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How to Choose a ROBS Provider

Deciding how you’ll finance your new small business or franchise can have a financial impact for years to come, and the importance of choosing the best funding partner can’t be overstated. An increasingly popular financing method for first-time small business owners is the Rollover for Business Start-ups (ROBS) arrangement. When learning how to choose a… Read more

Research, Starting A Business

How to Master Business Terminology

If you’re a first-time entrepreneur or are just beginning to think about starting a business, the world of business can seem rather intimidating. There’s so much to know, and often it seems like financial and business terminology sounds like a foreign language, especially if you’re new to the business world and don’t know the difference… Read more

Research, Starting A Business

How to Determine if Pursuing Your Passion Will Really Make the Money Follow

How to Determine if Pursuing Your Passion Will Really Make the Money Follow

Many people who want to start a business are determined to do something that they’re passionate about. There’s an old saying “Do what you love, and the money will follow” – but is this really true? How do you know when your passion-fueled business idea is really likely to succeed, and not just turn out… Read more

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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, 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

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Is it too Late to Start a Holiday Small Business?

Is it too Late to Start a Holiday Small Business?

The holiday shopping season is almost underway, and this is a busy time of year for small business owners who run seasonal businesses. Holiday retail sales are a major part of many small business owners’ annual revenues, but if you don’t already have an established business, you might be wondering if it’s too late to… Read more

Minority Businesses, Research, Starting A Business

3 Tips for Starting a Small Business With a Disability [Updated 2018]

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Updated March 23, 2018. People with disabilities often are underrepresented and underutilized in the workplace. They tend to experience higher rates of unemployment than the general population, even though many people with disabilities are able and eager to work. One solution for people with disabilities who are struggling to find the right job or the… Read more