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Are You Cut Out To Be A Franchisee?

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Not everyone is meant to own their own business, and more specifically, not everyone can be a successful franchisee. Some people in this world...

If Amazon Started In A Garage, So Can You

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It may be surprising to learn that many businesses you know well started out as a home-based business: Disney Microsoft Xerox L. Bean Apple Interestingly,...

Multiple Streams of Income You Can Start Now

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A friend of mine travels fifty miles a day to a job she doesn’t like. She’s waiting for the day she can collect her...

Infographic: Is Your Business “Hip”? Here Are the Best Cities To Open Up Shop

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Does your business appeal to a more alternative, “hipster” crowd? New data from Infogroup may help you find the best city to open up...

Franchising 101

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While people typically think of McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, or Baskin Robbins when they think of franchises, the fact is that franchises come in...

The Most Common Small Business Questions, Answered

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One of the benefits of writing a business column for USA TODAY as I do is that I hear from a lot of small...

What’s Your Story?

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What’s your story? What do these stories have in common? At the dawn of the computer revolution, IBM needed an operating system for it’s new desktop...

The Best and Worst Cities to Start a Business

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Are you looking for the perfect place to launch your new business?  Then be sure to check out WalletHub’s annual analysis of the best...

Nuts and Bolts: Turn Your Hobby In To a Business

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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...

Turning a No Into a Yes

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How do you turn a no into a yes? The secret is