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Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.
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Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.
April 16, 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
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

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An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
April 11, 2014 in Starting a Business
Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

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The most important aspect of a successful bar is its personnel. From manager to busboy and bartender to dishwasher, these people will have a huge effect on how smoothly your operation runs.
April 10, 2014 in Starting a Business
Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

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U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has also fallen, according to a study.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

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It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar

Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar

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These quick tips can help you decide just what accounting system will work best for your bar.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
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
Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

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Before you open your doors to the public, you've got to have drinks on hand to satisfy those thirsty crowds. Here's how to determine what you'll need.
April 8, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

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Find out what type of paperwork you need to file and the laws you have to follow to keep your bar on the right side of the law.
April 7, 2014 in Starting a Business
Why 'Don't Take It Personally' Is BS

Why 'Don't Take It Personally' Is BS

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It's okay to have passion be a driver to start your own business. You just need to make sure it doesn't cloud your judgment.
April 5, 2014 in Starting a Business
My Crazy Exhausting-Yet-Exhilarating Entrepreneur Life

My Crazy Exhausting-Yet-Exhilarating Entrepreneur Life

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Starting a company can be a thrilling ride and also a fatiguing marathon. But if it's your passion, read on.
April 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

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Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself.
April 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
A One-Page Business Plan in 5 Steps

A One-Page Business Plan in 5 Steps

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It can feel daunting at first, but here's what you should do to get organized and start.
April 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
6 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Money Maker

6 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Money Maker

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From selling display ad space to merchandising, a look at some of the ways you can generate revenue through your blog.
April 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
Weighing a Rollout of Benefits for Employees? 4 Tips for Startups to Consider

Weighing a Rollout of Benefits for Employees? 4 Tips for Startups to Consider

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Health insurance may not end up being as costly as you anticipate. Only 28 percent of small companies (with fewer than 10 workers) offer it.
April 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
You've Got a Blog. Now, Get Readers.

You've Got a Blog. Now, Get Readers.

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Attracting thousands of readers may seem like a daunting task, but itÂ’s a manageable one if you follow these tips.
April 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
Key to a Successful Business? Simplify, Simplify AND Simplify.

Key to a Successful Business? Simplify, Simplify AND Simplify.

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Often entrepreneurs looking to scale a business end up making their ventures too complicated, resulting in a once successful company going down the drain. Here are a few insights on the importance of keeping it simple.
April 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
7 Myths of Developing Mobile Apps

7 Myths of Developing Mobile Apps

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First-time developers should know what to expect as they attempt to build a product and gain traction.
April 2, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Blog

The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Blog

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There are two ways to get blog content: write it yourself or get other writers to contribute. Learn how to do both.
April 2, 2014 in Starting a Business
Operating in a Crowded Market? Here's How to Shine.

Operating in a Crowded Market? Here's How to Shine.

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Focus on these six ways to ensure that your new company will distinguish itself.
April 2, 2014 in Starting a Business
Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

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There's a lot of focus on people who start their own businesses in college, but many successful entrepreneurs start their own businesses after years of work experience. Check out these blockbuster entrepreneurs who struck out on their own in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
April 1, 2014 in Starting a Business
How to Choose a Profitable Topic for Your Blog

How to Choose a Profitable Topic for Your Blog

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Your blog can make or break you. Follow these tips for finding a money-generating topic you like.
April 1, 2014 in Starting a Business
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