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3 Honest Ways to Raise Startup Money

Create a healthy foundation for your business by combining enthusiasm with honesty.
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Life's Lesson Learned

Thirteen years ago, former H&R Block CEO Tom Bloch audited his life and found something was missing. His decision to become a school teacher granted him the ultimate return.
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Surviving Business Boot Camp

Programs nationwide offer budding entrepreneurs lessons in startup.
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Moon Cakes Are Big Business in China

American pastry shops and other suppliers have discovered Chinese moon cakes as a new profit center. For other businesses, the pastries are great networking tools.
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What's in a Name? Everything

Good company monikers suggest rather than describe; great ones have the flexibility to survive unforeseen changes or expansion.
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How to Search for Existing Patents

Before you spend a lot of time an energy creating the next big thing, use a patent search to make sure it hasn't already been done.
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Avoid These 7 Partnership Killers

Pitfalls abound when entrepreneurs decide to become partners. Know what they are ahead of time so you can set up guidelines that allow people to walk away if things go wrong.
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How to Grow Without Growing Pains

Ray Barton transformed Great Clips from just four hair salons into nearly 3,000, and he did it by turning down franchises that didn't fit into his expansion strategy.