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Definition: The condition that exists when a company doesn't have enough cash
to carry on its business and pay its creditors
Definition: A federal program whereby eligible unemployed persons receive cash
benefits for a specified period of time. These benefits are paid
out of funds derived from employer, employee and government
Definition: A regulatory document describing a franchise opportunity that
prospective franchisees have to receive before they pay any money,
sign any papers or, in some cases, even meet with the franchisor
Definition: The factor or consideration presented by a seller as the reason
that one product or service is different from and better than that
of the competition
Definition: Universal resource locator, or, more simply, a web page's address
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Starting a concept from square one isn't easy. But being first to market can put you one step closer to becoming the next big thing.
An expert explains the pitfalls that come after securing funding.
Diane Carson battled breast cancer, then set up her business. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she's spreading the word on offering support to those in need.
The point is to make them feel 'part of the team' and supported.
Here is how to motivate employees in what can be a stressful, fast-paced startup environment.
The standard investing advice that makes good sense for employed people doesn't fit the circumstances of business owners.
Ever considered adopting an 'abundance mentality'?
The founder's primary job is stretching those first funds to afford a team, a prototype and a marketing plan.
Starting a Business
To be one of the 10 percent of businesses that actually become legitimate you have to show a tremendous amount of dedication, and put in an insane amount of time.
The problems of daily life in impoverished South African townships inspire remarkable entrepreneurial ingenuity.
From the outside, it seems like you just add keywords, write a few text ads and then sit back and collect paychecks. That couldn't be farther from the truth.
Don't assume that all investors are the same, just because their money is always the same color.
Here are three ways to bridge unexpected connections and innovative ideas, helping drive viral success.
Can't name any introverted entrepreneurs? How about Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Charles Schwab?
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