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    5 Ways to Analyze Your Business Idea Before Taking the Leap

    by on March 12, 2015

    If you’re about to launch a startup, you’re likely convinced your business will achieve great things. But according to the SBA (PDF), about half of all new businesses survive 5 years or more, and only one-third keeps their doors open ten years or more. To gi…

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    7 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a Home Based Business

    by on March 10, 2015

    Running a business from home offers many benefits to entrepreneurs, such as a flexible schedule, no commute, and a lack of office politics, but it also presents its own unique challenges. According to Helene K. Liatsos, President of Home Office Management Expe…

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    What Does It Really Take to Become Your Own Boss?

    by on February 2, 2015

    While many of us dream of starting a business, not everyone is cut out for it. We talked to Melinda Emerson, known as SmallBizLady and author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, about what it takes to successfully start a business.
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    The Top Fears of Startup Founders

    by on January 29, 2015

    The decision to launch your own business is likely one of the hardest you’ll make in your lifetime. Not only do most entrepreneurs have to invest their own savings in the company, but they must also wear multiple hats on a daily basis, acting as financia…

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    How to Know the Right (and Wrong) Time to Start a Business

    by on January 23, 2015

    Timing is everything, they say. And when it comes to starting a business, your timing can make the difference between success and failure. But when is the ideal time to launch a new venture? And are there times when you’re better off waiting to dive in?

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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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