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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.

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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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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.