Starting a Business Articles

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    The Benefits of Building a Business While in College

    by on September 20, 2012

    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 overwhelm…

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    5 Resources for Free Business Consulting

    by on September 10, 2012

    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 Cent…

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    Author Carol Tice on What Makes a Great Company

    by on September 7, 2012

    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 …

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    3 Things to Know about Buying Into a Franchise

    by on August 27, 2012

    Running a small business takes courage and a streak of independence. You either have both, or you don’t. Deciding whether to run your startup as an independent company or as part of a franchise organization, however, is much more complex.

    After several year…

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    'Rebel Entrepreneur' Author Jonathan Moules on Breaking the Rules

    by on August 24, 2012

    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…

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    Avoid These Common Startup Mistakes

    by on August 9, 2012

    Few things are more exciting for budding entrepreneurs than coming up with a great idea for a new business. After all, “great idea” equals “instant profit,” right? Not necessarily. If launching a company were that simple, there wouldn’t be so many fa…

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    Pop-Up Restaurants May Be Temporary, But Trend Is Here to Stay

    by on July 30, 2012

    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: Chef…

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    Mitch Gordon on the Challenges of a Student CEO

    by on July 20, 2012

    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: H…

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