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Renting a space for your business can feel overwhelming. Go in armed with knowledge and it will be much easier.
A look at a surprising startup city, plus three other locations to keep your eye on.
What an accountant can do to help keep your startup running.
Effective ways to follow up that ensure your business is always in the customer's mind.
Customer Loyalty and Retention
Customer loyalty is hard to win and easy to lose. Here's how to make the extra effort required to stand out from the competition.
The elements of prompt and accurate invoices.
There are certain words that every customer wants to hear. Here's what to say to win loyal customers.
The basics of what a branding strategy is and how to create one for your startup.
Almost every aspect of business involves a certain amount of negotiation -- here's how to come out on the winning side.
The ins and outs of keeping your insurance costs down.
From equipment to lighting to privacy, office design can have a tremendous effect on morale -- here's how to get it right.
Everything you need to know about getting your information into the hands of the media.
Home Based Business
You'll save money, but will clients find you unprofessional? What to consider when setting up your business from home.
The basics of what you need to know about interviews from what questions to ask to how to judge non-verbal clues, and more.
Ideas for making the most of employee benefits.
If you don't have the money to hire a professional designer, here are several tips to help you create your eye-catching business cards.
The pros and cons of leasing office equipment for your business.
From assessing your customer's needs to registering a domain, here's what you need to consider before you start selling online.
What to look for in a candidate's resume and application.
Legal Basics For Startups
Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.
Inventory management might not be the most exciting part of starting a business, but it's one of the most important.
Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates.
If you need help only through a busy season, consider working with a temporary-help service. Here's what you need to know about working with a staffing firm.
Not a natural-born sales person? We walk you through the steps to take to succeed at selling.
Networking is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Here are nine tips that can help you make the most of your efforts.
Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.
Public relations can be more cost-effective than advertising. Here's how to get a PR campaign for your company started.
Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.
The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to