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Are You Ready to Start a Business This Year?

If you want to start a business this year, but aren’t sure what type of business to start, a new survey from Guidant Financial and LendingClub has some ideas—as well as reassurance that you’re not alone. According to The State of U.S. Small Business In 2018, the number-one reason people start their own businesses is …

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The State of African-American Entrepreneurs

How are African-American entrepreneurs doing? There are nearly 2.6 million African-American owned businesses in the U.S., employing nearly 1 million Americans, according to the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency. The same study reports minority-owned firms overall experienced significantly higher growth than the average business between 2007-2012—a period including the Great Recession. Here’s a closer …

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Forget Retirement—Many Baby Boomers Are Starting Small Businesses Instead

The baby boomers aren’t slowing down. Far from looking forward to retirement, baby boomers are energetically making their mark on small business, according to a recent survey from Guidant Financial. The 2018 Small Business Trends for Baby Boomers survey of more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs uncovered some surprising information about Americans over 50. (The …

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