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How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan
Business Plans

How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan

If you don't know what gives your new business an edge in the marketplace, here's how to figure out your unique strengths and tell others about them.
Entrepreneur Staff
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
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Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar
Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship

Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

There are four types of people who talk about being entrepreneurs. Most never become one. Here's how to see if you're serious.
Greg Shugar
Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs
Amazon

Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'
Catherine Clifford
What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC
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What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC

Our legal expert Lori Hoberman discusses the pros and cons of the two different business entities.
Lori Hoberman
6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions
Starting a Business

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

If you're considering starting a business, a small amount of money can go a long way towards building your future success.
Brenton Hayden
Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal
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Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal

Co-founders Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand knew that opening a cat cafe in New York City was going to violate regulations. That didn't stop them.
Catherine Clifford
Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
Starting a Business

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Before you go into business for yourself, take a personal assessment to see if owning your own business is the best fit for you.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan
Business Plans

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

These instructions will help you craft the best business plan possible, one section at a time.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely
Advisors

Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely

Your fledgling outfit needs help. Still this is no excuse for treating experts in a slipshod fashion.
Karen Mishra
Richard Branson on Creating a Healthy Company Culture
Company Culture

Richard Branson on Creating a Healthy Company Culture

Pay attention, because a company's culture is key to its success.
Richard Branson
Struggling to Define Your Business Goals? Ask Yourself These Questions.
Business Plans

Struggling to Define Your Business Goals? Ask Yourself These Questions.

Comfort food may have launched McDonald's, but strategic planning turned it into a multinational corporation.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One
Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One

The vast majority of successful startup founders find their passion, their partners, and their product ideas at work.
Steve Tobak
First Steps: Writing the Executive Summary of Your Business Plan
Business Plans

First Steps: Writing the Executive Summary of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the executive summary for your business plan.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.