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5 Hurdles that Stop Entrepreneurs from Starting a Small Business and How to Overcome Them

Running a business properly starts before you ever open your doors. Knowing the anxieties of starting a business and how to confront them can help you get the confidence you need to find success and not be one of those famous “9 in 10” business who fail. Here’s a few of the most common reasons would-be entrepreneurs fail to launch: (more…)

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5 Ways to Ease Yourself Away from Vacation and Back into Business

Summer is coming to a close, which means that people are trekking away from the beach and back to their jobs. The fall season can be an especially hectic time for business owners, with Black Friday and the holidays lurking on the horizon. Getting back to the grind (and, let’s be honest, just facing reality) can be difficult after any length of vacation. Luckily, we have a few tips to help get your head out of the sand. (more…)

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How to Deal with Isolation as a Freelancer

Becoming a freelancer and going out on your own can happen in a number of ways. Sometimes planned, and  sometimes not- either way can be daunting.

The first time I was self-employed was pretty easy, about a third of my day was out and about meeting with suppliers, moving products around and talking with clients. It was later on when I was providing a service as a Digital Marketing Consultant that I noticed a difference, but is was not straight away. (more…)

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5 Tips For Managing Your Own Non-Profit Start-Up

Starting a non-profit requires much more than a passionate team. These organizations fail almost as often as for-profit companies, and that is why it is so important for managers to know exactly what they are getting themselves into. When it comes to managing a non-profit you have to make sure that you are prepared for anything. Here are five tips you can use to ensure your non-profit remains successful for years to come. (more…)

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Tips To Build A Lucrative Niche Website For Profitable Business

Well, money doesn’t grow on trees, but it can on niche websites!

Niche websites can turn out to be a profitable business if everything is correctly. However, this undoubtedly takes a lot of time. You need to nurture it like a child, from design to content, everything is to be carefully chosen and strategized.

Here are six effective tips to help you make your niche website a success: (more…)

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Surety Bonds 101

The business world today is becoming increasingly risky and unpredictable. Therefore, if you are a business owner, you need to be more careful about the deals and contracts you get involved in. While it is not possible to completely eliminate the element of risk, there are steps you can take to mitigate it. Having a surety bond is one of the best ways of protecting yourself when it comes to contracts and agreements. (more…)

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Experts Weigh In: You just started your business, what’s next?

Starting a business is a huge process; it doesn’t happen overnight. Once you’ve incorporated, what comes next? We asked our small business experts what they did just before or after they opened their doors. Here’s what they had to say…

“When you start a business you need to get your legal docs (operating agreement or articles of incorporation) and accounting systems set up first. 

Once your business foundation is set up you need to focus on your product or service so you can provide customers with value that they will pay for. 

Finally, and most importantly, you need to focus on sales and marketing. Unless you can sell your product or service then you don’t have a business! 

It’s all vitally important, but if you don’t generate sales and revenue then the rest of it doesn’t matter.” –Nick Braun, Pet Insurance Quotes (more…)

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Three Reasons To Have A Third Party Registered Agent

Registered Agents are imperative for your business. The most common reason for this is that all entities doing business must register to do business within a state. And these states may also require having a Registered Agent within that state to complete the valid registration. It is clearly required by law for most states but, most first-time business owners don’t know the answers to what exactly a Registered Agent is and why shouldn’t they be their own? (more…)

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