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No Money to Start a Business? No Problem. Try These 5 Options.
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No Money to Start a Business? No Problem. Try These 5 Options.

Follow these simple guidelines to build up a venture of your choosing for little to no capital.
5 Fundamentals Successful Entrepreneurs Build Into Their Strategy
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5 Fundamentals Successful Entrepreneurs Build Into Their Strategy

Business is a minefield of what we can't anticipate or control. The key is building that into your plan and, more importantly, your backup plan.
Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch
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Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch

In an economy hostile to small business, how are the most successful small firms surviving?
The 5 Pillars, or 'Fingers,' of Successful Entrepreneurship
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The 5 Pillars, or 'Fingers,' of Successful Entrepreneurship

What sets the successful businesses apart from the failed ones? This 'handy' metaphor should help.
Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online
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Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online

Using your website and social media to boost your business is critical for your success, even if the bulk of your work as a freight broker takes place on the open road.
12 Critical Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a Business Idea
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12 Critical Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a Business Idea

Ideas can come to easy to many entrepreneurs, but how do you know when to actually start up? Use this questionnaire.
The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way
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The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Nothing sets an entrepreneur up for a fall like early success.
From Dreaming to Succeeding, the 12 Phases of Entrepreneurship
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From Dreaming to Succeeding, the 12 Phases of Entrepreneurship

When you know it's crazy to quit your job to start a business but you do it anyway, you're on your way.
Contracts 101: The Critical Paperwork You'll Use as a Freight Broker
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Contracts 101: The Critical Paperwork You'll Use as a Freight Broker

As a freight broker, you'll need to understand the paperwork that comes with the profession. Here's what you need to know.
Put Yourself in Potential Investors' Shoes With These 4 Tips
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Put Yourself in Potential Investors' Shoes With These 4 Tips

Ask that essential question: Would you put money into your business concept? Make sure your pitch explains why.
6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup
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6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup

While the corporate career path may offer perks and a safety net, working at a startup provides you a number of benefits.
4 Essential Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Overlook
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4 Essential Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Overlook

How you set up and run your company from the beginning can have a significant affect on how you eventually exit.
Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business
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Passion Alone Is Not Enough to Open a Business

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.
Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.
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Starting a Freight Brokerage Business? 5 Things You Need to Know.

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.
4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan
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4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.
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