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entrepreneur exploring the legal requirements necessary to start a business

13 Critical Small Business Legal Requirements to Start a Business

By Karoki Githure

Looking to start a business? Have you completed all of the legal requirements? Here are 13 critical legal requirements you need to know. Read more »

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business owner sitting in front of computer trying to optimize his website to engage investors and get funding.

5 Steps to Optimize Your Website to Attract Investors

By Mikel Bruce

Your website is often the first impression of your business, even for investors. Focus on these five things to ensure you connect with them. Read more »

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small business owner who applied for a loan and had it rejected. Currently checking financial statements to try and reapply successfully.

9 Steps to Handle Business Loan Rejection

By Tim Berry

Did your lender reject your loan application? You’re not alone. Here are the nine steps to take to successfully reapply and get funding. Read more »

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Female entrepreneur working on her business plan in her office. Attempting to decide if a single use or ongoing standing plan makes more sense.

6 Differences Between Single-Use and Standing Plans Explained

By Karoki Githure

What is the difference between single use plans and standing plans? Read on to find out when to use each business plan option. Read more »

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entrepreneur working on laptop in office thinking through the need to write a business plan

9 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan and Why It’s Worth It

By Chris Starkhagen

Do you really need a business plan to start a business? Read on for nine reasons why writing a business plan is worth your time. Read more »

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male and female pottery business owners going through inventory and consulting their internal business plan

8 Steps to Write a Useful Internal Business Plan

By Noah Parsons

Learn how to write an internal business plan that you can use as an effective management tool to guide business growth. Read more »

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Older female entrepreneur in her shop working on her business plan from a laptop

15 Ways to Use and Get Incredible Value From a Business Plan

By Tim Berry

Learn about the many ways you can use your business plan to successfully start, manage, grow, and fund your business. Read more »

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young solopreneur working on woodworking project for his small business.

What is a Solopreneur? 6 Key Differences From Entrepreneurs

By Karoki Githure

Want to start a business on your own? Learn what it means to be a solopreneur, how it differs from entrepreneurship, and which route to take. Read more »

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Young female entrepreneur exploring her business idea to see if she can start a business with no money.

7 Steps to Successfully Start a Business With No Money

By Karoki Githure

Is it possible to start a business with no money? Check out this proven process to get your business off the ground without spending a dime. Read more »

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two security professional checking servers for backup

5 Critical Reasons Data Backup is Vital for Your Business

By David Glantz

Learn what data backup methods you can use and why backing up your data is vital for keeping your business secure and poised for growth. Read more »

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Woman shaking hiring managers hand after successfully completing an interview

6 Effective Strategies to Reduce Recruitment Costs and Hire the Right People

By Hazel Raoult

Recruiting is challenging. You need to find the right person without breaking the bank. Check out 6 strategies to reduce recruitment costs. Read more »

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What's the difference between a business plan, strategic plan, and operational plan? Learn the value of each and how to use them together.

Business Plan Vs Strategic Plan Vs Operational Plan—Differences Explained

By Noah Parsons

What's the difference between a business plan, strategic plan, and operational plan? Learn the value of each and how to use them together. Read more »

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Thinking of starting a business with a friend? Consider these pros, cons, and questions to ask before your friend becomes a business partner.

Should You Start a Business With Friends? Dos and Don’ts Explained

By Karoki Githure

Thinking of starting a business with a friend? Consider these pros, cons, and questions to ask before your friend becomes a business partner. Read more »

managing
Managing business risk doesn't require an accounting expert. Learn how to measure and leverage financial ratios to grow your business.

5 Financial Ratios Used To Measure Business Risk and How To Use Them

By Kiara Taylor

Managing business risk doesn't require an accounting expert. Learn how to measure and leverage financial ratios to grow your business. Read more »

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Yes, it is really possible to write a business plan in one day. Learn about the six steps you'll need to take to successfully write your plan.

How to Write a Business Plan in One Day [2022 Guide]

By Noah Parsons

Yes, it is really possible to write a business plan in one day. Learn about the six steps you'll need to take to successfully write your plan. Read more »

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What does it take to write a good business plan? Read on for 10 characteristics to keep in mind that will ensure your plan is viable.

10 Qualities of a Good Business Plan Explained

By Eleanor Hecks

What does it take to write a good business plan? Read on for 10 characteristics to keep in mind that will ensure your plan is viable. Read more »

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As you begin to bring your team back to the office, or adopt a hybrid model, be sure to keep these 4 security best practices in mind.

4 Security Best Practices to Implement for Your Business in 2022

By Jesse Relkin

As you begin to bring your team back to the office, or adopt a hybrid model, be sure to keep these 4 security best practices in mind. Read more »

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Learn how to prepare your business to attract funding and financing through these key non-traditional methods.

8 Non-Traditional Ways to Attract Financing and Resources for Your Business in 2022

By Nahla Davies

Learn how to prepare your business to attract funding and financing through these key non-traditional methods. Read more »

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Learn how to write a business plan and ensure you include everything to successfully start your online fitness and training business.

How to Create an Online Fitness Business Plan

By Jessica Armstrong

Learn how to write a business plan and ensure you include everything to successfully start your online fitness and training business. Read more »

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Learn why a traditional 5-year business plan is often a waste of time and how to use a Lean Plan to establish your long-term vision. 

How to Write a Five-Year Business Plan [2022 Guide]

By Noah Parsons

Learn why a traditional 5-year business plan is often a waste of time and how to use a Lean Plan to establish your long-term vision.  Read more »