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13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success
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13 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success

Get the inside scoop from established cleaning service business owners who share their tips for building a successful cleaning business.
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Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar
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Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

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

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

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.
Nina Zipkin
Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar
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Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?
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Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schmidt
Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar
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Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar

These quick tips can help you decide just what accounting system will work best for your bar.
3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest
Midwest

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

With 'Silicon Prairie' touting increased job growth and a cost-friendly lifestyle, the Midwest is a force to be reckoned with.
Matt Lautz
Stocking Your Bar With Inventory
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Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

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.
The Legal Side of Owning a Bar
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The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

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.
Why 'Don't Take It Personally' Is BS
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Why 'Don't Take It Personally' Is BS

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.
Liz Elting
My Crazy Exhausting-Yet-Exhilarating Entrepreneur Life
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My Crazy Exhausting-Yet-Exhilarating Entrepreneur Life

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

Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself.
Stephen Key
6 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Money Maker
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6 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Money Maker

From selling display ad space to merchandising, a look at some of the ways you can generate revenue through your blog.