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Starting a Business

To get your startup off the ground, you'll need to pick a business structure, find financing, craft a business plan, deal with legal issues, and more.

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Many people are launching their own coaching, consulting, or service business. Duct Tape Marketing's John Jantsch shares seven important steps to building a winning practice.
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As a venture capital and angel investor who has heard many pitches, I've compiled a list of mistakes and things to avoid if you're an entrepreneur seeking angel or venture financing.
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Business owners need to find a balance between creative innovation that spurs company growth and business systems that keep a company running smoothly.
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Yahoo recently announced a new offering that allows any small or growing business to establish an e-commerce store quickly and easily.
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We've all got our breaking points as small business owners. Nellie Akalp asks other successful business owners their secrets to battling stress and staying sane.
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Before you start a business, be sure to ask yourself these six questions to make sure you're really prepared for entrepreneurship.
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The face of manufacturing is fundamentally changing in America. TJ McCue shares stories as he travels across the country taking the pulse of 3D printing.
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Eleven successful business owners share which entrepreneurial thought leaders they follow regularly -- and who you should be reading.
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The moment you decide to start your own business is one of sheer joy. Unfortunately, starting a new business also takes a lot of time.
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Startup businesses don't have the benefit of hindsight, or much experience in the workings of Murphy's Law. Mike Kappel explains how his first major business purchase nearly sunk his business at the start.
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With so many countries, so many options, and so many factors to consider, where does an entrepreneur looking to plant roots in Asia region even start?
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As an entrepreneur, you have specific skills that make you successful. But as your company grows, you need to hire employees with complementary skills.
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Don’t be fooled: entrepreneurship is not an easy ride. Sarah Santacroce shares nine challenging things about starting a business you must know beforehand.
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Time management can be a challenge, especially for small business owners. However, you can manage this finite resource and keep your sanity. Here's how.
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The majority of college graduates want to start a business -- but do they have the right stuff? A new survey says no.
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Forget about the politicians in Washington and don't count on Corporate America to get our struggling economy going -- it's America’s entrepreneurs that will prove to be the saviors.
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Small business expert Denise O'Berry shares three tips to make sure your next vacation isn't a stress fest for your small business -- and that you have a business to come back to.
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Think you're too old to start a business? Think again: The number of senior startup entrepreneurs is on the rise.
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If you're running a small business alone, you've likely become a master at figuring things out. But sometimes it's smarter to let a professional handle it.
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