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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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Business Plan Mistakes (avoid certain pitfalls that may occur)

Writing a business plan is no easy task. It forces you to analyze your business from the inside out and to really think about the need in the industry, what makes this business unique in the market, and most importantly, … Continue reading

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Making Your Business Plan Stand Out (by finding a niche)

When it comes to starting a new business, an entrepreneur is probably most excited about the idea or the new market potential of a service/product — and less excited about actually writing a great business plan. But if you’re able … Continue reading

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Types of Business Plans (identify which works best for you!)

A business plan is not a one-size-fits-all document. Gone are the days of filling in a template by industry or writing a 50-page manuscript. Your business plan should reflect your business at its core: what makes it special/unique and should … Continue reading

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Business Plan Basics: Why you need one & how to get started

To most start-up owners and entrepreneurs, the words ‘business plan’ can leave you feeling anxious – whether you’re a technical or a creative-based business. Not only is the process of writing a business plan time-consuming, it also forces start-ups to … Continue reading

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