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Surety Bonds for Business Owners
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 21, 2023

Find out what a surety bond is, the benefits and the role insurance companies play.

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How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 21, 2023

Selling products online is more popular than ever. Here's how you can get started with e-commerce.

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Online Business Laws Your Small Business Needs to Know
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 21, 2023

Many rules and regulations govern e-commerce. These six, in particular, could significantly impact your small business.

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How Many Pay Periods Are in a Year?
By Andrew Martins | February 21, 2023

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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Personality Traits You Need to Start a Business
By Ross Mudrick | February 21, 2023

Specific personality traits are necessary for someone who wants to become an entrepreneur. Learn if you have these traits and how to cultivate them if you don't.

How Your Parents Helped Make You an Entrepreneur
By Linda Pophal | February 21, 2023

Studies repeatedly show that the way you're raised impacts your adult career skills. See the data and find out how to raise a future entrepreneur.

6 Business Tips From Albert Einstein
By Max Freedman | February 21, 2023

What would Einstein say about running a business? The famous scientist offers insight into successful strategies.

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10 Great Examples of Socially Responsible Businesses
By Saige Driver | February 21, 2023

Consumers value socially responsible businesses that give back. Learn about socially responsible businesses and how to adopt their practices.

Sparked: Five Ideas Brought to Life by Entrepreneurs
By Jeanette Mulvey | February 21, 2023
8 ‘Yogi-isms’ on Business and Life
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

These Yogi-isms from baseball legend Yogi Berra have value for entrepreneurs trying to succeed in business and life.

Why Troublemaker Kids Make Great Entrepreneurs
By Isaiah Atkins | February 21, 2023

Many entrepreneurs were childhood mischief-makers who showed determination and willpower. Learn how entrepreneurs can channel risk-taking to find success.

Personal Guarantees and Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | February 21, 2023

The majority of small business loans require a personal guarantee from business owners. Learn how guarantees work, the risks and the requirements.

What Is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending?
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

P2P lending, where you borrow from individual investors, is a great option for many small businesses. If your credit is good, you can nab low rates.

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10 Great Ideas for Your Next Side Hustle
By Isaiah Atkins | February 21, 2023

Whether your second job is a passion or a necessity, here are 10 ideas on how to earn more money.