You’ve researched the marketplace for a small business niche you want to capitalize on and you are ready to plan your launch. A business startup checklist can help you accomplish a lot of the startup nitty-gritty in an organized and efficient way. If you follow a business startup checklist, you will have an easier time […]
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As part of an ongoing strategy to foster entrepreneurism, Purdue innovators now have access to a Purdue Startup Guide that provides information on how to protect and commercialize an invention. The 36-page Purdue Startup Guide online publication is a collaboration among the Purdue Foundry and Office of Technology Commercialization. “Purdue innovations can be found in […]
By Victoria Treyger, Kabbage Everyone has great dreams of working for themselves but there are important startup steps to launching a business that you need to know in order to move your dreams to reality. Owning your own business means a lot of things, including freedom and flexibility. But starting your own business also means […]
This is a great weekend to set your small business goals for the year. What do you want to accomplish? How will you get there? Is there a way you can measure your strides? You can use the SMART method to create actionable goals. SMART is a mnemonic used by life coaches, motivators, HR departments, […]
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The value of mentors: they want to help you get to the top. You can find a mentor in your industry by visiting SCORE.org. By Brian Tracy Benjamin Franklin once said, “there are two ways to acquire wisdom; you can either buy it or borrow it.” By buying it, you pay full price in terms […]
You can start your own embroidery business even if you have no experience and can’t draw a straight line. EmbroidMe will help you launch and grow: EmbroidMe 2121 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-640-7367 www.embroidme.com Key Personnel: Ray Titus, CEO Mark Johnson, President Tony Foley, International Director Ty Thomas, Vice President / Sales […]
Aaron Levant, age 30, was a high school dropout when he started AGENDA at the age of 19. Over the last 10 years, Aaron has grown the trade show into one of the biggest and most influential action sports and streetwear trade shows in the nation—and is credited with putting competitors, like Action Sports Retailer (ASR), out […]
Have you thought about exporting but think it’s too vast and overwhelming of a topic? Exporting can enable small businesses to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations. If you’re ready to explore exporting, Export Assistance Centers, located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, can help. […]
Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy put together these seven questions for leaders in their book, “Now, Build A Great Business,” AMACOM, writing that it is in difficult markets that the most successful companies invest more, not less, in seven key practices. These seven principles for sustainable business success are posed as questions that you must […]
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 […]
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 […]