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Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

November 14, 2017,

Some 2.5 million military veterans in the U.S. own businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. Are you a veteran who owns a business or hopes to start one in the near future?

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Starting a Business in a Small Town

October 3, 2017,

Small-town entrepreneurs benefit from a lower cost of living and less competition, but they may suffer from a limited customer and employee base.

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The Truth About Franchising vs. Licensing in 3 Minutes

July 31, 2017,

An explanation of franchising vs. licensing, with advantages and disadvantages of each to help entrepreneurs make wise business decisions.

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Tools for Veteran Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2017,

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide!

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4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

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10 Resources Every Startup Should Know About

May 11, 2017,

So you want to start a business - or you’re already underway. You need every bit of help you can get. Here it is – enough help to take you from idea to startup to enterprise:

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Looking at the History of Business Plans Could Portend a Profitable Future

February 23, 2017,

What's striking about the history of business plans is how little has changed. Sure, the medium we use has changed over the centuries, but the end result – having a written plan that demonstrates to the business owner and possible investors how to make a profit – has remained consistent.

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The Top Three Considerations When Choosing Your Startup’s Business Structure

February 1, 2017,

With launching a new company comes the need to make many decisions. Among them: choosing a business structure. The type you select for your startup affects far more than whether or not your company’s name includes something like “LLC” or “Inc.” at the end of it.

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Want to Own a Business? Don’t Forget About Franchising

October 21, 2016,

If you have broad business, management and communication skills, opening a franchise business may be right for you.

What are Today’s Hottest Business Industries?
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What are Today’s Hottest Business Industries?

What are today’s best bets for emerging and growing industries? Our latest infographic reviews a few solid choices:

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Nuts and Bolts: Turn Your Hobby In To a Business

June 23, 2016,

If you're going to turn your hobby into a legitimate business, you need to accomplish a number of tasks to get yourself up and running. Just like any other business, there are special filings to submit, accounts to be opened and laws that need to be checked.

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