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11 Secrets for Growing Your Business Quickly
By Business News Daily Editor | October 27, 2020

There's no surefire formula for instant success, but you can boost your business's growth with these tips from startup founders.

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What Business Expenses Do You Need to Track?
By Adam Uzialko | October 22, 2020

To better manage your cash flow and maximize your tax deductions, it's important to carefully track business expenses. Here are the expenses you need to track.

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Small Business Resource Guide for Veterans
By Julianna Lopez | October 22, 2020

Are you a veteran looking to start your own business? Here are several tools you can use to get started.

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What Is Statistical Analysis?
By Chad Brooks | October 19, 2020

Statistical analysis is, according to one service provider, "the science of collecting, exploring and presenting large amounts of data to discover underlying patterns and trends."

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How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 15, 2020

Selling products online is more popular than ever. Here's how you can get on the e-commerce bandwagon.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Food Truck
By Brittney Morgan | October 14, 2020

Thinking about putting your restaurant on wheels? Here are 10 tips to help your food truck run seamlessly.

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Bond Insurance for Business Owners
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 09, 2020

Surety bonds are a necessary part of business if you're working with a government agency or bidding for construction jobs.

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Pros and Cons of Forming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2020

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a corporation to decide if incorporating is right for you.

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What Is an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | September 08, 2020

S corporations are a popular business type. Here's what you should know if you want your business to be one.

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What's the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | September 04, 2020

Your tax ID helps you move through the world of business. Learn how it differs from a corporate number and other ID numbers.

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6 Steps to Becoming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 03, 2020

Follow this six-step process to turn your business into a corporation.

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What Are Articles of Incorporation and Operating Agreements?
By Skye Schooley | September 02, 2020

Learn whether your business needs an operating agreement, bylaws, articles of incorporation or a certificate of formation.

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Difference Between LLC and Inc.
By Adam Uzialko | August 26, 2020

What is the difference between an LLC and an Inc. business? This guide will explain how the two entities differ and why it matters to your small business.

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6 Biggest Business Insurance Risks (and How to Mitigate Them)
By Nicole Fallon | August 24, 2020

These are the biggest insurance risks for small businesses that entrepreneurs should be aware of.

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You're Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit
By Jennifer Post | August 19, 2020

Getting sued is a small business owner's worst nightmare. Here's what to do if it happens to you.

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What Is an LLC?
By Simone Johnson | August 13, 2020

Choosing the right business entity can be tricky, but understanding what an LLC is can help you make the best choice.

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Tips on Choosing The Right Location for Your Business
By Matt D'Angelo | August 10, 2020

It's one of the most important decisions you will make, which is why you must do your homework and answer all of the relevant questions.

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How to Register and Trademark a Brand Name
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 07, 2020

If you want to protect your business's intellectual property, the first step is to register and trademark your brand name. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to register a trademark with the USPTO.

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What Small Business Tips Can You Learn From Animal Crossing?
By Andrew Martins | August 06, 2020

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is immensely popular. Part of its appeal is that it's more than just a fun way to relax. Find out what it can teach you about running a small business.

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Business Partnership Agreement Writing Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 06, 2020

Every business partnership needs a business partnership agreement. This guide will help you write a business partnership agreement that doesn't leave anything out.

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'Doing Business As': How to Register a DBA Name
By Simone Johnson | July 27, 2020

Deciding on your business's name? Learn how to file a DBA name.

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Your Small Business Guide to LLC Operating Agreements
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what an LLC operating agreement is and how to create one for your business.

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Should You Set Up Your Business as an LLC or S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | July 21, 2020

Choosing the right business type is important to the success of your business. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or S corporation.

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Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2020

If you want to incorporate your business, you need to secure articles of incorporation. This guide introduces you to the concept and explains how to obtain articles of incorporation for your business.

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How to Register a Business Trademark
By Simone Johnson | July 20, 2020

There are many steps in registering a business trademark. Check out our breakdown on how to do it right.

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Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | July 14, 2020

If you're considering establishing an LLC for your business, keep these tax considerations in mind.

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Renting Your First Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Business News Daily Editor | June 02, 2020

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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Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance Right for Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 27, 2020

Traditional health 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 Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | May 19, 2020

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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Can Online Legal Services Really Help Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 14, 2020

Find out what online legal services offer their clients, and what they don't.