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4 Tips for Business Success From Entrepreneur Elon Musk
By Adam Uzialko | June 21, 2022
Business Incubators and Accelerators: Here’s the Big Difference
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2022

More businesses have been going through incubation and acceleration programs recently. Here is a FAQ to help tell the differences.

How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | June 17, 2022

If you are planning to open your own private medical practice, this step-by-step guide will help prepare you for the journey to come.

How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | June 17, 2022

Starting a business can require a lot of work, time and money. Follow this guide to start your business plan off on the right foot.

Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | June 17, 2022

Articles of incorporation are essential to legally incorporate your business. Here's what you need to know about obtaining and filing them.

11 Things to Do Before Starting a Business
By Stella Morrison | June 17, 2022

Before jumping right into launching a new business, spend time getting everything prepared. Here are the steps to take.

How to Find Your Business Niche
By Skye Schooley | June 17, 2022

Learn how to identify your niche market, and then create and follow a niche strategy to dominate your business's niche in its industry.

How to Trademark Your Business Name
By Adam Uzialko | June 07, 2022

Protecting your business's brand is just as important as creating it. Find out how to apply for a trademark.

How to Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Sean Peek | June 03, 2022

Whether your kid wants to start a lemonade stand or a bigger enterprise, here's how to ensure the business is legal.

Should My Business Get a Toll-Free Number?
By Adam Uzialko | May 31, 2022

A toll-free phone number is not for every business.

What’s the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | May 26, 2022

There are several types of tax ID numbers you might need to run your business. Check out the differences between them.

Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | May 26, 2022

Setting up your business as an LLC may limit your liability, but failing to properly handle your business taxes comes with steep consequences.

Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | May 20, 2022

If you're an entrepreneur selling creative wares online, Etsy is the obvious choice. But check out these 13 Etsy alternatives that may be right for you.

You’re Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit
By Jennifer Post | May 19, 2022

What should you do if someone sues your small business? Here's advice from legal experts on how to handle a business lawsuit.

Retailing on a Budget: 8 Brick-and-Mortar Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | May 03, 2022

Want to start a retail business but can't afford an expensive commercial storefront? Here are a few budget-friendly alternatives.

Business Bank Account Checklist: Documents You’ll Need
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 26, 2022

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

What Is a Business Consultant?
By Sean Peek | April 20, 2022

A business consultant can help you streamline processes and boost profits. Learn what consultants do and how to choose the right one.

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | April 20, 2022

When starting a business, you need to set up the proper legal structure. Learn about your options and how to choose a structure.

26 Types of Insurance Your Small Business Should Consider
By Skye Schooley | April 14, 2022

Business insurance protects your company against financial loss and liability. Learn what business insurance types are best for your industry and needs. 

How to Run a Business in Florida
By Adam Uzialko | April 14, 2022

Understand the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Florida, including the tax laws, access to capital, cost of living, and labor market. 

How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 14, 2022

Discover what online selling is and how to do it.

What Is B2B, and How Does It Differ From B2C and DTC?
By Mark Fairlie | April 06, 2022

B2B companies offer products and services for other businesses and organizations. Learn how B2B works, and how it differs from B2C and DTC models.

The Importance of Healthy Business Relationships
By Siri Hedreen | March 01, 2022

New businesses may be short on cash, but quality business relationships are a valuable resource. Learn business relationship types and how to nurture them.

The Best States for Small Businesses in 2022
By Andrew Martins | February 24, 2022

Where to set up shop is a crucial decision for entrepreneurs. Learn which states have the most SMB-friendly policies for starting and running a business.

Top E-Commerce Challenges Facing SMBs
By Jennifer Post | February 18, 2022

As the e-commerce industry continues to grow, small businesses are contending with hurdles. Learn the top challenges and what SMBs can do about them.

How to Turn Your Idea Into a Product (and Launch It!)
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 17, 2022

Learn how to turn your idea into a prototype, turn that prototype into a product, and bring that product to market.

What Is C2B?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | February 07, 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.

What Is a C Corporation?
By Sean Peek | January 26, 2022

C corporations are usually publicly traded companies owned by shareholders. Learn how they differ from other structures and how to start one.

Tech Startup Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)
By Nicole Fallon | January 20, 2022

Learn the challenges your tech startup may encounter so you can overcome them and achieve success.