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

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

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Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates.
February 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Hiring Temporary Employees

Hiring Temporary Employees

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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.
February 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
Making Sales Presentations

Making Sales Presentations

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Not a natural-born sales person? We walk you through the steps to take to succeed at selling.
February 24, 2013 in Sales
Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking

Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking

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Networking is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Here are nine tips that can help you make the most of your efforts.
February 23, 2013 in Networking
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

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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.
February 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

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Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.
February 21, 2013 in Startup Basics
7 Steps to Get Publicity for Your Business

7 Steps to Get Publicity for Your Business

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Public relations can be more cost-effective than advertising. Here's how to get a PR campaign for your company started.
February 20, 2013 in Marketing Basics
How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

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Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.
February 19, 2013 in Retail Center
How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

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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.
February 18, 2013 in Employment Law
How to Design Your Business Logo

How to Design Your Business Logo

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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.
February 16, 2013 in Branding
How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs

How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs

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Working capital has a direct impact on cash flow in a business. Consider these five common sources of short-term working capital financing.
February 14, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

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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.
February 13, 2013 in Targeting Niche Markets
Defining Your Business Goals

Defining Your Business Goals

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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.
February 12, 2013 in Startup Basics
Understanding Your 'Unique Selling Proposition'

Understanding Your 'Unique Selling Proposition'

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How to figure out what makes your business special and power up your sales.
February 11, 2013 in Tips from Experts
Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business

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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.
February 11, 2013 in Choosing a Business Structure
Conducting Market Research

Conducting Market Research

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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.
September 30, 2010 in Market Research
The Nonprofit Option

The Nonprofit Option

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Looking to start a nonprofit business? This guide will get you started.
September 30, 2010 in Starting a Business
SBA Loans: A Primer

SBA Loans: A Primer

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The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.
September 29, 2010 in Startup Financing
How to Keep Family and Friends Loans Strictly Business

How to Keep Family and Friends Loans Strictly Business

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When borrowing from friends and relatives, make sure both parties are protected by putting the loan agreement in writing.
September 28, 2010 in Financing
Business Structure Basics

Business Structure Basics

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With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.
September 23, 2010 in Choosing a Business Structure
Self-Financing Your Startup

Self-Financing Your Startup

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Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.
September 22, 2010 in Self-Financing Your Startup
Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

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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.
September 1, 2010 in Business Ideas
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