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These Funding and Business Assistance Programs Are Helping Felons Restart Their Lives
For incarcerated felons and those who have been released, there are more funding choices than ever for starting a business. There are even training opportunities and mentorship programs.  
Wait. Back up. Felons start businesses?  
Yes, they do! Starting a business a terrific way to wipe the slate clean and start over. No one needs to know the business owner has a criminal record. But there’s no way to guarantee a funding provider won't conduct a background check either.
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The Small Business Owner's Guide to Data Analytics
Data analysis isn't just for corporations. Small businesses can benefit from big data technology, too.
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How to Start an Online Business From Home
You can improve your odds of home-based entrepreneurial success by taking the time to consider a few key points about your proposed enterprise. What's more ideal than owning your own business? The answer is owning a company that you run from the comfort of your home.
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How Do Business Loans Work?
If you need extra cash for your business and are wondering how business loans work, read on for a breakdown of common business loans.
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U.S. Shoppers Support Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Small businesses keep money on Main Street, according to statistics gathered by SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, in honor of National Entrepreneurship Month. Of every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cents remain in the local community.

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Too old to get rich? No way, if you follow these 7 tips for starting a business

It’s entirely possible to start a business after age 50.

You might think that young entrepreneurs have a leg up on the middle-aged. In fact, the fastest-growing startups had founders with a mean age of 45, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Eight tips for vets who want to start their own businesses
One of the top tips for veteran entrepreneurs: find a mentor with SCORE
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If You're a Falling Leaf

A leaf starts as a bud, swells, billows, then dries yellow or red like traffic light warnings, then drifts down, molds into the earth, mother’s milk for a new plant.

Many people, as they drift downward, close the shades, watch TV, and wait. But some people, even those clearly in decline, may want to do more, especially something that will enhance their legacy.


Might any of these ideas intrigue you?

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SCORE and Facebook Partner to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs
SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer expert business mentors, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Facebook that will provide education and mentoring to military members, veterans and their families who dream of starting a successful small business.
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Veterans can get business help from govt, private sector
For many people who leave military service, the next logical step is becoming an entrepreneur. SCORE can help.
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2.5 Million Small Businesses Are Owned by American Military Vets

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau’s survey of small business owners, there are 2.52 million veteran majority-owned businesses in the U.S.   The data comes from a report by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (PDF) which shows 99.9% of these businesses are classified as small businesses. This is not to say these businesses don’t contribute to the economy in a big way.   In the same report the, SBA reveals veteran owned small businesses employ more than 5 million people in the U.S.
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What Retirement? People Over 65 Are Launching Encore Careers and Finding Fulfillment Like Never Before

Ah, retirement. That time when you can finally kick back, relax and for once, simply do nothing.

Or is it?

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