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From Jibbitz to Geopalz, Entrepreneur Combines Savvy and Luck
By Adam Uzialko | November 19, 2021
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13 Business Ideas for Couples
By Marci Martin | November 19, 2021

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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A Small Business Guide to E-Commerce Shipping
By Adam Uzialko | November 18, 2021

Starting an e-commerce business? Follow this advice to help you ship products quickly, efficiently and affordably.

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11 Business Ideas for Travel Lovers
By Lauren Wingo | November 16, 2021

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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What Is B2C?
By Adam Uzialko | November 12, 2021

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 Find a Factory to Manufacture Your Product
By Bennett Conlin | November 12, 2021

Learn how to turn your product idea into a tangible item by finding the perfect factory to manufacture your product.

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6 Fashion Startups That Put Customers First
By Nicole Fallon | November 12, 2021

Big fashion companies are often focused on setting trends, but these six direct-to-consumer startups are using data and feedback to put customer experience first.

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15 Great Jobs for Introverts
By Anna Attkisson | November 10, 2021

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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Tips on Choosing The Right Location for Your Business
By Matt D’Angelo | November 09, 2021

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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Board of Dreams: Fantasy Board of Directors
By Adam Uzialko | November 09, 2021
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8 ‘Yogisms’ on Business and Life
By Adam Uzialko | November 09, 2021
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Want to Keep Your Employees? Give Them Growth Opportunities
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2021
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Renting Your First Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2021

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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Small Businesses Offer the Best Customer Service
By Max Freedman | November 04, 2021

Customers find that small businesses often provide the best customer service experience. Learn how to meet and exceed that expectation.

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Quitting Your Day Job? The Basics on Benefits Coverage for Entrepreneurs
By Saige Driver | October 29, 2021

Ready to leave the corporate world behind? Here's what you need to know about getting benefits coverage when you're self-employed.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Food Truck
By Brittney Morgan | October 29, 2021

From choosing the right location to investing in the right technology, here are 10 things you must do before you start a food truck.

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Dylan Lauren Turns Her Love of Candy into a Sweet Success
By Adam Uzialko | October 28, 2021

Find out what Dylan Lauren can teach your business.

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What to Look for in a Bank Account for Your Small Business
By Simone R. Johnson | October 25, 2021

Searching for the right bank can be hard if you don't know what you're looking for. Click to read about business banking services you should consider.

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How Many Pay Periods Are in a Year?
By Andrew Martins | October 25, 2021

Your payroll schedule determines how many pay periods are in a year. Find out if you should pay your employees weekly, biweekly, semimonthly or monthly.

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How to Fuel Your Student-Led Startup
By Adam Uzialko | October 22, 2021

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

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Bootstrapping or Equity Funding: Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | October 22, 2021

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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The Difference Between Debt and Equity Financing
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 22, 2021

Debt and equity financing are very different ways to finance your new business. Here are pros and cons for each, and how to decide which is best for you.

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Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | October 20, 2021

Are you looking for an accountant to help manage your finances? Finding the right one can be tricky. Here's how to find the best one for your business.

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How to Create an Invoice
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

Creating an invoice is a simple way to bill your customers and keep track of your accounts receivable. Here's what you need to know to create an invoice.

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How Your Parents Helped Make You an Entrepreneur
By Jeanette Mulvey | October 18, 2021
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How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package
By Andreas Rivera | October 13, 2021

Learn how to attract talent and keep employees satisfied with your benefits package.

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Personality Traits You Need to Start a Business
By Katharine Paljug | October 12, 2021

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

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Thriving Small Businesses Boost Real Estate Values, Research Shows
By Chad Brooks | October 12, 2021

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

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Insightly Founder Anthony Smith on CRM for Small Business
By Nicole Fallon | October 01, 2021

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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How to Start a Photography Business
By Pamela S. Stevens | June 08, 2021

Learn how to start your own photography business, including estimated startup costs and where to find gigs.