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Starting your own business is tough. In fact, only 39.5 percentof new businesses remain open after six years, according to theSBA's Office of Advocacy. Gene Fairbrother, lead small-businessconsultant for the National Association for the Self Employed andpresident of MBA Consulting Inc., reveals the five most commonstart-up mistakes:
1. Failing to set up strong and established financialroutines. Entrepreneurs often don't know where their money iscoming from or where it's going.
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