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How to Start a Contracting Business

Construction contracting businesses often have higher barriers to overcome when starting out. From licensing requirements to marketing strategies, here are some tips to help you get started.

What Makes a Great Business Name? 8 Traits to Aim For

Choosing the wrong business name can limit your growth and prevent you from connecting with your customers. Learn the eight traits of a great business name.

10 Examples of Famous Businesses That Changed Their Names

Companies change their names for a variety of reasons. Here are 10 companies that successfully made the switch.

How to Register a Business Name in 6 Steps

Learn how to register your business name and avoid potential problems down the road.

What to Know if Your Teen Wants to Start a Business

Review the legal requirements and financial commitment of starting a business with your teen to help them get their idea off the ground.

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

As you consider generating income from a hobby or passion project, make sure there’s a market for your business and that you’re prepared for a long-term commitment.

What Is a Location-Independent Business & How to Set One Up

Running a location-independent business so you can conduct your business anywhere may be your dream, but there’s a lot of planning that goes into it. Here are seven steps you should take first.

How to Get a Contractor License

General contractor licensing requirements vary by state, but many states' standards include showing industry experience, financial stability and specialized training.

How to Open a Retail Store

If you're looking to open a retail store, here are a few important factors that you'll need to keep in mind.

Starting a Nonprofit: Guide for Founders

When you’re starting a new nonprofit organization, there are many aspects you should consider, including your mission, proposed budget and how you plan to fundraise.