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How to Find the Best Office Space for Your Cleaning Service
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If you're not sure where to locate your business, these tips can help you decide whether to start at home or rent commercial space.
April 18, 2014 in Starting a Business
Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business

Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business

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Follow these tips for determining a price that makes you a profit without gouging your customers.
April 17, 2014 in Starting a Business
7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track

7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track

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Get your business started on the right foot by choosing workers who are a good fit for your cleaning business and training them properly.
April 16, 2014 in Starting a Business
Start These 8 Niche Cleaning Businesses

Start These 8 Niche Cleaning Businesses

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Whether you want to start a stand-alone business or add these services to your existing cleaning company, here are eight business ideas you might want to consider in the cleaning industry.
April 15, 2014 in Starting a Business
13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success

13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success

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Get the inside scoop from established cleaning service business owners who share their tips for building a successful cleaning business.
April 14, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

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Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
April 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

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Caterina Fake, the serial entrepreneur behind Flickr, Hunch and Findery talks about the pain of hiring the wrong people, being surrounded by others smarter than you and always needing to be on your toes.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

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With 'Silicon Prairie' touting increased job growth and a cost-friendly lifestyle, the Midwest is a force to be reckoned with.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

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Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
March 17, 2014 in Business News
Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

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Scoring hidden minutes and efficiently using them are critical to an entrepreneur's success
March 13, 2014 in Starting a Business
How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments

How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments

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Launching a company is no joyride. Entrepreneurs often face major pressure to succeed. When it feels like the whole world is on your shoulders, it is important to step back and put things in perspective.
March 10, 2014 in Leadership
The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

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Former Mint vice president discusses how he launched another successful venture.
February 17, 2014 in Finding Ideas
Photos: Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

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Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
February 17, 2014 in Startup Financing
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

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The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
February 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

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Gwen Dean is leaving her full-time job as a machine engineer to follow her dream of being a full-time puppeteer. And she delivered the message to her boss in the form of a Super Bowl commercial.
February 3, 2014 in Advertising
GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

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The website domain registrar says it plans to expand into 52 countries in 30 languages within the next year and a half.
January 21, 2014 in Your Website
When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

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From being passionate to choosing the right partners, entrepreneurs need to focus on a few key components to help build a sustainable business.
January 20, 2014 in Starting a Business
Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now

Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now

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With a high unemployment rate for the younger generation, entrepreneurship offers hope. Here are a few reasons it is the perfect time for millennials to pave their own path.
January 16, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

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Make sure your product is something that your clients need to have, otherwise your revenue potential will be low.
January 15, 2014 in Startup Basics
You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

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With 'Indiegogo Outpost,' you can raise money from the crowd without having to direct any web traffic away from your own website.
January 8, 2014 in Financing
10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

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Many people dream of starting their own business, but you have to have the right chops. Here are the 10 warnings signs that it might not be for you.
December 20, 2013 in Starting a Business
One Startup's Way to Move Up Launch: Live Together

One Startup's Way to Move Up Launch: Live Together

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The team at WorldLister put their lives on hold for two years to move into the company house. Here is how they made it work.
December 18, 2013 in Home Based Business
Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

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If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.
October 18, 2013 in Startup Basics
From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

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Take a look at the hiring and office-rental costs associated with setting up your tech startup in these cities across the world.
October 4, 2013 in Location
Sound Advice: How to Make Your Voice More Effective

Sound Advice: How to Make Your Voice More Effective

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How you articulate reveals a lot about your sincerity, credibility and confidence. Here are some tips to use your voice more effectively the next time you pitch your business or give a presentation.
September 27, 2013 in Marketing How-To Guides

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