Starting a Business

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6 Misconceptions About Home-Based Businesses (and Why They Shouldn't Deter You)

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Of the nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, about half are classified as home-based enterprises. Each started as somebody’s dream and later became a thriving business. Thinking of starting your own home-based business? Don’t let these six common misconceptions dissuade you. 1. It has to be a full-time operation. Starting a business doesn’t [...]
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The Benefits of Building a Business While in College

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Starting a business is a huge undertaking for any entrepreneur. Some of the world’s most successful companies, including FedEx and Microsoft, were started while their founders were in college. Juggling coursework and business plans may seem like an overwhelming task, but there are many good reasons to build a company while hitting the books. 1. [...]
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5 Resources for Free Business Consulting

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Need help setting up or growing your small business, but don’t want to pay big bucks for consulting help? Don’t worry: You can find professional assistance at no cost. Here are five resources for free business consulting: Small-Business Development Centers — More than 1,000 service centers nationwide are available to provide free consulting services to [...]
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Author Carol Tice on What Makes a Great Company

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Entrepreneurs often know — based on intuition and experience — that they’re sitting on a great idea, whether it’s tangible (like a clothing line) or intangible (like a groundbreaking service). The challenge is how to turn their concept into a business model and put it in front of investors or consumers. In their book How [...]
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'Rebel Entrepreneur' Author Jonathan Moules on Breaking the Rules

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After profiling hundreds of business owners for the Financial Times, journalist Jonathan Moules (pictured) noticed an interesting trend: The most successful ones are often those who buck conventional wisdom about how to create a profitable company. In his new book, The Rebel Entrepreneur: Rewriting the Business Rulebook, Moules explains that these innovators typically don’t get [...]
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Pop-Up Restaurants May Be Temporary, But Trend Is Here to Stay

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From Seattle to Kansas City to New York, temporary restaurants are popping up all over the U.S., and the trend — unlike the eateries — appears to be here to stay. Although the proliferation of pop-up restaurants is relatively new, the concept is not: Chefs have long strutted their stuff on special occasions, offering seasonal [...]
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Mitch Gordon on the Challenges of a Student CEO

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Mitch Gordon is president and co-founder of GoOverseas.com, a startup that helps people find academic, volunteer, internship, and other programs abroad. It’s no surprise that he’s putting in long hours to help get the company off the ground. The shocker: He’s simultaneously enrolled in highly competitive MBA program. Gordon (pictured) isn’t the first entrepreneur to [...]
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How to Evolve from an Employee into a Consultant

Posted In EMPLOYEES

Many people decide to become entrepreneurs while they’re slogging away for someone else. If you’re passionate about your job — yet would prefer to be your own boss — shifting into a consulting role may be the ideal path to becoming a small-business owner. As a consultant, you can use your accumulated knowledge to help [...]
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