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Pasos Sencillos Para Iniciar su Negocio Cada pequeña empresa comienza con un sueño. Pero, necesita más que ideas para lograr sus metas. Necesita conocimientos y recursos para ayudar a hacer su sueño realidad. SCORE y Canon entienden lo importante que es tener comunidades de pequeños negocios... View
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business SCORE and Canon USA are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer these educational resources to help you plan for that success.  View
Is Hedge Fund Financing an Option for You? Small business owners are always on the lookout for new sources of funding. So when I saw the headline on CNBC recently “For small biz, hedge funds are the new banks,” I had to find out what all the excitement was about. View
How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business Wishing you could quit your day job is the first step on your way to owning your own business. Figuring out what kind of business to start comes next. To get new business ideas flowing, ask yourself what you are good and what you like to do. For example, perhaps you have a hobby you love, or... View
How to Find and Benefit From Mentors Starting a small business is challenging, and inevitably there comes a point where some expert advice would greatly alleviate some of your stress. That’s where a business mentor can help. “Mentors are valuable because there is really no reason not to learn from the experience of... View
Getting Your Business Licenses and Permits In all the excitement of preparing to launch your new business, there’s also a bit of not-so-exciting, but critical, paperwork to handle. In order to ensure you’re legally able to operate your business, you’ll need to obtain the necessary business licenses and permits. View
How to do Market Research In order to reach, connect with and sell to your target market, you need to have a firm grasp on who they are. Conducting market research will help you develop a fuller picture of your target customers.  View
Should you buy a Business or Start one From Scratch? You want to start your own business and be your own boss. But how should you go about it? Should you launch your own business from scratch, buy an existing company or purchase a franchise opportunity? Here is a closer look at each option to help you decide.  View
CHECKLIST: Set Up Your Office Get your startup ready for business by reviewing these items you may need to set up your office. View
Should You Start a Business From Home? Starting a business from home has become increasingly popular. Most homes now have broadband Internet, many businesses operate solely online and you can hire “virtual employees” without ever meeting them in person. But is starting a business from home right for you? Here are seven... View