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how to start a small business

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Upskilling to Launch Your Startup

Upskilling: Learning new skillsets When launching a startup, you’ll need to focus not only on creating an excellent product or providing a useful service. Becoming a business owner requires a whole new skill set, requiring...
First Business
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Advice BEFORE You Start Your First Business

My advice for tomorrow's entrepreneurs: What I wish I'd known when starting my first business Good people are invaluable, average people are expensive Surround yourself with the right people in your first business, from the...
Working a Regular Job
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How to Run a Startup While Working a Regular Job

Launching your start up while working a regular job Many entrepreneurs launch their startups while they work a day-job for another company. This arrangement offers them the flexibility to earn a salary while also allowing...
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Go back to the beginning

Remember when you first started your business? Why did you do it? What made you think it would be successful? What problem did it solve for people? How was it going to provide a return...
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Life is Short.

Last week was a tough week. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the escalating war in Iraq. The Virginia Tech massacre left 33 students and faculty dead and 29 others injured. A neighbor of...
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Reaching the Do Point

You've got a killer idea. (But, hey, you have a busy life.) You've never seen or heard of a business like it. (But does the idea already exist and you just haven't seen it?) You...
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Britney Spears as an Entrepreneur?

Yes, that is exactly the kind of conversation that goes on sometimes in the StartupNation community forums. And for good reason. It's often the wacky, off the wall, “bend your mind just a little bit”...