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Starting a Business

Starting a Business

How to Hire the Right Employees

Before your first interview, be sure you create a job analysis, job description and accurate 'wanted' ad to bring in people who are a good fit for your needs.
Starting a Business

9 Steps That Will Help Your Chances of Starting a Successful Business

While there is never going to be a "sure thing," there are significant benefits to preparing before you take the leap.
Advice

The Best Career Advice I Didn't Take

Security and stability? A role that offers a comfy perch? Pfff! Don't listen to those people!
Team Work

4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Labor Day Off

Planning on skipping Labor Day fun to focus on your startup? Here are four reasons why you shouldn't.
Startup Basics

5 Business Lessons From Billionaire Mentors

These are the basics, but to truly succeed, you need to blaze your own path, like Richard Branson and Mark Cuban did.
worth-knowing

4 of Britain's Brightest Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Startup Landscape

Take a look across the Pond to find a new crop of exciting young go-getters.
Starting a Business

The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget

The bad news is that many are already doing it, with competition growing, so the longer you wait, the less chance you have of getting there first.
Buying a Business

4 Ways to Find an Online Business for Sale

Buying is a particularly attractive option, because a lot of the legwork is already done for you.
Take It From The Pros

5 Reasons Why a Good Business Idea Is Never Enough to Succeed

Your idea may look great on paper, but boy oh boy do things change -- and they will.
Startup Basics

Beware of These 6 Assumptions in Your Startup

No, you can't do it all alone. No, your startup isn't a business. No, your launch date isn't a certainty.
Startup Basics

The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business

With so many people talking in your ear when launching a new venture, there's bound to be some bad advice. Ignore them for your own good.
Starting a Business

Should You Extend Credit to Your Customers?

A too-lenient credit policy can break your business, while one that's too strict can scare customers away. Here's how to craft a credit policy that's just right.
Starting a Business

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Keeping your job while starting your own business is a way of hedging your bets, but there are drawbacks.