Opening or buying a dog kennel or pet boarding business can be rewarding far beyond the potential profits. Here's how to determine if it's a smart business move for you.

Starting a Business

Are You Cut Out to Run a Kennel or Pet Boarding Business?

Opening or buying a dog kennel or pet boarding business can be rewarding far beyond the potential profits. Here's how to determine if it's a smart business move for you.

By Bruce Hakutizwi |

How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Video for Your Startup

Crowdfunding can be an effective way for startups and entrepreneurs to raise funds and to test the market for new ideas, but there are a few secrets to organizing a successful crowdfunding campaign to keep in mind. Here's how to create a crowdfunding video that will help better the chances of reaching your crowdfunding goals.

By Emily Ludolf |

How to Write a Business Plan for a Fix-n-Flip Real Estate Company

If you’re thinking about starting a business that buys up homes, fixes them up and then re-sells them at a profit, the first step is to write a business plan. This guide will walk you through the steps of how to write a full business plan for your real estate company.

By Sarah Hovet |

5 Pieces of Bad Advice That All Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

Starting a new business is always daunting. There are just so many balls to juggle. But, not all the advice that you hear or read is good advice to follow as you start a business. Here are 5 pieces of advice given to new entrepreneurs that you should definitely avoid.

By Henry Cazalet |

7 Must-Dos Before Starting a Company

You’ll make mistakes when starting a company, no matter how many articles and books you read, but you’ll make fewer of them if you learn from those who came before you. Here are seven key things to do before starting a business.

By Andrew Deen |

How Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) Can Help Your Business

Starting a new small business? Looking for some professional consulting to help you think through your business plan or your strategies for growth? Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help. Here are the services SBDCs offer, and how to find one near you.

By Sarah Hovet |

How to Do Market Research

Market research sounds like a complex process—but it’s actually very simple, and incredibly important for your business. We'll show you how to do it.

By Noah Parsons |

Everything You Need to Know Before Filing a Patent in the United States

The U.S. has one of the oldest, strongest, and most mature intellectual property systems for obtaining a patent. However, navigating this system can be challenging. So before you start your patent application, make sure you know what you’re getting into.

By Kanika Sharma |

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Opening or buying a dog kennel or pet boarding business can be rewarding far beyond the potential profits. Here's how to determine if it's a smart business move for you.