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Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.” I always wonder what is more important to them on an ongoing basis Read More

Know Your Industry Before You Start Your Business

Know Your Industry Before You Start Your Business Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 5 days ago
Made Hot by: leonesimmy on May 27, 2015 8:55 am
Whether you’re a service business, manufacturer, retailer, or some other type of business, you want to know your industry inside and out. Read on for the kind of information you have to know very well, even if you don’t go to the trouble of writing it all out. Read More
As a startup investor, I often see business proposals looking for funding that really look like expensive hobbies looking for donations. I recognize that entrepreneurs tend to substitute vision and passion for formal processes, but no discipline or process in building something new is a sure way to Read More
New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months by the workload and challenges. As a result, burnout and loss of passion are consistently listed among the top causes of startup failure, according Read More

How to Forecast Cash Flow

How to Forecast Cash Flow Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 6 days ago
Made Hot by: Digitaladvert on May 25, 2015 8:51 am
A good cash flow analysis might be the most important single piece of a business plan. All the strategy, tactics, and ongoing business activities mean nothing if there isn't enough money to pay the bills. And that's what a cash flow projection is about – predicting your money needs in advance. Read More

Where to work? home office, coffeeshop, or coworking space?

Where to work? home office, coffeeshop, or coworking space? Avatar Posted by wpcurve under Startups
From http://wpcurve.com 6 days ago
Made Hot by: advertglobal on May 25, 2015 8:45 am
3 of the most common options for small businesses, solopreneurs and startups are the home office, the “coffice” (coffeeshop office) and coworking spaces.

In this post, we'll compare see the possibilities offered by each of these working environments. Read More
Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can’t afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job. In my view, “taking responsibility” is the core element behind accountability. Many people hear responsibility as an obligation, but I hea Read More

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? #infographic

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? #infographic Avatar Posted by SaadAhmadkhan under Startups
From http://www.visualistan.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on May 22, 2015 5:54 am
Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life. However, despite the diversity in their backgrounds, many fall into certain categories... Read More
How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy (marketquake)? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not just incremental evolution. They consistently take Read More

The Formation of an LLC or S Corp: What You Need to Know

The Formation of an LLC or S Corp: What You Need to Know Avatar Posted by smpayton under Startups
From http://blog.corpnet.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on May 20, 2015 1:48 pm
Electing S Corp status as an LLC is one way to benefit from the S Corp business structure. Here's what you need to know to set your business up for success. Read More

5 Things Your Latino Employees Wish You Understood

Latino employees are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. workforce – in fact, by some estimates one in three working …
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While improving personal finances is certainly the motive behind why many entrepreneurs and small business owners start … More
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