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Experts Weigh In: What’s Your Best Advice For Entrepreneurs?

Happy National Entrepreneur Day! Here at MyCorp, we wanted to know what was the best piece of advice entrepreneurs could give their fellow small business owners. We got the chance to speak with 90+ entrepreneurs from all walks of life about the tips, tricks, and sage wisdom that they would impart onto anyone who is pursuing the entrepreneurial road — check out what they have to say below!

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Experts Weigh In: How Do You Show Thanks?

Thanks! Gracias! Grazie! Danke sehr! Merci beaucoup! However you say it, taking the time to pause and say thank you, or allow your actions to speak for you, is one of the most powerful things an entrepreneur can do for their business. Small business owners have a lot to be thankful for and we’re fascinated with how entrepreneurs express their gratitude. Some splurge on a big party for the team, others start meetings by complimenting team members who went above and beyond that week, and still others hand write a thank you for one and all.

This is how 54 entrepreneurs are showing their appreciation for clients, employees, partners, and customers just like you.

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19 Quotes from Buzzworthy Entrepreneurs That Will Motivate You to Start a Business

Believe it or not, it has been three years since we last posted an article full of quotes from entrepreneurs. Previously, we shared motivational quotes to inspire business owners and Pixar quotes with lessons that apply for small business. Now, we’re looking to the Founders and CEOs of some of 2016’s most innovative companies for startup pearls of wisdom. From Airbnb to Whisper, our alphabetical order list of 19 quotes are sure to encourage all entrepreneurs no matter what stage they’re in with their small business to keep pursuing their dreams. (And how did we settle on the number 19, anyway? We pulled it from today’s date — a happy coincidence.)

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On the MyCorp Bookshelf 4 Business Books We Recommend Reading This Fall

On the MyCorp Bookshelf: 4 Business Books We Recommend Reading This Fall

The return of autumn means it is back to business for entrepreneurs after a summer loaded with sunnin’, funnin’, and plenty of light beachy books. But while getting back into the groove may be pumped full of adrenaline in the beginning, it’s still easy to use a bit of steam along the way.

If you’re ready to recharge your business with words that inspire, check out the four books currently on the MyCorp bookshelf. From exploring the science behind what makes ideas popular to the replenishing nature of sleep cycles, these reads are just the material you, and your small business, needs to challenge yourself to light a fire within.

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How to Improve the Outcome of your Press Releases

To a great majority of people, especially those that are not business-oriented, a press release is nothing but a simple way to gain publicity. That might be true, but it is of great value to anyone looking to expand his business to greater heights.

Not every press release that reaches the media is published or aired. A good reporter believes in creating not just informative but also interesting and eye-catching stories. Therefore, if there is no story to your story, then your press release might be declined which won’t help your growing business.

To help grow and expand your small business, here are four techniques that you can use to improve the outcome of your press releases: (more…)

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West Virginia Is Leading The Charge For Young Entrepreneurs

Whenever most people think about start-ups and young entrepreneurs, their minds tend to  picture Silicon Valley or Silicon Beach. Though California is synonymous with up and coming businesses, it may not be for much longer.

Across the country, West Virginia passed legislation on March 12, 2016 that is breaking down the barriers of entry for young entrepreneurs.  Effective July 1, 2016, West Virginia House Bill 2897, also known as the Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act, will waive business filing fees for residents under the age of 30. Filing exemptions for non-profit and for-profit corporations as well as limited liability corporations are included in this bill. (more…)

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How to Turn Your Hobby Into A Business This Summer

Summer is the season to take the time to enjoy the beautiful weather. It’s also when the sun is out a little longer, allowing us more time to enjoy the hobbies we love. Be it knitting a sweater or organizing a softball game with friends, summertime is the best time to make, create and build on the things we love. For young entrepreneurs, it is also the best time to take those hobbies to the next level. There is nothing greater than creating a successful business doing the things you love, especially when you can start today. Below are some tips to spend the least amount of money while still making sure your new business is off to a successful start: (more…)

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Starting a Business Debt-free: Benefits of Using 401(k) Business Financing

When it comes to small business financing options, it’s usually traditional funding methods that come to mind: working capital loans, SBA loans, business lines of credit, etc. But did you know an alternative option exists that’s allowed thousands of entrepreneurs to launch businesses debt-free? It’s called a Rollover for Business Start-up (ROBS), and it enables you to leverage your own retirement assets to buy a business without having to pay any tax penalties or get a loan. (more…)

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Business Basics: State Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance, at its root, is pretty easy to understand – it’s just a program meant to protect workers that become involuntarily unemployed. But because it is run on a hybrid state-federal system, and is often calculated based on weird variables like experience ratings, the entire concept quickly becomes muddled. Most states also change rates and maximum taxable wages on a year-by-year basis, so what was paid last year may not be the same this year. Thankfully, as long as you learn a little bit about unemployment programs and stay on top of those annual changes, UI shouldn’t cause too many problems. (more…)

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