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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Start and Run a Business in Washington State
By Adam Uzialko | October 15, 2019

Want to start a business in Washington? Here's how to start and run a business in the Evergreen State.

How to Start and Run a Business in New Jersey
By Adam Uzialko | October 07, 2019

Want to start a business in New Jersey? Here's how to run a business in the Garden State.

What Is Amazon Launchpad, and How Could It Help Grow Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | September 30, 2019

Amazon Launchpad helps brands market and distribute products to a wider customer base.

Businesses Owned by Women Grow Twice as Fast
By Andrew Martins | September 23, 2019

Data shows that women-owned businesses continue to be major economic drivers.

How to Run a Business in Texas
By Adam Uzialko | September 22, 2019

If you're looking to start a business in Texas, you should be aware of these opportunities and challenges.

California Lawmakers Pass Gig Economy Rights Bill
By Andrew Martins | September 12, 2019

Legislators in the Golden State have passed a bill aimed at ending worker misclassification.

How to Start a Business in Georgia
By Adam Uzialko | September 12, 2019

What is it like doing business in Georgia? Find out what you need to know.

7 Ways a Business Incubator Can Benefit Your Online Startup
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2019

Use a business incubator to access big data, leverage a playbook and launch your startup.

Companies Founded by Amazing Young Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | September 08, 2019

These young entrepreneurs are running the companies of the future.

How to Run a Business in Pennsylvania
By Adam Uzialko | September 05, 2019

If you're running a business in Pennsylvania, this is what you need to know.

Should You Skip College to Start a Business?
By Skye Schooley | August 20, 2019

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

Want to Launch Another Business? What You Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | August 16, 2019

Managing multiple businesses can be done.

The Importance of Healthy Business Relationships
By Siri Hedreen | August 14, 2019

Leverage your current network and make it your most valuable resource.

10 Back-to-School Lessons Entrepreneurs Need to Learn
By Bennett Conlin | August 12, 2019

Entrepreneurs should always be learning.

15 Great Home-Based Business Ideas
By Adam Uzialko | August 09, 2019

Considering starting a business you can run from home? Here are 15 home-based business ideas we think have great potential right now.

Previous Experience Can Lead to Entrepreneurial Opportunity
By Siri Hedreen | August 08, 2019

The best business ventures come from lax noncompetes and a small competitive advantage.