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3 Ways to Save When Registering Your Trademark

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How to Create a Winning Business Idea – Part 2 of 2

In the previous blog, we summarized ways to create a winning business idea. In this blog, we will overview several ways that author and entrepreneur Alan Hall explains can help you take your idea further through the process of successful … Continue reading

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How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Raising money for a new business is always a challenge. Most people don’t invest enough time or energy to prepare themselves to secure financing, which is why so many owners default to bootstrapping their operations. If you are looking to … Continue reading

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Best Sources for Funding Your Business

How you finance your business may decide the fate of your venture. Financing is a huge aspect of any business and knowing all the possible sources is another. Having the right knowledge can help you make the right decision for … Continue reading

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Making Good Decisions During Tough Economic Times

No business can stand immune to the changes in economic situations. What you can be prepared for, is the risk changing times come with. That is when your network of friends and colleagues can help you create a cushion from … Continue reading

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Lean Startups: Because Bigger Isn’t Always Better

As a start-up, a business doesn’t need to pull out all of the stops—at times, less can be more. The concept of ‘go big or go home’ doesn’t necessarily apply to new ventures. Sometimes, an entrepreneur doesn’t want to go … Continue reading

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Setting Boundaries When Friends and Family Invest in Your Business

We’ve all heard the popular phrase ‘don’t mix business with pleasure.’ The same concept can sometimes be applied to situations where an entrepreneur seeks start-up funding from friends and family—or anyone within a close personal network. It’s easy to make … Continue reading

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Inside the JOBS Act of 2012: Crowdfunding for Start-ups

Earlier this year, legislation was approved to make it easier for small companies to raise money. The JOBS Act, which officially stands for Jumpstart Our Business Startups, and was voted into approval by the Senate in March 2012 and signed … Continue reading

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Startup Businesses: Knowing Your Numbers (what’s most important)

When starting a business, an important part of the planning process is to know your numbers—and by numbers, that means your general financial forecast. But what numbers are important? Should you be breaking down quarterly sales and projecting revenues five … Continue reading

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Startup Businesses: Get Your Finances in Order (in five easy steps)

Examining numbers and finances may be one of the least glamorous aspects of starting a business — but they are definitely one of the most important! Startup companies need to be organized, diligent and honest when creating data for their … Continue reading

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