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Business Plan, Starting A Business, Veteran Businesses

5 Small Business Tips for Veteran Startups

Starting a small business can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Fortunately, as a veteran, you have the diligence, determination and experience to run a successful small business. You don’t shy away from a challenge. However, it can be tricky to know how to start. If you’re looking to become an… Read more

Advertising, Branding Your Business, Business Plan, Marketing, SEO, Shipping, Small Business Tools, Starting A Business, Website Design

4 Things You Need to Know Before Setting Up an Online Store

More than half a million Americans start businesses every month. Some businesses succeed. Many fail. When the latter happens it isn’t necessarily for lack of startup capital. In many cases, business owners fail to do the research necessary to create a successful business. Educating yourself about your industry and doing strong foundational work for your… Read more

Business Plan, Starting A Business

When is it Time to Quit Your Job?

Many small business owners started their own businesses on the side while working at a full-time job – “moonpreneurs” are more common than ever, as people try to make extra money from a side business while still holding down a day job that pays their bills. However, in many of these business owners’ journeys, there… Read more

Business Plan, Starting A Business

The Startup Tips That Will Keep Your Business Going

Every business has its challenges. The ones who are able to overcome the challenges become the stuff of legend. For example, three years after starting, Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, used the company’s last $5,000 to win $32,000 at the casino. The win allowed FedEx to pay their employees that week until they signed… Read more

Business Plan, Research, Starting A Business

Starting a Business After 40, Part 3: Learning How to Market Yourself

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Finding and developing a niche in business is a great way to attract the kinds of people you want to work with, but don’t expect overnight success. You will need to work at positioning yourself as the go-to expert in your niche, as well as market your message in the right channels to reach your… Read more

Business Plan, Research, Starting A Business

Starting a Business After 40, Part 2: Getting Experience Within Your Niche

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In Part 1 of this series , we discussed identifying your niche to help you better serve your customers. By narrowing down the products or services you offer, or by whittling down the scope of who you serve, you can quickly become an expert in your niche. But if you don’t have a ton of experience… Read more

Business Plan, Research, Starting A Business

Starting a Business After 40, Part 1: Finding a Niche Within an Industry to Stand Out

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Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a three part series about starting a new business after 40. The biggest challenge business owners have is standing out against a sea of competitors. What makes your business unique? Why should customers buy from you rather than the guy down the street? Once you hit 40, it seems… Read more

Business Plan, Health & Beauty, Starting A Business

How to Successfully Open a Hair Salon

How to Successfully Open a Hair Salon

Months of planning and years of dreaming often precede opening a new salon, and the last thing you want to see is for it to fail or struggle right out of the gate. Here are six factors that can help you have the most successful salon launch possible. 6 Factors that Impact a Successful Salon… Read more

Business Plan, Starting A Business

6 Tips for Building a Business with Your Sister or Best Friend

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  6 Tips for Building a Business with Your Sister or Best Friend Starting a business with your sister – or a best friend who is like one – can seem like the perfect arrangement. Who else knows you better and wants to see you succeed more? Who else can be so brutally honest (admit… Read more

Business Plan, Research, Starting A Business

10 Tips for Starting a Small Business

10 Tips for Starting a Small Business

Each year millions of Americans choose small business ownership over traditional employment. Although advancements in technology have made the leap into entrepreneurship attractive, starting a business is not for the faint of heart. To assist new entrepreneurs, we put together 10 tips for starting a small business. Evaluation – Conduct a self-evaluation to determine if… Read more