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21 Expert Tips to Take Your Business to the Next Level

It’s not unusual for business owners to feel stuck at times. Sales are leveling off, it’s gotten hard to find employees to staff up, or you just feel like you’re in a rut. When this happens, you may need a new set of eyes to help you find ways to reenergize and grow your business. …

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How to Turn Your Side Hustle Idea Into a Real Business

Do you dream of quitting your job and becoming your own boss? You’re not alone. According to a survey by YouGov and Volusion, more than half (52%) of Americans have spent time at work thinking or daydreaming about a job or career they would rather pursue; 84% of full-time workers would rather pursue a career …

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Export Opportunities for Small Businesses and Help for Getting Started

Professional jugglers often start out by keeping three balls sailing through the air at once. Then they start adding balls. That’s not a bad picture of the current state of U.S. global trade negotiations. For a while it seemed like we were trying to cut new deals with every nation on earth. Fortunately, some of …

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15 Great Websites for Women Business Owners

Women business owners can achieve so much more when we support each other. If you’re a woman entrepreneur, check out these 15 websites for women business owners (besides AllBusiness’s Women In Business section, of course!) that can help you start or grow your business:   American Business Women’s Association http://www.abwa.orgThis organization for business and professional women …

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7 Ways the U.S. Government Helps Small Businesses

We Americans tend to have mixed feelings about our government. Many of us want more help from it, while others would like the government to just leave us alone. That’s pretty much the sentiment of small business owners, too. In the WASP Barcode Technologies’ 2017 State of Small Business Report, we found that half of the …

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Do You Really Need a Business Plan to Start a Business?

When you’re starting a new business, do you really need a business plan? Let’s face it: When you’re excited about your great new business idea and can’t wait to get going, the last thing you want to do is a sit down and spend weeks or months crafting a business plan. As the world of …

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