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College Grads: Don’t Get a Job, Start a Business!

This year’s graduating college class has the highest student-loan burden ever. Eager graduates will enter a world where inflation is at a two and a half year high and in …

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10 Businesses Your Teens Could Start This Summer

According to a May 6, 2011 press release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the teen unemployment rate in the U.S. is 24 percent. Summer jobs that many teens …

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4 Tips for Dorm-Based Businesses

These days, with the barriers to entering the business world lower than ever, countless companies are getting their start not in a boardroom but in the dorm rooms of their …

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Falling Home Prices Continue to Impact Small Business Owners

Despite what many perceive to be a recovery in the current housing market, more than 28 percent of U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages. Clearly, the catastrophic financial effects …

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Lemonade Day Teaches Youngsters About Entrepreneurship

This Sunday, on May 1, tens of thousands of kids across the country will set up lemonade stands as part of Lemonade Day, a nationwide event designed to teach business …

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How to Choose a Franchise to Purchase

If you want to run your own business but don’t want to go to the trouble of launching an idea from the ground up — or just don’t have an …

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Startup America Partnership Promotes Entrepreneurship

If you watched his Town Hall meeting last week on Facebook Live, you know that President Obama is supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in a very big way with his …

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How Small Businesses Benefit from the Sharing Economy

With spring cleaning in full swing, small business owners across the country are scratching their heads wondering how they accumulated so many printer cartridges or why they still have a …

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Free Resources for Minority-Owned Businesses

As a small business owner, it may be tough to compete with established businesses controlled by families with millions of dollars. But if you meet certain criteria, you may be …

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5 Small Businesses a Student Can Start Over Spring Break

Forget Fort Lauderdale and drunken debauchery. There’s a lot of money just waiting to be made in the world of small business, even for college students simply looking to make …

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How to Choose an Effective Domain Name for Your Small Business

The selection of a domain name for your company’s website — a process that can be more taxing than trying to name your company — is one of the most …

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Book Review: The Right-Brain Business Plan

Not all business plans are created equal.  In fact, many are just plain boring.  That’s why Jennifer Lee, a successful entrepreneur and right-brain thinker decided to explore the idea of …

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Which Business Organization Structure Is Right for You?

If you’re about to launch a business, or your business situation has recently changed, you may be questioning what sort of organization structure to choose. You can elect to classify …

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For This Teenpreneur, Running a Jewelry Business is a “Snap”

Maddie Bradshaw came up with the idea for Snap Caps and M3 Girl Designs when she was 10 years old. Now 15, Maddie teamed up with her mom and 11-year-old …

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Digital Media Guru Dishes on How to Start a Podcast Business

Gone are the days when the podcast community was marginalized as a digital repository of programming for people without adequate talent to break into mainstream radio or television broadcasting. Today, …

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