Starting a Business? Don’t Forget About Your Employees!


Your new business venture can feel awfully lonely and empty if you don’t staff it with the right team members. Unless you have a business idea that can be solely run by yourself and the help of freelancers, you are going to need some employees. In fact, if you haven’t already gathered some interest from internet and local job listings, then you’re going a bit too fast with your new startup and you need to slow down before you crash and burn.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017


2016 was an eventful year to say the least. The presidential election in the U.S. brought in a new leader in Washington and with him a very different approach to government policy and business regulation. Donald Trump has already started to make his presence felt in the first week. If that is any indication 2017 will be an eventful year for small businesses for sure.

As a small business owner it behooves you keep an eye on the trends that will impact your business. Not only will it help you avoid getting into trouble, but also position your business for the future growth. So what trends do we expect to see in 2017? Here are the top 10 from my viewpoint.

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4 Tips for Getting Your Startup’s Prototype off the Ground


Whether you already have a thriving startup or have just been inspired by the most recent episode of the hit show Shark Tank, many people today are interested in making a prototype. Easy access to the internet, modern technology and training means that there really is a market out there for even niche products — and innovators are ready to fulfill that demand. But the logistics needed to actually manufacture a prototype — not to mention the strategy needed to do so properly — are still not always easy.

But have no fear. By following a few basic tips, you can be sure to start turning your idea into reality.

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4 Tips to Make Your Home Craft Business a Great Success


There are a lot of interesting crafts that can be turned into a home business. You can start with an idea you actually love and develop unique, beautiful products that customers are willing to buy. There have been plenty of successful businesses built around home crafts and creative art too.

Turning a hobby and a craft into a business is actually easier than you think. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at how you can take the crafts and creative projects you love so much, make them into a business, and then take that business to success. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Your Guide to Success in Small Business after Losing Job


It can be quite daunting when you first leave the world of work behind to set up on your own, and even more intimidating if this is your first time dipping your toe into running a business. Not everyone’s cut out to make millions. In fact lots of new businesses, and start-ups fold within five years. Still, there are a few key things you can do to give yourself the very best chance at success before the ink on your company logo’s even dry.

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3 Solid Tips to Write a Successful Business Plan


Both successful businesspersons and inexperienced MBA students need to know how to create a well-organized business plan. This document is supposed to demonstrate the current condition of the definite firm and its future possibilities. The main idea of an academic business plan is to make your enterprise logically and professionally. It should contain the methods and strategies that will be utilized for the development of your company. In addition, this document requires broad knowledge about the financial condition of the market whereas your firm exists within the other companies that can offer the same goods and services. Your task is to brainstorm the best way to compete with them and win. So, how a good business plan should be made?

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4 Tips to Start a Successful Auto Parts Delivery Service


If done successfully, a delivery business specializing in car parts can be extremely profitable. It is often considered a simple business venture due to the relatively low cost it requires to start. Many people jump straight in to begin their own auto parts delivery service without doing proper research or taking the appropriate steps to provide the best chance of long-term success.

However, if you take time to implement the proper steps into starting this type of business, you’re sure to achieve substantial success within the auto parts industry. Check out the below top tips for what you should do to initially start up.

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5 Questions You Must Answer Before Starting a Small Business


There are many reasons people decide to start a new business. They could be looking for a new career following redundancy. They may have finally built up the courage to put themselves out there and embark on a new venture. They could even have started a business to find a way out of unemployment.

Whatever your reasons, it is important to know that starting a new business will not be easy, but you can guarantee all the hard work and effort will be worth it once your company starts to make a profit. To help you on the road to success, we are offering some questions for you to read to ensure you achieve your goals.

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Short Essay: How to Start a Small Business


Becoming an entrepreneur is a worthwhile endeavor. The desire to start your own small business is both admirable and terrifying simultaneously. If you don’t know what you are getting yourself into, you could be looking at a lot of disappointment in the future. However, if you are willing to take the risks and steps necessary to learn how to start a small business, there is the potential for great personal satisfaction.

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4 Step Action Plan to Start a Business after Setback

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Many people dread going back to work after they have suffered an injury. They may have received compensation, but they may not be able to go back to their old job due to injury. Starting your own business with the compensation received may seem like an attractive idea for many. While this is certainly possible, you do need to be careful and do your research before jumping n with both feet. There are number of steps you need to take care of before you can open the door for business. The 4-step action plan described below will help you alleviate some of the jitters associated with starting a business.

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