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5 Tips for Kick-Starting Your New Business

Quit hemming and hawing: Get your business up and running!

This story appears in the February 2003 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

You have a dream. It came to you unexpectedly while you were washing the dog, feeding the kids or waiting in line. Inspiration propels you as if you were on a roller coaster. You know you must turn the dream into a business!

But reality pokes a finger at your chest and says "OK, now what?" Do you begin with a business plan? Everyone tells you that is the only way to succeed. How do you create your balance sheets, financing options and inventory control systems?

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