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Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.
National Small Business Week

Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.

Understanding your role can shape how your business grows and evolves.
Melanie Spring
Life Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned Boss
National Small Business Week

Life Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned Boss

After stints with the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, Eddie Kennison developed quite the entrepreneurial playbook.
Catherine Clifford
A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge
Mission Statement

A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge

For an organization to enjoy long-term, sustained growth, all three elements need to work in harmony.
Patrick Proctor
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes
Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
John Rampton
How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers
Starting a Business

How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

If you're launching a new product, you'll need early adopters and experts to help you shape future versions and spread the word about your brand.
Eric Siu
Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works
National Small Business Week

Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Tips to keep in mind from our Kansas City Small Business Week ambassador.
Jeff Oddo
Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week
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.
Linda Lacina
Seeking Trade Secret Protection? Don't Just Rely on a Label.
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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.
Eric Ostroff
SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators
National Small Business Week

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The Small Business Administration is looking to level the funding playing field across the country.
Linda Lacina
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)
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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.
Jane Porter
The Legal Side of Owning a Food Truck
Legal Center

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.
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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business
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.
Dana Brownlee
Growing Big From a Small Start
Starting a Business

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.
Mike Matousek
The 10 Most Shockingly Untrue Entrepreneurial Myths, Exposed
Entrepreneurship

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.
Steve Tobak