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10 eBooks You Need to Read Before Crowdfunding

by Alesia Hsiao

Reading this list of books should give you nearly everything you need to know about crowdfunding. I believe that you’ll have a massive advantage over your competitors by following these tips and tricks. Read more »

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34 Educational Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by Lisa Furgison

When you’re ready to launch a startup, the name of the game is research. Here is our list of 34 great educational resources for startups to get you started. Read more »

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Your Small Business News Roundup

by Michael Hiligenstein

Grab some coffee, kick back, and catch up on the latest in small business. Read more »

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Want to Grow Your Business? Here Are 8 Creative Ways to Get More Customers

by Briana Morgaine

You’re eager to expand and grow your business. But, growing your customer base is easier said than done. How do you get more customers for your business? Read more »

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Practical Market Research Resources for Entrepreneurs

by Tim Berry

Are you starting a business? One of the first things you'll need to do is market research. Here are a few top resources to get you going. Read more »

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How and Where to Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

by Angelique O'Rourke

Everyone has to deal with the nitty-gritty details of starting a business; no matter your industry, getting started safely and legally involves at least a little red tape. Read more »

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Tired of Bland, Boring Facebook Ads? How to Create an Engaging Facebook Ad Campaign

by Cidnee Stephen

Facebook ads are challenging for marketers. You're not only competing with other ads for attention—you're competing with a user's entire newsfeed. Read more »

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Cash Flow 101: Building a Cash Flow Statement

by Anna Eschenburg

To stay on top of things, many business owners—or at least their accountants—produce cash flow statements at monthly, quarterly, or even yearly intervals. Here's how to do it. Read more »

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Grab some coffee, kick back, and catch up on the latest about small business.

Your Small Business News Roundup

by Michael Hiligenstein

Grab some coffee, kick back and catch up on the latest about small business. Read more »

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20 Business Laws Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2015

by Lisa Furgison

To make your life a little easier, we’ve scoured a number of government websites and compiled a list of laws and regulations that affect every business. Read more »

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businessintheUK

A Guide to Funding a Business in the U.K.

by Emily Trant

Different organizations and companies will always have their own specific financial demands and pressures to contend with, but for the most part, the key to success is retaining a healthy degree of financial flexibility wherever possible. With that in mind, in this guide we will be looking at the potential routes to finance open to businesses based in the U.K. Read more »

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One Little Ice Cream Cart That’s About to Have Big Growth

by Anthony St. Clair

Since its founding in 2010, Red Wagon Creamery has made significant leaps with its from-scratch, local-ingredient, artisanal ice cream. Beginning as a small red cart in Eugene, Oregon, today Red Wagon Creamery has a downtown storefront, local retail distribution, and online ordering. Read more »

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Are You Wasting Your Marketing Budget?

by Cidnee Stephen

Get essential tips on making the most of your marketing budget. You'll learn how to stretch a thin budget and get the marketing results you're looking for. Read more »

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Episode 8: Charlie’s Bcast Email, Startup Incubators, and 10 Reasons Why Startups Fail | The Bcast

by Jonathan Michael

This week we get an email from one of our listeners, Peter and Jonathan discuss startup incubators, and our guest Caroline talks to us about the "F" word and 10 reasons why startups fail. Read more »

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Create a Business with Your Art (Q&A with Ann Rea)

by Jonathan Michael

We had the privilege of hosting a one-hour Q&A session with Ann Rea, a successful artist and entrepreneur who is devoted to destroying the myth of the "starving artist." Our audience members submitted so many great questions that had to do with how to turn a creative passion into a profitable business. Read more »

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How Much Funding Should You Raise?

by Tallat Mahmood

The only reason you should raise more money than is needed is if you get it on terms that sit within your pre-defined parameters, and it is a deal that you would have been happy to do at the outset. Then, the only other thing you need to do is curb your enthusiasm to spend, spend, spend, and be sure to enforce the lean practices you started with. Read more »

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a SWOT Analysis (FREE EBOOK)

by Candice Landau

A key reason to create a SWOT Analysis is to help you develop a strong business strategy. Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as the threats and opportunities you face in the marketplace, can really give you a lead on your competitors. Ultimately, the SWOT Analysis is an informative, easy to conduct exercise, and can be done at any stage of your business—whether starting or managing. Read more »

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Multiple Hats, Valuable Insights: What I Learned About Business Through Blue-Collar Work

by Robert Conrad

Being a 30-something, middle-class American citizen, it almost goes without saying that I’ve worked in numerous capacities. Examples of jobs I held down include a casual dine-in restaurant, a convenience store, and more recently, a collaborative office space. It wasn’t until much later that I learned how much each location impacted me and what could potentially be improved to increase productivity. Read more »

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Free Webinar: Why Your Business (and Personal) Credit Matters

by Jonathan Michael

Did you know that there's a difference between personal credit and business credit? Both can help you become eligible for funding, but business credit can help you gain capital and save money for your business. Read more »

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Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business

by Briana Morgaine

If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. While the way you choose to register your business will impact the choices you have when it comes to picking what to name your new business, sometimes you may need a little help with the initial brainstorming. Read more »