The Small Business Administration estimates that over half a million small and micro businesses are launched each year. At the same time, nearly as many close their doors for good. Experts agree that turning a great idea into a profitable reality begins with informed business owners. Capital One and Consumer Action advise potential business owners […]
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Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps –with links to resources–can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Step 1: Write a Business Plan This is a good way to answer all the question you might have about starting a particular […]
Learn from top experts on franchise financing issues for veterans during a VetFran Webinar on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. ET. “Franchise Finance for Veterans” will feature TD Bank Head of the Small Business Administration Richard Bradshaw, National Association of Development Companies President and CEO Beth Solomon, BoeFly Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Rozman […]
By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing […]
Here is a 15 point checklist for your small business startup: 1. Pick something you will love to do and work on every day. 2. Choose a company name. 3. File a trademark–easy to do with help from nolo.com or legalzoom.com. 4. Decide on your company’s legal structure. 5. File for incorporated status is this […]
Once you have a profile of your customers in terms of age, gender, income level, geographic area and interests, focus your time, energy and resources on those who are, or may be, your best customers. It is important to do this because you have limited resources and cannot be all things to all people. Business […]
Thinking of starting your own business this year, but don’t want to launch a business completely from scratch? Then consider a business opportunity often referred to as a turnkey business. With a business opportunity package you are purchasing a system of doing business that often comes with an instructional manual or a video. There are […]
This week for our Startup Saturday series, we present a checklist of 50 things to do to start a small business. Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services. Some businesses thrive; many fail. The more you know about starting a business, the more power […]
In Renegades Write The Rules: How the Digital Royalty Use Social Media to Innovate (Wiley, $26.95) author Amy Jo Martin, founder and CEO of social media agency, Digital Royalty and Digital Royalty University, reveals the innovative strategies behind the social media success of today’s top celebrities and brands, and how to follow their lead in […]
We’ve got 500 ideas to help you cash-in at home – from print and online sales to running your own m-commerce storefront.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual event—America’s Small Business Summit— empowers you to make a big impact. By uniting with small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across the country you will have the opportunity to learn, network, and discuss common legislative and management concerns. The event will allow you to access the experience and […]