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  • How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your New Business

    Your new business is your baby, and as such you really want to make sure you pick out just the right name for it. A new business is a blank slate of possibility, and it's a great way for you to really express yourself and what you're all about, if that's the route you choose to take....

  • Seven Steps to Setting up your Retail Store

    Are you ready to make the leap and create your own retail environment? If so, it's time to put in place your plan. Do you have an existing craft or hobby you'd like to find new customers for? Do you have an online business that you want to put into a popup store or brick-and-mortar location?...

  • Deciding Whether to Start a Business

    For many in the marketplace, the prospect of starting up a business is appealing. Want to work for yourself, call the shots, be the big boss, set your own prices?

    Here are some questions to ask as you go through the pre-evaluation process.

    1) What kind of energy do...

  • Seven Biggest Mistakes in Raising Startup Capital

    While startup capital can be a tremendous benefit in helping new companies get off the ground and gain a footing in their respective markets, too many small business firms go under because their owners failed to understand how best to “pitch” their business to potential lenders and/or...

  • Make your Passion into a Reality - Crowdfund your Green Project through GreenFunder.com

    If you have an idea for a green business, and you have a relatively stable plan and a good sense of how to reach your customers or clients, then consider using GreenFunder http://www.greenfunder.com to raise the startup capital for your...

  • How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting and Managing a Business

    This is a guest post by Maria Palma, author at Online Business Resources and The Good Life (originally posted February 28, 2008)

    Starting a business is...

  • How To Line Up Multiple Investors

    There's a saying in business that "1 is the worst number." Having one client, one source of income, one supplier, etc, can cause big problems when something goes wrong because you have no fall back. The same is true with investors - you should never spend all of your time trying to please just...

  • Top Ten Steps to Building your Business

    My partner and I started our web design company with two Mac laptops, a burning drive and passion for connecting people to the Web, and our personal address books.

    We were determined to focus on our core skills, which were...

  • Business Infrastructure - for Beginners

    Are you self-employed? just starting out? Are you with a startup? Thinking about freelancing? Doing your own thing "on the side"? Recently laid-off and need a product or service up and running in the next thirty days? You're in business, ladies. Let's figure out your next steps to running,...

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