Starting a Business

The Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise and (thanks in part to Lean In) so is their optimism about growth opportunities for their business. Where are the best cities in America for female small business owners to thrive, and what are the best ways to get to the top? Check out the graphic below [...]

Is There Silicon Beyond the Valley? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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California's Silicon Valley is credited by many to be the epicenter of technology and innovation in the U.S., but as rental rates continue to climb in the area, startups are beginning to evaluate other states to call home. Click on the graphic below to see an enlarged view of who these entrepreneurs are and where [...]
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Lemonade Day Gives Kids a Chance to Explore Entrepreneurship

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What was your first business? For many of us, it was the classic lemonade stand. Finding the best location for a booth, pricing the product, and dealing with customers can help budding entrepreneurs get a taste for what it takes to run a successful small business. Lemonade Day, a nonprofit program founded in 2007 by [...]
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6 Tips for Starting a Business After Age 50

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Just because you aren’t fresh out of college doesn’t mean you can’t start a business. Entrepreneurs who are in their 50s and older are sometimes called “boomerpreneurs.” Often, they’re professionals who held long, successful careers and started a business later in life after a layoff or retirement or simply because they wanted to do something [...]
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Is Passion Enough to Start a Small Business?

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Anyone who’s ever considered starting his or her own business has heard the following: “You have to love what you do.” “Start a business around something you feel passionate about.” “To succeed, you must follow your passion.” If your motivation for starting a business is strictly financial, you may be setting yourself up for failure. [...]
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Checklist: 5 Things You'll Need When You Move Into Your First Office

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Moving out of a home office and into an office building can be both exciting and stressful for entrepreneurs. That’s because, as a small-business owner, you’ll want to make sure that you’re bringing in revenue while you’re still unpacking boxes and settling into your new digs. Although your moving to-do list may be quite long, [...]
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4 Big Trends in Choosing a Business Name

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What does “Hulu” mean, and what does that have to do with TV? Unless you're up on Chinese proverbs, nothing, but nonetheless you are likely to associate it with the company that allows you to watch recently broadcast content on your computer or mobile device. It's a great example of how businesses can find the [...]
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5 Entrepreneurial Endeavors Powered by the Wind

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The lure of small-scale wind generation is spreading beyond isolated rural homesteads to urban subdivisions and small businesses. For example, officials in Sioux City, Iowa, recently changed zoning laws to allow residents to install backyard wind turbines [PDF]. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your consumption of non-sustainable fuels or even sell electricity back [...]
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