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Start Your Business: An Introduction

Starting a business is a test of self-motivation, multitasking, efficient management and careful organization. Refer to these articles for practical tips and guidelines on business development, planning, resources, issues and challenges, and other topics in the startup domain.


Lay the Groundwork

Launching your own company means learning about planning, funding and letting the “leader” in you come forward.


Duplicate a Thriving Business: Franchise!

Franchises offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build new companies on a proven framework.


Existing Biz or Brand New Venture?

Buying an existing company offers a proven infrastructure, but starting one from scratch can be an adventure.


Choose The Right Business Location

A suitable location for your new business can make the difference for your financial well-being.


The Business Plan and Beyond

Putting together a powerful business plan requires prep work, organizational skills and follow-through.


Legal Requirements: Minding the Details

Review this list of critical legal considerations, among them choosing a corporate structure.


Products and Services: Make Sure the Price is Right

Pricing products and services competitively is challenging. Use these guidelines to help you.


Looking Ahead: Issues and Challenges

The changing face of healthcare, tax and more requires entrepreneurs to stay abreast of developments.


How To Avoid 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

You can better position your business for success by following these tips.


How to Make a Small Business Website: 9 Tips for Success

A website is a critical marketing and sales tool. Here’s how you can get started creating one.


The New Office Space: How Coworking Spaces and Incubators Can Help Your Start-Up Thrive

Check out some alternatives to leasing or buying costly office space.


Do I Need Business Insurance?

Insurance is a relatively small cost to protect the business you’ve worked so hard to build. Learn more about coverages you might want to consider.


Determining Your Capital Needs

Learn how to estimate your initial capital needs. For more information about sourcing capital, learn about sources of financing.


How to Prepare an Effective Loan Proposal

Provide lenders with the information they need to approve your loan request.


3 Reasons Startups Bleed Out Before Making It

Learn from these common startup mistakes and avoid them.


For Startups, Automation is a Key Ingredient to Success

Automating activities can save you time and provide many additional benefits.

Check out these additional resources from Black Enterprise on startup costs, marketing, home-based business ideas and more

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