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How to Get a Business In Shape for Franchising
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How to Get a Business In Shape for Franchising

After stints at the helm of Straw Hat Pizza and then Rita’s Italian Ice, Jonathan Fornaci, a fitness fanatic, took a job franchising a business that... More »

How to raise money for your small business: Honestly
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How to raise money for your small business: Honestly

It had been a bad day at Honestly Goods. The kiln had misfired; everything had come out smaller and grayer than expected. The 7-inch plates had... More »

Exporting is Easy, Say Small Business Owners Who Do
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Exporting is Easy, Say Small Business Owners Who Do

Think there’s a market for your goods or services abroad, but wonder if you’re too small to get into exporting? If responses to the 2016... More »

Small Exporters Are Seeing a Slowdown, Survey Says
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Small Exporters Are Seeing a Slowdown, Survey Says

Export volume has grown, but is stagnating, for small exporting firms, The 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey found.The survey of 530 owners of... More »

How You Can Beat Bigger Businesses with a Military “Maneuver” Strategy
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How You Can Beat Bigger Businesses with a Military “Maneuver” Strategy

When similar companies compete primarily on price, it’s a race to the bottom. Strategy and innovation consultants Jeffrey Phillips and Alex... More »

Resources for Small Business Legal Issues
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Resources for Small Business Legal Issues

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a help guide to business liability insurance:... More »

Legal Considerations when starting a Small Business
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Legal Considerations when starting a Small Business

Brad Bunt, director of the Kilgore College Small Business Development Center in Longview Tex., said legal issues are “the most overlooked and... More »

Tips for Getting a Small Business Loan
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Tips for Getting a Small Business Loan

 If you want to start or expand your business, and need a little influx of cash, it might be time to explore getting a small business loan. Although... More »

Most Small Businesses Support Minimum Wage Hikes, Survey Says
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Most Small Businesses Support Minimum Wage Hikes, Survey Says

Opponents of raising the minimum wage, including business groups and chambers of commerce, often argue that proposed pay hikes would be a hardship... More »

Small Business money tools to ease your midnight worry
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Small Business money tools to ease your midnight worry

It is one of the persistent paradoxes of running a small business. You do it – to some extent – for the money. But you can’t stop for long to... More »

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