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Should You Start a Spinoff Business? Sometimes the best new business ideas are right under your nose. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, once you’ve got your current business at a comfortable (and profitable) level, you’ll be itching to start something new. If you’ve already added a product or service to your... View
Become a Mobile Marketing Master The smartphone is changing how consumers make buying decisions. With just a few taps, you can find a contractor, schedule an appointment, or make a purchase and have it shipped to your house. Mobile commerce is so quick and easy that eMarketer™ predicts that more than 77 percent... View
Planet Entrepreneur Steve Strauss looks at the trend that is dominating the world, Entrepreneurship. View
Why Some Businesses Can’t Generate New Ideas Today’s business world is highly competitive and changing all the time. And for business owners, that means new ideas for adapting to change and beating the competition are essential to success.  View
Get Your Website Ready for the Holiday Shopping Season The holiday season is upon us and with it the frenzy and joy of holiday profits. According to eMarketer, U.S. retail ecommerce sales will grow more than 15 percent this year to $61.8 billion, up from $53.7 billion in the 2012 holiday season and $46.6 billion in the 2011 holiday season. Are you... View
What Will It Cost To Start My Business? Startup Expenses Template Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. This startup expenses worksheet will lead you... View
Cash Flow: The New Financial Reality As a retailer, what is more important to you, profits or cash flow? The initial response from most merchants posed that question is: “Profits, of course!” View
Do-It-Yourself Checklist to Incorporate Your Business A step-by-step checklist to incorporate your business—yourself  Below, you’ll find a simple checklist with step-by-step instructions to help explain how to incorporate your business—yourself. Take a look: View
Initial Requirements after Forming Your Corporation or LLC After you’ve filed formation documents to create your business (i.e. Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization) and have gotten your paperwork back from the state, you’re ready to open your doors, right? Now what?  View
Checklist: How to Incorporate a Sole Proprietorship One of the most common business structures used to start a business is the sole proprietorship. But sole proprietorships/Doing Business As (DBAs) aren’t popular because they’re essential or even helpful—it’s because they’re simple to form. There’s no formal... View