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Starting a Business: The Idea Phase
You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.
Business Structure Basics
With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.
SBA Loans: A Primer
The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.
Self-Financing Your Startup
Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.
How to Keep Family and Friends Loans Strictly Business
When borrowing from friends and relatives, make sure both parties are protected by putting the loan agreement in writing.
The Nonprofit Option
Looking to start a nonprofit business? This guide will get you started.
Conducting Market Research
You may have a great idea for a product or service, but before you go any further, first make sure there's a market for it.