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When is the Best Time of Year to Launch Your Business?

Is there such a thing as the “best” time of year to start a business? There are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). While these businesses certainly didn't start up at the exact same time, I do wonder if there are certain times of year...
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Additional PPP Guidance for Seasonal Businesses

It took a while to get here, but the SBA has provided some additional PPP guidance for seasonal businesses to calculate the maximum loan amount for seasonal employers. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here How does the new guidance affect the calculation of the maximum loan amount? The...
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6 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

For many entrepreneurs, the busiest time of the year has arrived. As customer demands increase, so too do the demands placed on your existing employees. To fill this need, many business owners turn to the unsung heroes of the workforce: the seasonal employees that do everything from man customer service lines to restock shelves. Of...
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How Your Small Business Can Prepare for the Slow Season

Depending on the industry you operate in, your business may see spikes in profitability at certain times throughout the year. If this is the case, you're likely also experience slow months in between, which can lead to cash flow concerns for your operation. Special offer: Get the essentials to deliver great customer support, fast —...
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How This Entrepreneur Used Savings and Credit Cards to Get His Dream Off the Ground

Dylan Gallagher is the founder of Orange Sky Adventures and White Wolf Private Tours, two San Francisco-based travel companies that takes tourists on customized trips across the United States. Whether their budgets are modest or they desire luxury accommodations, Gallagher prides himself on providing customers with the ultimate hospitality and the most unique experiences the...
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How to Make Your Holiday Content Marketing Stand Out

For many businesses, Q4 is the biggest sales season of the year. You may bring in more business in the final weeks of the year than you do at any other time. Even if you haven’t done much seasonal or holiday marketing in the past, competition is going to be fierce this year, so any...
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How This Entrepreneur Started a Business to Help New Parents

Nicole Johnson is the president and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, a resource for new parents who are trying to help their babies, toddlers and preschoolers sleep better. The company provides assistance with issues like sleeping through the night and taking longer naps through free blog articles, e-books, audio recordings and live chat services...
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5 Things to Know and Learn Before Starting a Franchise

You’ve probably heard the statistic that people love to throw around: that 95 percent of franchises are successful. This myth has been promulgated for so long that it has directly caused one of the biggest problems facing franchises today: over-saturation. Too many people buy into the idea that running a franchise is “easy.” That’s not...
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Non-Seasonal Startups: Year-Round Lucrative Industries for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs looking to start a company, the industry and business you choose can be the difference between walking away with nothing or reaching the pinnacle of success. Only 30 percent of small businesses make it past their first decade, so you have to choose wisely. Here’s a tip: due to issues with managing finances...