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how to start a business
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6 Accomplished Entrepreneurs Share How to Start a Business with $100

Many would-be entrepreneurs never start a business because they’re waiting for the perfect idea or don’t have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race. These accomplished entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share how to start a business with $100: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here...
Employee to Entrepreneur
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From Employee to Entrepreneur: Becoming Your Own Boss in 2021

Plenty of people dream of launching their own business, but then they undermine themselves, coming up with reasons to put off their dream just a little longer. And then they put it off again. And again. Maybe they don’t feel like they have the capital to pull it off. Maybe they simply can’t summon the...
Gen Z
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The Gen Z Guide to Starting a Business

Each generation leaves a significant mark on entrepreneurship. Gen Z is currently entering the working world in a time of great uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Gen Zers are also watching businesses make significant pivots with their business models and may be inspired to make similar moves. Why wait for a dream job when...
Franchise
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18 Must-Answer Questions for Anyone Considering a Franchise

With over 2,500 existing franchises to choose from, it's extremely important for franchise buyers to consider their personal strengths. Everyone has a different personality, preferences, strengths and weaknesses. So, it comes as no surprise that a franchise system that would be perfect for one person, may be a really poor fit for someone else. These...
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Why Start a Business in Tennessee?

Opening a business is never easy, but in Tennessee, entrepreneurs can expect a supportive environment where angel investors are always looking for the next exciting venture. Tennessee is teeming with entrepreneurial spirit. Small businesses make up 96.8 percent of businesses in the Volunteer State. And they’re still growing. There are over 1 million small business employees...
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7 Sure-Fire Signs You’ve Discovered a Strong Business Idea

At this point, you might have invested years into researching and exploring your business idea. On the other hand, your venture’s topic could have come to you overnight. Regardless of how your idea came to you, you’re ready to take the next step. You’ve come up with a business idea, and now you need to...
Side hustle
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10 Steps to Start a Side Hustle (While Working a Full-Time Job)

Never in history have we seen such rapid growth in the number of entrepreneurs who’ve begun working for themselves. From app developers, to freelance writers, business consultants, creative producers and startup founders, there’s no shortage of people willing to take calculated risks in the name of creating their own self-employed careers. And why not? Every...
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Should You Incorporate Your Business as an LLC for Tax Breaks?

One of the biggest appeals of incorporating as an LLC has long been the ability to save money on taxes. In addition to limited liability protection and building credibility with consumers, forming an LLC allows you to choose between an S corporation and C corporation for your tax entity. But do you really receive as...
side hustle
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3 Reasons Why a Side Hustle Can Make a Huge Impact in Your Career

While a business degree can be valuable to your career growth, there are plenty of real-world examples that make it obvious that a degree isn’t the be-all end-all to a burgeoning career. Bill Gates famously dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft. Steve Jobs dropped out of college and went on to found Apple, Pixar and...
Year in Review
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Year in Review: StartupNation 2016

This year was one of change for StartupNation: we restructured our website to serve you better, featuring improved article layout and author profiles. Our ongoing drive to provide readers with articles, audio and (coming soon in 2017!) native video that interests entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners most is one we will continue to strive...
Startup success
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Tips for Startup Success for First-Time Entrepreneurs

If you’re planning on launching a startup, it’s important to realize that while you may have a wonderful idea for a business, success also hinges on executing that idea in the right way. While many entrepreneurs learn a lot as they go, you’ll be much better prepared if you go about the process carefully and strategically as...
Start Your Own Business
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How to Start Your Own Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting your own business can be a great way to maximize your revenue, decide your own working hours and choose your co-workers. As dreamy as this sounds to start your own business, it can be one of the most stressful projects you’ve ever set out to accomplish. Being your own boss isn’t for everyone. With...
Tips for starting a business
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5 Tips for Starting a Business

Starting a business can be very difficult, especially since more than 50 percent of UK startups fail within their first year. In our guide to starting a business, we provide a proven method to become a business champion by positioning your company successfully and allowing staff to establish themselves in the industry. Below are five...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins and Stage One: Pre-decision You, in all likelihood, have little to no dough and have been thinking about creating your own business for some time. Since you are reading this blog, I imagine you also are now becoming serious about moving ahead with and acting on your thinking. Creating your own business...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: Power of Two

The Power of Two Once you have gained the necessary insights into how you function as an individual, we then can explore the “power of two.” In the first post, Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea, you were asked to reflect on questions about the skills you have and the ones you need. As a...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: Working from your strengths

Working from your strengths In his book, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, renowned management consultant Peter Drucker dedicates a full chapter (Chapter 6) to managing oneself. The chapter opens with these questions: What are my strengths? What is my contribution? What are my relationships and responsibilities? Drucker focuses on working from strengths. However, your...