Category: Starting Your Own Business

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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5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Trying to Get Clients

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ — Most of my clients want one thing: more clients or customers. They feel like they don’t have enough clients or customers in their businesses, and I certainly know how they feel, having been in their shoes myself. I’ve had to learn a few lessons the hard way on my journey…
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How to Build Trust Using Your Experience

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Experience matters a lot in business and in life. Think about it this way. You want to hire a lawyer who has a law degree. You look for a degree from a good school as well as other professional certifications.  If you hire an attorney, you want to know that they…
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Working Mom Interview – Angie Carter

Angie Carter is a mom of 3 and business owner. She made the transition from working for others to running her own business designing her own line of personalized totes in the wedding related space. Working Mom Interview Q & A   1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home?…
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How & Where Should You Tell the World About Your Business?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Want to tell the world about your business? One of the suggestions I make to entrepreneurs and business owners is that they find and join either Facebook Groups or LinkedIn groups where they can share their business. The next question I get is just how to find the groups that…
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How Hating Doing Dishes Changed My Outlook on Business

~by Natalia Levey~   Is there one household chore you absolutely hate doing? Laundry? Never found this one hard. As a kid growing up in Russia, we had no washing machine or dryer; all the laundry was done by hand in the bathtub. Needless to say, we were a lot more careful about getting our…
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How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner

~by Christine Schoaff~   You’ve had a great idea and started your business, and now it is growing. As an owner you’d like to enjoy the results of your success. Now what about paying yourself? How do you see money as an owner, and what are the options? There are five options explained below. Be…
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