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Starting a Business

Run a Better Business

7 Loan Programs Offered by the SBA

If banks turn you down for a standard loan, check out these options from the federal government.
Starting a Business

Craft Brewers: This Is What Your Customers Want

Knowing who's buying craft beers will help you market to your target audience.
Starting a Business

5 Things to Know Before Starting a Business With Friends

Having your closest friends around when you start a business can be very rewarding.
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Be a Real Entrepreneur, Not a Digital Clone

Entrepreneurs don't do what everyone else is doing. Like it or not, that's exactly what most of you are doing.
Business Plans

Considering Crowdfunding? Why You Need a Strong Business Plan First.

Without one, you'll become one of the vast majority of hopeful entrepreneurs who find themselves without enough capital to keep moving.
Business Unusual

How a Robbery Led to a Business Idea

Enjoy the beach or pool without getting burned by theft.
Project Grow

F, as in Forget, Those That Doubt You

You need to surround yourself with people that will inspire, motivate and push you to achieve greatness -- not doubters with motivation-sucking opinions.
Take It From The Pros

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Awful, Flawed Advice

It's sad that so many people think that you need to earn a living from what you love to do the most.
Myths

Believing These 7 Myths Will Stunt Your Startup

So much is uncertain when you're hustling to grow your company but count on receiving a lot of dumb, discouraging advice.
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After Years of Struggle, Pet-Washer Inventor Celebrates Viral Video Success

An entrepreneur tried to bring his product to market numerous times, and finally had the breakthrough he needed.
Consultants and Advisors

8 Keys to Providing Consulting Services to Startups

Businesses need outside experts who can do the work, as well as provide training on what needs to be done. That's called leading by example.
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Running a Child-Care Business? How to Build a Great Relationship With Parents.

The relationships you develop with the parents of the children in your care are unlike any other customer relationship.
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8 Hairy Lessons From a Parody Startup That's All About Beards

Riding the success of its launch video, Dollar Beard Club's co-founder shares entrepreneurial tips for getting started and staying focused.
Partnerships

An 8-Point Checklist to Help You Find the Startup Partner of Your Dreams

It pays to find someone that you trust and enjoy being with for hours at a time, even through hard times. Look for these additional traits to make a business partnership work.
Food Trucks

A Food Truck Isn't Just About the Food. It's the Truck, Too.

In choosing a nifty vintage VW bug for our food truck, we were making a statement...and creating some challenges.