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    Author Brad Feld on Building Sustainable Startup Communities

    by on January 11, 2013

    Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley get ample credit for fostering startups. But they aren’t the only places conducive to business launches. In his new book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, author Brad Feld (pictured) re…

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    Fact Sheet: Business Registration

    by on December 28, 2012

    Chances are good that if you own a business — any kind of business — you need to register it in some way in order to comply with local, state, and federal laws.

    Here’s what you need to know about business registration.

    What is business registration?


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    Colleges Begin to Focus on Creating Entrepreneurs

    by on December 19, 2012

    America’s universities are filled with the business leaders of tomorrow. In the past, these future executives typically obtained a degree and then headed out into the world to begin a long, slow climb to the top of the corporate ladder. If a recent graduate …

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    5 Tips for Military Veterans Starting a Business

    by on December 18, 2012

    About 200,000 U.S. military personnel return to civilian life each year. Rather than retire or take corporate jobs, some of them would like to start small businesses. You see, a stint in the armed forces builds character — and many soldiers possess traits si…

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    14 Small-Business Ideas for the Sports Fan

    by on December 10, 2012

    Many successful small businesses start out as hobbies or recreational activities. Sports fans in particular can find ample ways to turn their passions into profitable ventures.

    Here are 14 sports-related small-business ideas to consider:

    1. Sports apparel …

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    12 Tips for Starting a Business for Less Than $1,000

    by on December 6, 2012

    Starting a business requires a ton of money, right? Sometimes it does. If, say, opening the next McDonald’s in town is your heart’s desire, you’re going to have to downsize your dream unless you have some serious cash ($750,000 minimum).

    But it’s also…

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    8 Startup Ideas for Baby Boomers

    by on November 29, 2012

    Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 have a higher rate of entrepreneurial activity than those between the ages of 20 and 34, according to a study conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which is dedicated to small-business and entrepreneurial gr…

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    Looking for Help? Attend a Startup Weekend

    by on November 27, 2012

    Have you heard about the Startup Weekend events going on around the world? There’s probably one coming to a city near you.

    If you’re an entrepreneur, a Startup Weekend event may be just what you need to validate your ideas, refine your business plan, and …

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