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U.S. Small Business Administration

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7 Secret Weapons to Help You Bounce Back from Business Failure

When you’ve put all your time and energy into a business idea, seeing it fail can be a soul-crushing experience. It’s certainly not uncommon, though, and the rate of business failure gets higher with every year. You have only a 50/50 chance of hitting the five-year mark, and less than one-third of businesses make it...
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Demystifying Small Business Debt to Unlock Growth

It often seems as though people treat debt like they do the plague: a nasty state of negative balances that should be avoided at all costs. But debt is less of an enemy and more of an unsuspecting ally that may just be the thing you need to really get your business growing. How exactly...
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Types of Business Insurance You Need to Protect Your Startup

Denver sausage store owner Kathy Laurenti didn’t realize she was under-insured until it was too late. When a gun shop next door caught fire, water and smoke damage shut her business down, costing her an estimated $100,000 to reopen. Unfortunately, her business insurance only covered $10,000 for lost income. Stories like this are all too...
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Taxes, Credit and Hiring in the Process: All Part of Starting a Business

Thinking of Starting a Business? Remember to Consider Taxes, Credit and Hiring in the Process Have you decided to take the leap and start a business? Congratulations! While there are a variety of factors for business owners to evaluate when making the decision to start a business, there are three topics that are particularly important:...
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Grab Your Partner

You don't have to do it all yourself. In fact, you can't. Entrepreneurs all have a certain amount of maverick "I can do it alone" attitude, but real success comes when we can step aside and allow others to play important roles. We do it all the time here at StartupNation. The guests that we...
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Disaster Relief for Small Businesses: Low Interest Loans from the SBA

Small businesses that experienced damage due to Hurricane Katrina may be able to receive a low interest loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Visit the SBA website for details on how to apply or call 800-621-FEMA (3362). An SBA Disaster Business Loan Application may be made for up to $1.5 million at rates as...