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Entrepreneurial guru, Michael Gerber says, “Process makes the ordinary business, extraordinary.” There’s no doubt that process can help create a sustainable, scalable business — one that can have value without the founder’s involvement. Yet many entrepreneurs
One of the most important things to consider as you refine the idea for your new business is your startup’s value proposition.  Think about what makes your idea special. Consider why anyone should buy your product, or visit your website, or eat at your restaurant, or hire you as a
Are you thinking of starting your own business? You’re not alone--more than half of U.S. adults have seriously considered becoming entrepreneurs, says a study by 1&1 Internet. Why do people want to start their own businesses? The wish to be their own boss rules nearly one-fourth of
Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me, “How should I decide on the idea for my new business?” If you are wondering the same thing, I encourage you to start by thinking about what you really love to do. If your business idea is something you're passionate about and something you know
Are you considering starting your own business and wondering if you have what it takes? Try comparing yourself to successful small business owners in a recent survey by Deluxe Corp., conducted to find out what attributes entrepreneurs have in common. Here’s what Deluxe found: Small
I can already hear you groaning - “Working with relatives? I’d rather save the familial drama and handle everything by myself.” Unfortunately you may not be able to juggle all the responsibilities of a new business single-handedly. Launching a business, getting new customers,
Turning Art into a Business Steve Strauss, founder of, gives tips to artists looking to enter the business world.
The First Question To Ask In Successfully Commercializing A New Product Every year new successful products hit the market and we commonly see and know about those successful products.  While these successful few are the result of effort and focus, these products and many failed products all started with good ideas.  As a product innovator, you may believe
How to Really Start Your Own Business eBook A workbook from The Company Corporation and SCORE that helps detail all the steps necessary to successfully start your own small business.
Simple Steps for Starting or Growing Your Business Workbooks Learn the fundamentals of starting or growing a business with our free Simple Steps workbooks.

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