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    The Basics of Setting Up an Etsy Shop

    by on June 4, 2013

    Etsy.com is a retail website set up for artisans to showcase and sell their handmade crafts and art. The site handles all of the ordering, notifications, and payment processing, making it easy for crafty entrepreneurs to focus on production.

    The process of se…

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  • The Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on May 3, 2013

    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 t…

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  • Small Business Loans Are a Capital Problem [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on May 1, 2013

    Securing enough capital to start a business or maintain one is often one of the most daunting tasks an entrepreneur has to face. In the graphic below, we break down the National Small Business Association’s survey on who the lenders are and what that access to…

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  • Is There Silicon Beyond the Valley? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on April 25, 2013

    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…

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    Lemonade Day Gives Kids a Chance to Explore Entrepreneurship

    by on April 22, 2013

    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 busin…

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    6 Tips for Starting a Business After Age 50

    by on April 9, 2013

    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 b…

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    Is Passion Enough to Start a Small Business?

    by on March 19, 2013

    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 motivat…

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    4 Basic Questions to Answer Before You Launch a New Business

    by on March 5, 2013

    It’s easy to overlook the future when you’re squarely focused on the present, especially if you’re in the throes of starting a small business.

    But answering some basic questions before you “hit the launch button” will help you set the best possible …

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