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5 Finance Tips All Business Owners Should Follow
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5 Finance Tips All Business Owners Should Follow

Entrepreneurs may not like keeping their books, but it's a completely necessary part of running a company.
Eric Siu
A 4-Step Checklist That Will Increase Your Chances of Starting a Successful Businesses
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A 4-Step Checklist That Will Increase Your Chances of Starting a Successful Businesses

To be one of the 10 percent of businesses that actually become legitimate you have to show a tremendous amount of dedication, and put in an insane amount of time.
Himanshu Sareen
7 Guidelines for Entrepreneurs to Do the Right Thing, Whatever That Means
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7 Guidelines for Entrepreneurs to Do the Right Thing, Whatever That Means

Is the right thing from a customer perspective, the societal impact, maximizing business returns or personal benefit?
Martin Zwilling
How to Create a Business Culture That Reflects Your Core Values
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How to Create a Business Culture That Reflects Your Core Values

Develop a loyal following among your customers and employees by creating a business cadence that completely reflects what matters to you.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
7 Employee Benefits That Won't Bust Your Budget
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7 Employee Benefits That Won't Bust Your Budget

In addition to the standard health insurance or 401(k), find out what you can offer without breaking the bank.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Case Against A/B Testing at Early-Stage Startups
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The Case Against A/B Testing at Early-Stage Startups

A/B tests have become so ubiquitous that founders who don't frequently employ them have been subtly made to feel bad about themselves for having such a weak data-driven culture.
Andrew Cohen
The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make
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The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

Cash flow is one of the greatest challenges of business ownership. How's yours?
Jared Hecht
Planning Is How You Survive These 5 Common Startup Killers
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Planning Is How You Survive These 5 Common Startup Killers

Startups are launched with boundless optimism but only succeed through unsentimental realism.
Martin Zwilling
Why Focus Is the Number-One Element of Business Success
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Why Focus Is the Number-One Element of Business Success

Learn to focus on what matters and ignore what doesn't so you can get on the fast track to success.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
How to Create a Solid Employee Benefits Package
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How to Create a Solid Employee Benefits Package

When you're starting from scratch, these are the benefits that attract great employees.
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7 Essential Tools Every Startup Can Afford
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7 Essential Tools Every Startup Can Afford

It's a rare business that launches with all the money it needs. Happily, you can get by with just what you have.
Peter Daisyme
10 Key Questions to Determine Whether Your Dream Is a Business
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10 Key Questions to Determine Whether Your Dream Is a Business

There is no magic formula for building a good business, but there are some common elements.
Martin Zwilling
Your Brand Is Not Too Good For That
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Your Brand Is Not Too Good For That

You should be selling your brand everywhere. After all, that's where the customers are.
Greg Shugar
4 Ways to Smoothly Transition From the Startup to the Scale-Up Phase
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4 Ways to Smoothly Transition From the Startup to the Scale-Up Phase

Do you want your company playing toddler soccer, strictly focused on the hustle? That doesn't make for a very successful business.
Jim Deters