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    7 Tips to Get the Most From Your Business Mentor

    by on February 27, 2015

    Small-business mentors can be a key to success for new entrepreneurs, but if you don’t have the right mindset when working with one, you may not reap the true benefits from the experience. We talked to Raj Tumber, who has worked as a Certified Business Mentor …

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    How to Find the Right Business Coach to Help Grow Your Small Business

    by on January 21, 2015

    Teaming up with a business coach can really help fuel growth in a small business, but you’re more likely to achieve success if you first determine what you want a coach to help with, and then find the right one. We spoke to Makenzie Chilton (pictured), a …

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    Renaissance Center Celebrates 30 Years of Supporting Entrepreneurs

    by on January 7, 2015

    “We like to work with people to set up a really solid foundation of what it means to start and grow a business,” says Sharon Miller, CEO of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, describing its mission. The nonprofit is based in San Francisco&rsq…

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    Virtual Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs Moonlight at Their Startups

    by on December 31, 2014

    The news is full of venture capitalists and angel investors showering startups with six- and seven-figure funding, but those deals are the exception, not the rule. Most entrepreneurs rely on savings or loans from family and friends to launch their companies on…

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    5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bank for Your Business

    by on December 2, 2014

    Selecting a bank to handle your small business’ financial needs is different from choosing one for your personal needs. To get the most from a bank, be prepared to spend some time investigating the services different banks offer, the fees they charge…

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    8 Things You Should Know Before Hiring an Accountant

    by on September 16, 2014

    On the day your small business gets big enough to hire an accountant, you may relish the¬†thought of delegating this responsibility to someone else. At the same time, the decision is nerve-racking, since you will be entrusting an outside professional with sens…

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    How to Recruit Excellent Board Members

    by on July 17, 2014

    For many companies, the creation of a board is an important step in adding value to an organization and ensuring that sound business decisions are made, and for all U.S. corporations, boards are required. However, recruiting the right board members is a daunti…

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    How to Build an Effective Advisory Board

    by on July 17, 2014

    Comprised of business professionals with different areas of expertise, advisory boards counsel companies, corporations and other organizations about best practices for operating their businesses. A carefully constructed advisory board can be a huge boon to bus…

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