Starting a Business

Should I Quit My Job to Start My Own Business? 9 Questions You Need to Ask

Deciding when the time is right to start a business is a huge challenge. How do you know when to take the plunge? Should you go all in, all at once—or take it more slowly? Here's how to decide.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

If you're seeking funding for your restaurant, you'll need a formal business plan. However, if it's your first time writing a restaurant business plan, it's easy to make mistakes—so here are the pitfalls to avoid.

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Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

A growth forecast works for investors when it’s built on realistic assumptions, laid out transparently. The problem? Most forecasts are unrealistic, overly optimistic, and built without real basis. Here's how to fix that.

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Serving Up Savings: Tax Tips for Food Truck Owners

While the bar to entry for starting a food truck business is fairly low, there are lots of federal, state, and local tax rules that apply. Here's how to navigate your tax obligations—and save your hard-earned cash.

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5 Mistakes I Made When Starting My Business (So You Don’t Have To)

The mistakes you make while starting your business can be both annoying and costly. Learn what pitfalls to avoid from one successful entrepreneur who has been there before.

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14 Defining Traits That Could Make or Break Your Success As an Entrepreneur

What traits are key to success in entrepreneurship? These entrepreneurs share the most important characteristics that have contributed to their business success.

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Don’t Want to Plan? Just Do a Sales Forecast

Not interested in writing a business plan? Do a sales forecast instead. With regular review, a sales forecast will prove an invaluable tool to help you manage and grow your business easily.

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What Traits Should You Look for in Your Startup’s First Employees?

When you hire for your startup, you aren’t just bringing on an employee—you’re bringing on a partner, coworker, and a piece of the foundation on which you're building your business. Here's how to get it right.

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