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Small Business Library: Ideas for Starting a Business

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nullI know the Internet is a go-to place to search for all kinds of info to start and run a small business, but sometimes you just want to have a book you can sit down and read. You want a permanent reference, something that has been vetted and edited and used by plenty […]

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A Great Resource for Starting an Online Business

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I recently came across a wonderful resource for anyone involved with or contemplating starting a small business. It is called MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. The background story is that the site tells the journey of a couple, Steve and Jennifer, who started an online business with the goal of making over $100K in their first year.
Steve and Jennifer […]

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Home Businesses Grow Up

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It used to be that having a home business meant that you sold something out of your garage or at flea markets, or maybe you had an office in your den where you sold insurance or did taxes. Times have changed, though. The SBA says there are now over 15 million home businesses in the […]

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Freelancing – For Many Its the Best Choice for Starting a Microbusiness

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If you are reading this you are probably a freelancer or want to be one. That is what most microbusinesses are and it is the best way for many people to start their own microbusiness. I’ve done freelancing for many years and love it, but it is a work style that might not be for […]

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Funding Your Business by Hitting Up Friends and Family

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Borrowing from friends and family is second most popular form of business funding after self-funding.
They know you, for better or worse, and will lend you money based on trust for you. They are easy to approach because you know them. They are also often likely to be okay with not being repaid right away or […]

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Buying a Franchise as a Startup Alternative

Why go through all the trouble of starting a microbusiness or buying someone else’s existing business when you can get a franchise? It is yet way to get your business dreams up and running. The model is simple. In return for paying certain fees you get:

A proven business model – avoid startup mistakes
Help, training and […]

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Eight Things to Consider When Choosing a Business

Once you’ve decided to take the plunge, the next step is to decide what kind of business you are going to have. There are thousands of choices. For some, the answer is simple, but others struggle to figure out what their startup is going to be. If you went through the lists I suggested in […]

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Set Your Startup Goals

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It is important to set some goals for starting your business. Think about things like:

What do you want to achieve?
How much money do you want to make?
Where to you want to work? Anywhere, at home in your pajamas? In your own office or store? On Main street or the beach?
How much and long do you want […]

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