Category: Starting Your Own Business

Starting a Family Business? 5 Ways to Ensure Success

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Running a family business can be as challenging as starting a business with an associate or former coworker, if not more so. There are personal feelings to consider as well as bruised egos. Plus, they’re people you love. And if you don’t have a plan in place, dissension can easily detract…
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Lots of Inexpensive Methods for Promoting Your Business

~by Donya Zimmerman~   In my last article on “How to Promote Your Business on a Shoestring Budget”, I provided you with three methods for marketing and promoting your business on a shoestring budget: • Networking • Business organizations and social groups • Social Media Here are 2 more inexpensive ways to promote your business:…
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How to Promote Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

~by Donya Zimmerman~ Are you spending too much to promote your business? Small business owners often believe that to successfully promote and advertise their business, they must spend a lot of money to do so. But, when first starting a business, one must learn how to create a budget for advertising. Small business owners do…
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The Top 3 Things Your Business Needs

~by Jane Hinchey~ What will bring your business success? Three things.   From my experience, here are the top three things your business needs, right outta the gate, if you want your business headed on a path to success. 1. Skill set. It goes without saying really, but I’ve seen many entrepreneurs get this wrong.…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Elizabeth Pampalone

Elizabeth Pampalone started her company in 2007 after moving to a new city. Her many companies that followed were born of her observations of the struggles that small businesses face. She has helped start over 10 companies and has created over 300 websites. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A —– 1. What is your business/Business Name?…
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8 Things You Should Consider Before Starting a Company

Are you toying with the idea of setting up your own company? The stock markets are confident these days, and many people decide to open their small businesses to take advantage of the generally favorable economy. However, the situation also created a saturated marketplace for entrepreneurs to find success. Here are 8 essential things you…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Jennifer McDonough

Jennifer McDonough is originally from the cheese state of Wisconsin and moved to Raleigh, NC 12 years ago with no plans to be any where else soon! She has 2 children, ages 8 and 5, who keep her on her toes. She enjoys reading, movies, and always learning! Entrepreneur Interview Q & A —– 1.…
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Store Exteriors: How to Make Your Building More Appealing

~by Brooke Chaplan~ . Every store owner knows that sometimes it can be difficult to get people in the door. This is especially true for newer shops that haven’t found their customer base yet. As everyone knows, having no sales means certain death for a business. No matter what you’re selling, it is always important…
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5 Reasons Your Business Could Fail Without Business Insurance

~by Hannah Whittenly~ . Regardless of the size or location of your business, not maintaining the proper business insurance is a risky move. From catastrophic events to employee lawsuits and more, your business must be protected at all times. Even if you’re experiencing an enormous amount of success, if you don’t have the proper business…
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