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Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'
Franchise

Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'

Want to take it to the next level? This gut check will let you know if you should proceed, or continue working on your business.
Jeff Sinelli
A Day in the Life of a Staffing Agency Owner
Startup Kit

A Day in the Life of a Staffing Agency Owner

To help you figure out if this is the type of business you'd like to start, let's take a behind-the-scenes look at how a staffing service operates on a daily basis.
Bust Through Painful Growth Spurts by Readying Your Business Now
Growth Strategies

Bust Through Painful Growth Spurts by Readying Your Business Now

Don't miss out on a growth opportunity because you failed to plan for expansion. Tackle growing pains with these 3 preparation tactics.
Matthew Toren
How to Find Products for Your Import Business
Startup Kit

How to Find Products for Your Import Business

How can you locate goods you'd like to import to sell to markets here in the United States? Here are six ways to track down the products you're hoping to sell in the U.S.
Win-Win: Strategically Partner With Your Top Competitors
Competition

Win-Win: Strategically Partner With Your Top Competitors

There are instances when you should make friends with the "enemy" to create the best situation for both companies.
Martin Zwilling
How to Ship Documents for Your Import/Export Business
Startup Kit

How to Ship Documents for Your Import/Export Business

As an importer or exporter, you need to know how each link in the shipping chain functions. Here's the lowdown on what all those terms on the shipping forms mean.
Growth Strategies

Scale or Fail? Don't Overlook These Keys to Exponential Growth.

With a well-defined culture, a solid plan and a dedicated officer presiding over strategy, companies can pull ahead of the competition.
Sheena Tahilramani
Get Your Imported Goods Through Customs
Startup Kit

Get Your Imported Goods Through Customs

As an import business owner, it's important to know the four basic steps for getting your foreign products through customs.
Organization

The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success

Why simply being on time can help you have it all.
Nina Zipkin
How the U.S. Government Can Help with Your Export Business
Startup Kit

How the U.S. Government Can Help with Your Export Business

Because exports give the U.S. economy a big charge, government agencies are happy to help you sell just about anything to foreign markets. Here are the government resources available to you.
IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?
IPO

IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?

There are seven big challenges you should be aware of before you attempt to take this major step.
Martin Zwilling
Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash
Trep Talk

Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash

Raj Peter Bhakta, the founder of whiskey company WhistlePig, knows that he is losing some cash in the short term by only making a 10-year-old product. But that's part of the plan.
Catherine Clifford
Mission Statement

How to Write a Great Mission Statement

Your mission statement can be as important to your success as your business plan.
Nina Zipkin
Why You Need a Marketing Plan
Marketing

Why You Need a Marketing Plan

With your growth strategy in mind, a marketing plan can help your mission.
Nina Zipkin