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4 Ways to Get Customers to Fund Your Startup

Posted in FINDING FUNDING

Here are four ways you can use customer money to help launch your business.
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Put Down That Loan Application — Five Reasons to Bootstrap Your Business

Posted in FINDING FUNDING

Bootstrapping means a business relies on personal methods of funding rather than banks or investors. Get five reasons for bootstrapping your business.
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5 Legal Considerations When Establishing a BYOD Policy

Posted in TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY

While state and federal laws vary depending on your jurisdiction and industry, there are five legal obligations that you are likely to face.
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How to Test Market Your Big Idea on a Small Scale

Posted in BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Many new businesses fail because entrepreneurs, convinced that their idea is the next big thing, fail to test it with real consumers.
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How to Hone in on Your Business Niche

Posted in BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Honing in on a business niche may help you grow your business by lowering expenses. Learn how to identify and reach your business niche market.
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6 Business Policies You Should Put in Writing (and Why)

Posted in HR LAWS AND REGULATION

You can protect your business by putting certain policies in writing. Here are six policies that every small-business owner should have in written form.
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5 Things to Do Before the Busy Season Begins

Posted in SALES

To make the most of the busiest shopping season of the year, you must start planning now. Here are five areas you should think about for busy season.
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Pitching Secrets From a Top Angel Investor

Posted in FINDING FUNDING

We spoke to Tim Berry to get some insider information about what makes angel investors sit up and take notice of some pitches, while outright rejecting others.