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How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | February 04, 2023

If you’re starting a new small business, find out where to begin and how to achieve success.

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Ready to Rent an Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Adam Uzialko | February 03, 2023

If you're ready to rent a commercial space, here are tips for getting started with the leasing process.

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Can Online Legal Services Really Help Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | February 02, 2023

Find out what online legal services offer, their pros and cons, and how they differ from traditional legal help.

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Supply Chain Management: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Jill Bowers | January 30, 2023

Through good supply chain management, small businesses can ensure their customers always have the product they need. Here is what you need to know.

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Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2023
By Alex Halperin | January 25, 2023

Learn about business trends and predictions for small businesses in 2023.

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Should My Business Get a Toll-Free Number?
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Toll-free numbers have historically benefited small businesses, but they might be somewhat obsolete now. Here's how to decide whether you need one.

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Cover Your Assets: An Insurance Primer for Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023
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What Is a C Corporation?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

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

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Tech Startup Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2023

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

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Your First Commercial Lease: How to Prepare and What to Expect
By Dock David Treece | January 23, 2023

This guide helps first-time commercial lessees understand what to look for before signing a lease on the place where they hope their business will thrive.

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Retailing on a Budget: 8 Brick-and-Mortar Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2023

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

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5 Money-Saving Tips for Choosing Small Business Insurance
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2023

Business insurance is a necessary expense, but you don't have to spend a fortune. Here's how to save money on your insurance as a small business owner.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Food Truck
By Brittney Morgan | January 23, 2023

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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6 Biggest Business Insurance Risks (and How to Mitigate Them)
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2023

Find out the different types of insurance risks for your business and how to mitigate them.

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Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

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 Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

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

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Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance Right for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Traditional insurance plans are often a huge financial burden for microbusinesses. Here's why peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance might be right for you.

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How to Write a Business Proposal
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Writing a business proposal for your clients? Here's everything you need to know.

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What Is C2B?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 23, 2023

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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Small Businesses Without Insurance Take Dangerous Risks
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Small businesses and startups work with tight budgets, but some expenses, such as business insurance, may be worth the cost. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Trademark Your Business Name
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

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

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How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package
By Andreas Rivera | January 23, 2023

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

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You’re Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit
By Jennifer Post | January 23, 2023

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

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Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

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.

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What is C2C?
By Andreas Rivera | January 23, 2023

Facilitating purchases between consumers can be a lucrative business strategy. Learn how C2C – customer to customer or consumer to consumer – works.

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How to Find a Factory to Manufacture Your Product
By Bennett Conlin | January 23, 2023

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

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Bootstrapping or Equity Funding: Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

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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Quitting Your Day Job? The Basics on Benefits Coverage for Entrepreneurs
By Saige Driver | January 23, 2023

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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How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Opening a private medical practice is a challenging process, but it can be easier if you break it down with this step-by-step guide.

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What Is an LLC?
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

An LLC is a limited liability company; it protects a business owner's personal assets. Learn the pros and cons of LLCs and how to start one.