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3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers
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3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers

While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business
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50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
5 Secrets to Keeping Your Business Alive and Thriving
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5 Secrets to Keeping Your Business Alive and Thriving

To get and stay in front of the competition, you need to do more than just offer something different.
How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here’s a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic)
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How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here’s a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic)

If the mention of S Corp, C Corp, or LLC makes your blood pressure rise, you aren’t alone. Use this infographic for a breakdown of what each business structure means in terms of taxes, complexity and access to capital.
Tight Budget Launch Dilemma - Outsource or DIY?
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Tight Budget Launch Dilemma - Outsource or DIY?

The self-funded entrepreneur can neither afford to outsource everything or do things poorly.
5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership
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5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership

Often entrepreneurs need another individual to help found (and run) a company. And while two minds are better than one, these two minds need to be on the same page.
Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch
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Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

There's no secret sauce for making a new eatery profitable but careful planning surely helps.
Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements
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Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

Before you launch your company, create a document that will serve as its foundation.
3 Tips for Naming Your Business in the Modern, Mobile World
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3 Tips for Naming Your Business in the Modern, Mobile World

Before you spend hours agonizing over what to call your company, consider these three tips.
Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads
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Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don’t offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.
How to Keep the Marriage Strong When You Work Together
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How to Keep the Marriage Strong When You Work Together

There are certain lessons to learn to make both business and your relationship equally successful.
When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract
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When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract

Why it's best to have someone at your side that you occasionally butt heads with.
The Problem With Hiring Millennials Is Their Age, Not Their Generation
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The Problem With Hiring Millennials Is Their Age, Not Their Generation

Never mind the stereotypes about Gen Y. Young people will at times act young.
Are You Really Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?
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Are You Really Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you decide to jump the corporate ship, make sure you are really ready to start your own company.
3 Devices to Aid in Getting Your Bearings En Route to a New Venture
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3 Devices to Aid in Getting Your Bearings En Route to a New Venture

An entrepreneur's flexibility is critical in exploring and learning from markets outside the comfort zone.
5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur
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5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

There is more to this lifestyle than meets the eye. Here are some things to ask yourself before you start.
How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones
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How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones

This co-founder of an organic chocolate milk company shares surprising ways he uses mobile apps to run his company.
Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps
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Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.
The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders
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The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.
4 Things to Consider When Making Your First Hires
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4 Things to Consider When Making Your First Hires

Making the right decisions today will ensure your company's survival tomorrow.
How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators
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How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

We've polled advice from some of the leading minds in accelerators on what you need to get started.
Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business
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Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business

Because startup founders can be slow to install safeguards against cyber attacks, criminals often target new companies.
Startup Founders, Treat Yourselves Right From the Get-Go
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Startup Founders, Treat Yourselves Right From the Get-Go

New companies should provide an environment that the owners themselves would want to work at.
4 Secrets to Giving a Great Marketing Presentation
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4 Secrets to Giving a Great Marketing Presentation

These four presentation secrets will grab your audience's attention and keep your customers engaged.
3 Key Players to Help Your Launch Team Soar
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3 Key Players to Help Your Launch Team Soar

Because a founder can't possibly possess every skill, recruiting these individuals can help make your business hum.
8 Steps to Creating an Effective Advisory Board
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8 Steps to Creating an Effective Advisory Board

While the key responsibility rests with the entrepreneur, this panel of subject-matter experts can fill key knowledge gaps.
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