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Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Tips to keep in mind from our Kansas City Small Business Week ambassador.
Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week

Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week

Feel like you’re there by livestreaming today’s Small Business Week workshops and inspiring speeches.
Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.

Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.

To enjoy legal protections for a product whether it's perfume or foot powder, do more than insert fancy terms on its packaging.
SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The Small Business Administration is looking to level the funding playing field across the country.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
The Legal Side of Owning a Food Truck

The Legal Side of Owning a Food Truck

Here are the licenses and permits you'll need to get in order to stay on the right side of the law with your mobile food business.
Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business

Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business

If done correctly, a consulting business can be lucrative for an entrepreneur. To get people on the right path, here are three mistakes to avoid.
Growing Big From a Small Start

Growing Big From a Small Start

This entrepreneur started selling study guides from his dorm room but explains that why and where you begin is less important than the clarity of your vision and inspiring people to dream the future as you do.
The 10 Most Shockingly Untrue Entrepreneurial Myths, Exposed

The 10 Most Shockingly Untrue Entrepreneurial Myths, Exposed

Popular wisdom says if you don't quit your job right now, you'll end up miserable and poor. Don't drink the Kool-Aid.
17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

Distracted by daily tasks and critical goals, most entrepreneurs let seemingly unimportant issues slip through the cracks.
Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

Learn what type of monetary outlay comes with owning and operating a mobile food business.
Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath

Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath

Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against.
Food Truck, Cart or Kiosk: The Right Ride for Your Mobile Food Business

Food Truck, Cart or Kiosk: The Right Ride for Your Mobile Food Business

Get the details on just what you need to consider when purchasing the cart, truck or kiosk from which you'll run your mobile food business.
Why Americans Don't Want to Start New Businesses

Why Americans Don't Want to Start New Businesses

New data show new business growth has slowed since 2008. It shouldn't be hard to see why.
How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.
Eager to Join a Startup? 3 Tips to Engineer a Mutual Match

Eager to Join a Startup? 3 Tips to Engineer a Mutual Match

Seeking a job at a young company? Network and sell your skills; the challenges and rewards can be immense.
Food Trucks 101: Where to Stock Up on Ingredients

Food Trucks 101: Where to Stock Up on Ingredients

Here are six places to consider when purchasing the food and supplies you'll need for your mobile food business.
Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

There are four areas you have look into to see if you're ready to scale. If not, you risk losing it all.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Clever Tips for Marketing Your Mobile Food Business

Clever Tips for Marketing Your Mobile Food Business

Good food and service with a smile are impor­tant, but if nobody knows you're serving, you're out of luck. Find out how to market and promote your mobile food business.
Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Attracting advisors is one thing but if you forget to do this important step, you could put the relationship in jeopardy.
Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

Here are five ways to get the word out about your consulting firm.
Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth.
6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs.
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