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When Friends and Family Become Financiers
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Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
May 4, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur
4 Startups That Can Help You Tackle Your Small-Business Problems

4 Startups That Can Help You Tackle Your Small-Business Problems

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We take a look at several startups that are trying to crack the nitty-gritty problems of launching and running a business, saving entrepreneurs time, money and a lot of headaches.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz

Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz

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The most recent business census data show slowing declines and some hopeful growth areas for businesses large and small.
September 6, 2012 in Go Forward
Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?

Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?

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It's never a bad thing to be recognized as an expert in your industry -- and nothing says 'expert' like having your name on the cover of a book.
August 22, 2012 in Exploring New Markets
Turning Passion Into Profits: A Wine Wizard Bets on Old World Science

Turning Passion Into Profits: A Wine Wizard Bets on Old World Science

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Winemaker Randall Grahm created the famously successful Bonny Doon Vineyard by making wines no one else dared attempt. Now, he's moved on to an even riskier bet.
August 21, 2012 in Business Ideas
Manage Through the Unthinkable With a Disaster Plan

Manage Through the Unthinkable With a Disaster Plan

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Running a business is hard enough without worrying about wildfires or hurricanes. But a solid plan can help your business stay open and productive if disaster strikes.
August 20, 2012 in Business Management
How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

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When you're on a tight startup budget and timeline, it can be easy to make compromises on who you hire. Don't. Here's what to look for in an employee.
August 17, 2012 in Human Resources
Can You Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business?

Can You Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business?

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Not all passions make for a good business. Chris Guillebeau, author of "The $100 Startup," offers insights for aspiring entrepreneurs who seek to make a living doing what they love.
August 16, 2012 in Starting a Business

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