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5 Business Tips from Albert Einstein
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022
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Why Troublemaker Kids Make Great Entrepreneurs
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 29, 2022
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How to Secure a Business Grant
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Securing a grant for your business can be an important but difficult process. Find out what experts are saying about how to get one.

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States With the Fastest-Growing Small Businesses
By Nadia Reckmann | June 29, 2022

Nebraska, South Dakota and Delaware are the three states with the fastest-growing online small businesses. See the business types and overall findings.

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Want to Be Your Own Boss? 12 Fields to Consider
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Here are the best careers that allow you to be your own boss.

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Business Bank Account Checklist: Documents You’ll Need
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 29, 2022

Before you apply for a business bank account, you need to gather your business licenses and identification documents. Get the full list here.

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How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

Veteran business loans are available to help former service members grow their businesses. Find out if you qualify.

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How to Create an Invoice
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

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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Raising BuzzFeed’s Jon Steinberg
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 29, 2022

Parents of BuzzFeed president and COO, Jon Steinberg, tell us what it was like to raise a future tech star.

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5 Major Pitfalls That Stop Entrepreneurs by Year 2
By Joshua Stowers | June 29, 2022

Many startup businesses fail by their second year. Learn why so many fail and how your business can avoid the same mistakes.

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More Naturalized Citizens are Starting Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

The number of businesses being opened by immigrants is growing, and naturalized citizens are twice as likely to start their own businesses.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon
By Sammi Caramela | June 29, 2022

Considering opening a salon? Here's everything you should know before proceeding.

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The Skinny Business Plan
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

While every business needs a business plan, you don't need a novel to tell the story of your business. Instead, your business plan should be a living, changing document that focuses on the most...

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Finding My ‘Why’: My Entrepreneurial Journey to a Healthy Vending Business
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

A.J. MacQuarrie, founder and CEO of KarmaBox Vending, has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He learned that confidence and courage are the key to success, in life and in business.

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How Sizzler Got Its Sizzle Back
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Find out how Kerry Kramp used a simple formula to help make Sizzler a success once again.

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12 Unique Business Ideas to Inspire You in 2022
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

If you want to start a business, check out these 12 business ideas to inspire you in 2022 – and learn how to develop and implement a unique business idea.

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The ‘Cake Boss’ Talks Business
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 29, 2022

The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, and his brothers-in-law, Joey and Mauro, offer business advice and talk about how reality show fame has affected Carlo's Bakery.

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Bouncing Back: 5 Big Companies That Recovered From Bankruptcy
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

A financial crisis can destroy a business, but these five companies rebounded from the brink of bankruptcy. Learn how your business can bounce back too.

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Self-Employment: A Guide to Working for Yourself
By Jamie Johnson | June 29, 2022

Self-employment is a dream for many, but its stability challenges often dissuade people from choosing this path. Learn the ins and outs of self-employment.

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Doing Business in Michigan
By Katharine Paljug | June 29, 2022

If you run a business in Michigan or are thinking of launching a new business, you should know the challenges and opportunities facing your state.

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Shark Tank Survival: Investment Tips for Entrepreneurs
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Looking for an investment? These tips should help you survive the shark tank.

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7 Wedding Businesses to Help Couples Plan Their Beautiful Day
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

These companies help couples tie the knot with less of the added stressors.

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How to Use Angel Investor Funding for Your Business
By Rebecca Renner | June 29, 2022

If you're looking for growth capital, angel investors might be the right partners for you. Here how to find the right one for you.

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How to Register a Business Trademark
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Registering your business trademark is a form of protection for your brand. Here's how to do it right.

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What Is C2B?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | June 29, 2022

C2B businesses aim to generate value from their customer base, such as by crowdsourcing ideas or soliciting customer feedback. Learn how a C2B model works.

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5 Startups That Are Changing the Conversation About Women’s Health
By Shannon Gausepohl | June 29, 2022

See how these five companies are making women's health products more accessible.

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What Is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending?
By Jamie Johnson | June 29, 2022

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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What to Look for in a Bank Account for Your Small Business
By Simone R. Johnson | June 29, 2022

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.