Category: Starting Your Own Business

What to do Before You Leave Your Corporate Gig

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ So you want to leave your corporate gig to start your own business, but you’re afraid to cut the ties. How do you stop thinking and start acting? Many times, when we are working for someone else, we want to do something else. That may be to make a difference, make…
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Bootstrapping Tips New Entrepreneurs Need to Know

~by Lizzie Weakley~ We live in an exciting world, and technological advancements have opened up opportunities for new entrepreneurs that used to seem like a dream. Whether you are prepared to start up a large industry or plan to keep your work closer to home by engaging in online marketing, the sky’s the limit. No…
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Your Guide to the First Month Out of Corporate

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When you leave corporate and enter into the world of entrepreneurship, the first thing to become obvious is that no one tells you what to do or how to do it. You are the one expected to make all the decisions. That means you get to decide when you’re going to…
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How to Start a Business: 4 Things to Consider

~by Emma Sturgis~ . Ninety-six percent of all businesses fail within the first 10 years, according to Inc. While this figure may shock you, it should also make you more cautious as you prepare to launch your own business. That said, here are four things to ponder before opening your doors. Level of Expertise Be…
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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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