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    6 Professionals You Should Talk To Before Starting Your Business

    by on October 7, 2014

    As you move your business from idea stage to implementation, you should seriously consider getting expert advice. The time to get input from various experts is before you incorporate, before you open a bank account, and before you start taking customers. But w…

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    9 Things to Research Before Starting a Business

    by on July 17, 2014

    Starting a business requires having a thorough plan in place, a process that takes a lot of time and research. But before you start your business, there are a number of questions and considerations you need to address. These are more than just passing thoughts…

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    8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

    by on July 17, 2014

    So you have this great idea for a business, but you’re not sure where to start or if you really should launch your own company. Before beginning the journey of true entrepreneurship, there are some very important questions you should ask yourself first.


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    Lifestyle vs. Liquidity Business: Which Is Right for You?

    by on July 15, 2014

    Thinking of starting a business? Before you formulate your business idea, it’s important to determine the type of business that best fits your goals. There’s a lot to consider:
    Which industry best matches your interests and experience? Pet services, fo…

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    8 Fast-Growing Industries to Start a Business in 2014

    by on June 25, 2014

    So far, 2014 has been a promising year in terms of economic recovery. The recession has mostly subsided, and the economy appears to be rebounding after a slow, cold winter. Business confidence is also on the rise, and many prospective entrepreneurs are fina…

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    Are You in the Position to Start a Business?

    by on June 25, 2014

    If you think you have a great idea for a company and have a strong desire to work for yourself, you may be ready to start taking the next steps to starting your business. However, it is important to be very prepared because, while there are many advantages to …

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    Are You Financially Prepared to Start a Business? Setting a Budget

    by on June 25, 2014

    The day has finally come when you feel mentally and emotionally prepared to open your own business. You have the ideas; you have the plan, and you have the ambition. However, the one thing you might be missing is enough cash to start your little enterprise.

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    Mentors Give Entrepreneurs a Leg Up in Business

    by on June 4, 2014

    When successful small-business owners talk about how they got started, they often have one thing in common: mentors. Some have gotten informal support from friends or colleagues, but many more have taken advantage of free and low-cost mentoring through nationa…

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