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How to Turn Your Idea Into a Product (and Launch It!)
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 03, 2022

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

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How to Run a Business in Florida
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

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

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What Business Expenses Do You Need to Track?
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

Tracking business expenses is an important part of managing cash flow and maximizing tax deductions. Here are the business expenses you should track.

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Should You Set Up Your Business as an LLC or S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | August 03, 2022

Are you starting a business but unsure of what business type you should choose? Here are the differences between an S corporation and LLC.

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How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | August 03, 2022

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

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Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | August 03, 2022

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

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What Is a Business Consultant?
By Sean Peek | August 03, 2022

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

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The Importance of Healthy Business Relationships
By Siri Hedreen | August 03, 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.

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Your Guide to Getting a Business License
By Skye Schooley | August 03, 2022

Does your startup need a business license? Learn which types of business licenses and permits your small business may need and how to acquire them.

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Should My Business Get a Toll-Free Number?
By Adam Uzialko | August 01, 2022

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

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Business Partnership Agreement Writing Guide
By Adam Uzialko | July 25, 2022

A business partnership agreement outlines the rights and obligations of partners in a business. Learn how to write one and what it should include.

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6 Biggest Business Insurance Risks (and How to Mitigate Them)
By Nicole Fallon | July 22, 2022

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

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How to Buy Small Business Insurance
By Mona Bushnell | July 05, 2022

Liability insurance is a must for small businesses, but choosing the right plan can be hard. Learn how to choose the right insurance for your business.

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12 Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2022
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

These 2022 small business trends and predictions will be important to watch to position your business to succeed in the new year.

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How to Find Your Business Niche
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 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.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Seeking money as a startup can be hard, but crowdfunding might be a good alternative. Here's what you should know about this financing option.

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The Fundamentals of Contract Management
By Bennett Conlin | June 29, 2022

Learn the stages and steps of contract management, as well as how software or a contract manager can help.

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Quitting Your Day Job? The Basics on Benefits Coverage for Entrepreneurs
By Saige Driver | June 29, 2022

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 Find a Factory to Manufacture Your Product
By Bennett Conlin | June 29, 2022

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

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How to Find the Perfect Business Name
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Choosing the right business name can be critical to the success of your business. Follow this expert advice on how to choose the best name.

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Bootstrapping or Equity Funding: Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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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Renting Your First Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

If you're ready to rent your first commercial space, here's what you need to know about the leasing process.

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How to Get a Business Phone Number
By Jeff Hale | June 29, 2022

This guide explains the benefits of a business phone number and walks you through the steps to obtain a phone number for your company.

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How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package
By Andreas Rivera | June 29, 2022

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

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26 Types of Insurance Your Small Business Should Consider
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

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

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Tech Startup Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

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

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Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance Right for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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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Tips on Choosing The Right Location for Your Business
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

If your business relies of foot traffic, your business's location is crucial to success. Get tips on how to choose the right location for your company.

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11 Things to Do Before Starting a Business
By Stella Morrison | June 29, 2022

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