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Entrepreneurship

From ideation to starting your own business, this section provides expert advice and solutions from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources

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What Is a Distribution Mix?
By Max Freedman | July 30, 2021

Your company's distribution mix is an important part of the marketing mix, ensuring that the right product gets to the right place at the right time.

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Commercial Real Estate Lessons From McDonald’s
By Sean Peek | July 29, 2021

Small business owners can learn from the McDonald's business model of owning their own business real estate.

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Company Cars: To Buy or to Lease, That Is the Question
By Max Freedman | July 19, 2021

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are the pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.

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13 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
By Max Freedman | July 15, 2021

There are several crucial factors that must be planned for and taken into account when you're considering opening a restaurant.

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How to Print Postcards at Home With Word Processing Software
By Max Freedman | July 13, 2021

You can create your own customized, professional postcards at home.

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What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2021

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand.

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Writing a Business Growth Plan
By Max Freedman | June 11, 2021

You can facilitate and speed up expansion by having a clear road map.

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How to Create a Marketing Plan for Startups
By Skye Schooley | April 22, 2021

Establish a solid framework for your startup by following these 13 marketing tips.

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How to Network on LinkedIn Like a Pro
By Syed Balkhi | April 22, 2021

With LinkedIn, you don't have to wait for a networking event to make meaningful business connections.

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

For veterans who are starting a business, there are dozens of resources to help with funding, mentoring and becoming a government contractor.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Your small business can reap a host of benefits by implementing these green strategies.

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From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Natural disasters – whether a hurricane, tornado, or outbreak like COVID-19 – can have a disastrous effect on small businesses, but they don't have to. Here's how to weather a disaster successfully.

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Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Learn how to turn your genealogy hobby into a home-based business.

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How to Make Money in Retirement: A Guide to Turning a Hobby into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Many retirees turn side interests into income. Learn how to make money in retirement.

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How to Write a Company History
By Skye Schooley | February 08, 2021

A well-written company history can entice prospective customers, investors and employees.

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need as a Small Business Owner?
By Martin Ochwat | February 04, 2021

Here are the main reasons to get life insurance as a business owner and how to determine the appropriate coverage amount.

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2021: The Year of the Digital SMB
By Stacey Marx | February 02, 2021

2021 will see SMBs further exploit the power and benefits of virtualizing their operations and customer and employee touchpoints.

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Self-Employed Guide to Tax Benefits and Deductions
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2021

Taxes can be difficult to navigate, but it's well worth the effort. To help you maximize the deductions and benefits you're entitled to, we've put together this list of self-employed tax deductions.

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The Benefits of Working With the SBA
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

From access to capital to education and counseling, the Small Business Administration has a lot to offer small business owners.

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How to Run a Family Business Smoothly
By Chris Porteous | January 29, 2021

Family businesses are an important part of the economy, and running one comes with unique challenges and rewards.