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How to Start a Business

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    7 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

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    Becoming an Entrepreneur

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    Start a Small Business

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Entrepreneurship 101: Alexa's Top Tips to Start Your Own Company

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Whether you’re considering opening your own shop on Etsy or starting a full-blown startup, I’ll share the ten most powerful things I’ve learned about starting my own business. Read More

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Fearlessly Freelance: 6 Expert Tips From People Who Successfully Took the Plunge

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So how can you set yourself up for success from the get-go? We asked those who’d know best: freelancers who’ve had great success working for themselves—like a business pro who now consults for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Read More

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Friends With (Business) Benefits: 4 Small-Biz Success Stories

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The impulse to start a business with a friend likely strikes everyone at some point in time. But why do some buddy-built ventures thrive—while others end in flattened egos, blistering resentments and silent treatments? We tracked down four sets of pals who are in business together to find out the secret to their friendly success. Read More

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How I Did It: Opened My Own Etsy Shop

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Etsy has become ground zero for aspiring entrepreneurs. Have you dreamt of hanging out your shingle on Etsy? Get inspired by these three shop owners who turned their passion projects into profits. Read More

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7 Secrets to Launching a Lucrative Side Gig

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If you have a professional skill or passion that’s not being used to its full potential, it may be time to consider how you can supplement your salary with a side job Read More

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Consultant Profile: Where is Your Competitive Advantage?

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Consulting firm finds success by focusing on a niche market, maximizing productivity and taking the proper steps to secure funding. Read More

Build Relationships
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Build Relationships and Explore Financing Options to Access Capital

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To fund growth, new jobs and capital expenditures, small business owners need access to capital. Read More

Establish Financial Stability
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Establish Financial Stability Before Seeking Lending Options

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Once you have explored your lending options and decided to pursue financing to meet your business objectives, it is important to contact advisors to help get your house on solid ground and gain financing approval. Read More

SBA Loans could help you with your business ventures
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Four Myths About SBA Financing

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Business owners may not realize how a SBA loan can help their fund their business. Read More

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