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Persistence Is Key

How Persistence Won Me The Business Grants I Needed

by Allison Berliner

"Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, we took the $1,000 check. The only problem was that we needed more: We’d already committed $2,000 to local boutiques." Read more »

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4 Accounting Practices You Don't Want to Screw Up

4 Accounting Practices You Don’t Want to Screw Up

by Lisa Furgison

Put plainly, there are certain accounting practices you don't want to screw up. If you don't get your finances in order, you could find yourself in trouble down the road. Read more »

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Always follow up with your customer after a purchase.

6 Tips For A Killer E-Commerce Site

by Lisa Furgison

Looking to cash in online? Check out these tips for a successful e-commerce site. Read more »

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Do You Have a Hobby or a Business?

Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

by Scott Scharf

Are you are living your hobby or running a business? It's your decision, but there are seven steps you need to take if you are serious about your business. Read more »

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The Time Is Now

How I Set My Pitch Apart and Won a Pitch Competition

by Allison Berliner

The competition itself forced us to move from the business planning stage to the real world, and in the process we learned what makes for a compelling pitch. Read more »

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What's in a name? 4 tips for naming your new business

What’s in a Name? 4 Tips to Name Your New Business

by Lisa Furgison

Trying to come up with a catchy business name? Check out our advice first. Read more »

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9 Ways a Lawyer Can Help Your Startup

9 Unexpected Ways a Lawyer Can Help Your Startup

by Scott Gerber

We asked nine company founders what unexpected things they found themselves needing lawyers for in the early stages of their startups. Here's what they had to say. Read more »

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Anna White started an Etsy business and failed for  months before getting steady sales.

4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Store

by Lisa Furgison

Thinking about starting an Etsy business? Anna White reflects on why her first Etsy business failed miserably, and what she changed to make it better. Read more »

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What The Accelerator Experience Did For My Company

How the Accelerator Experience Improved My Startup

by Ely Greenberg

Now that I'm nearly done with the accelerator experience, I'm not burnt-out—I'm more eager than ever to be successful. Here's how accelerators keep you at the top of your game. Read more »

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Find Your Best Path to Start

by Tim Berry

Know what it takes to start a business. Some businesses are easier to start than others. Here’s how to understand the differences. I’ve spent many years as an entrepreneur and working with entrepreneurs. I understand and sympathize with the urge to create something, to build your own and make it work. This is a fabulous... Read more »