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How We Made the Inc. 500 (and You Can Too)

Posted in GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

Joe Pulizzi, founder of Content Marketing Institute, shares how using an innovative audience-first business model got them at the top of the Inc. 500.
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10 Tools That Will Help You Start a Business in 2016

Posted in STARTING UP

If you're looking to start a business this year, these tools can help. From communication to accounting, running your new business is easier than ever.
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Revenue vs. Growth: What Should Your New Business Focus On?

Posted in GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

As a new business, your limited resources will mean deciding on focusing on revenue or growth. Find out when and how to use these two different strategies.
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Creative Ways to Test the Market Before Launching a Product

Posted in AM I READY?

If you're launching a product, a market failure can be very expensive. Use these 5 resources to lower the risk before a product gets in front of customers.
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The Top 12 Franchise Opportunities in 2016

Posted in FRANCHISING

If you're looking to become a new business owner in 2016, starting a franchise can be one of your best options. Here are 12 choices that can get you started.
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The 3 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Small Business

Posted in AM I READY?

When it comes to small business FAQ, the questions haven't changed. But the answers have. Find out the new rules to some old questions to succeed in business today.
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The Best Small Business Conferences of 2016

Posted in GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

Attending a small business conference might be a great way to take your business to the next level this year. Find out what's coming up on the calendar.
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7 Pain Points Entrepreneurs Should Expect and Embrace

Posted in AM I READY?

Being an entrepreneur comes with many pain points, from loneliness to dealing with failure. But the right mindset can turn pain into opportunity and success.