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The 10 Best Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 26, 2019

Podcasts are a quick and easy way to glean new tips or get inspired when you're short on time.

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The State of Small Business: Wisconsin
By Marci Martin | November 24, 2019

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

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How to Start and Run a Business in North Carolina
By Adam Uzialko | November 21, 2019

Want to start and run a business in North Carolina? Here's what you need to know.

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National Business Plan Competitions for Entrepreneurs
By Joshua Stowers | November 17, 2019

Want to be the best entrepreneur? Find out how to win the next business plan competition.

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Open Enrollment: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 05, 2019

Open enrollment time is here again. Here's what you need to know about creating a great benefits package for your employees.

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Using Tech to Track Data in the Seafood Industry
By Andrew Martins | October 16, 2019

Red's Best uses seafood technology to track how fishermen get their catch to the plate.