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Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment
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Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment

A 65-year-old record-pressing plant settles into a growth groove.
You Have the P.O.W.E.R. to Start a Business While Working Your Day Job
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You Have the P.O.W.E.R. to Start a Business While Working Your Day Job

Professional football is a grinding job but Israel Idonije started his business while still playing in the NFL.
9 Factors That Helped Me Make My First $1M in Profits
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9 Factors That Helped Me Make My First $1M in Profits

Making a million dollars in revenue is hard. Making a million dollars in profit is even harder.
6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons
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6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons

Success requires the confidence to begin and the humilty to listen when trustworthy people tell you what isn't working.
Considering an Online Business? Read This First.
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Considering an Online Business? Read This First.

Your odds of being successful in any Web-enabled field are much lower than you realize, especially if you conform to all the popular groupthink.

How-To Guides

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry
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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry

Many opportunities exist for those willing to explore this large and growing field.
The Best Ways to Do Market Research for Your Business Plan
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The Best Ways to Do Market Research for Your Business Plan

Showing that you know the state of the market and understand what you need to do to succeed is critical in a business plan. Here's how to gather the facts you need.
The Basics of Buying a Business Opportunity
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The Basics of Buying a Business Opportunity

If you're thinking about buying a biz opp, this quick guide will tell you what you're getting yourself into.
How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition
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How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition

It's not enough to be able to do, make or provide something: It must be worth something to potential customers
What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.
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What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

As you examine your industry and competitors, identify your competitive edge.
How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze
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How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Start thinking more clearly and realistically about growing your small business.
3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business
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3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business

Selling your skills directly to customers instead of an employer is scary, until you remember you are already paid for what you know how to do.
When to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business
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When to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business

Here are four questions to ask yourself before you quit your day job.
Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan
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Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan

A business plan writing expert weighs in what to include and what not to include to create a winning business plan.
Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things
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Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things

Even if the world wants them to be, entrepreneurs aren't superhuman.
Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?
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Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?

Find out the pros and cons of two different strategies for being your own boss.
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