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Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job

Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates.

Hiring Temporary Employees

If you need help only through a busy season, consider working with a temporary-help service. Here's what you need to know about working with a staffing firm.

Making Sales Presentations

Not a natural-born sales person? We walk you through the steps to take to succeed at selling.

Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking

Networking is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Here are nine tips that can help you make the most of your efforts.

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.

Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.

7 Steps to Get Publicity for Your Business

Public relations can be more cost-effective than advertising. Here's how to get a PR campaign for your company started.

How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to avoid tax problems with 1099 workers.

How to Design Your Business Logo

Your logo is the foundation for all your promotional materials, so this is one area where it pays to take the time to get it right.

How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs

Working capital has a direct impact on cash flow in a business. Consider these five common sources of short-term working capital financing.

Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

No business can be all things to all customers, especially a small business. Here's how to find a niche to set up your company for success.

Defining Your Business Goals

When you're just starting up, it's a good idea to set goals for your company and align them with your personal goals as well. Consider this advice for setting goals that are realistic for you.

Understanding Your 'Unique Selling Proposition'

How to figure out what makes your business special and power up your sales.

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.

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.

SBA Loans: A Primer

The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.

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.

Business Structure Basics

With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.

Self-Financing Your Startup

Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.

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.
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