Starting a Business

Crowdspring eBook

Crowdspring’s Free New Ebook: Advice for Starting a New Business

Our friends at crowdspring teamed up with Swyft Filings and Trademark Engine to bring Bplans' readers a free, 95-page eBook filled with actionable insights and advice, based on their collective decades in business. 


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How to Start a Successful Photography Business

As camera gear has become more affordable and consumer-friendly, and almost every smartphone now features a great camera, everyone’s a photographer. But, that doesn’t mean you should toss your dreams of owning a photography business aside. It just means you may have to work a little harder to set yourself apart from the flock of amateur shooters. To help you find your photography foothold, we asked three professional photographers who started their own businesses to share their tips for success.


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How to Pick the Right Attorney for Your Startup

Picking the right attorney in your startup is as important as picking the right business partner. You can’t underestimate the importance of selecting an attorney who “gets” your business model, your market opportunity, and most importantly, your fundraising and exit strategy.


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4 Essential Hires If You’re Starting a Business in 2020

If you're getting ready to start your business, it's a good time to start planning for the 4 essential hires that bring the expertise to help you grow.


becoming a travel agent

How to Become a Travel Agent: Starting Your Business

If you love travel and enjoy the planning process, you might consider becoming a travel agent and starting a travel agency.


how to form a corporation

How to Form a Corporation

Starting a business and wondering how to form a corporation? If you’ve decided to incorporate as a C corp, S corp, or B corp, here's what to do.


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How to Start a Catering Business

Wondering how to start a catering business? The catering industry is thriving, and this step-by-step guide will help you get started as a caterer.


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A Guide to Early Fundraising for New Businesses

Whether you’re a private company looking for funding, or a growth-stage company looking to be listed on a public exchange, early investment is critical.


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