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Business Ideas

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Dig deep into your business idea to discover opportunities and unexpected roadblocks.


There's more to being a startup than registering a business. The A-Z guide to getting ready to launch your business.


5 Things Every Small Business Owner Could Learn From Steve Jobs

Here are five valuable lessons you can take from Steve Jobs to learn how to succeed in your small business.

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.

Small Business Month Events to Register for Now

Focus on your business by participating in virtual workshops and webinars in May.

What's the Difference Between an S Corp and an LLC?

Becoming an S corp versus an LLC can impact numerous facets of your business operations, including ownership structure and taxation.

Returning to Live Events: How to Get Started Planning One

Live events are back in demand, but they look a little different than pre-pandemic, in-person gatherings.

Small Business Month: 10 Things to Do Now to Grow Your Company

Want to scale your business? Achieve your goals with these core growth strategies and activities.

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.

How to Start a Contracting Business

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

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.