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Find out how to test a business idea before launching your startup.

How to Test a Business Idea

Find out how to test a business idea before launching your startup.

You have a great business idea — at least you think you do — and you are ready to be the entrepreneur you’ve always wanted to be. But is your idea truly great, or are your aspirations great and your ideas a bit…meh.

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DBA

Does Your Small Business Need a DBA?

DBA

Your business’s name is a customer’s first impression of your company. On top of being noticeable, your name needs to be legal. Some businesses must file a DBA name to stay compliant with state laws. What is a DBA, and does your small business need one? What is a DBA? A doing business as (DBA) […]

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How to Create a Mission Statement

How to Create a Mission Statement for Your Business

How to Create a Mission Statement

You’re a small business owner, and you want to take your business to the next level. It’s time to learn how to create your mission statement. A mission statement reflects your business’s goals and values with few words. You use a mission statement to show potential customers what makes your company stand out. I’ve created […]

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Trademarks and patents are an important part of your business's identity.

Does Your Small Business Need a Trademark?

Trademarks and patents are an important part of your business's identity.

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to protect your business. But, are you protecting your company’s name? A trademark can save you a lot of money and headaches that come with other companies using your brand as their own. Consider trademarking your business before your reputation is on the line. […]

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Use business milestones to track and reach your goals.

4 Small Business Milestones to Aim For

Use business milestones to track and reach your goals.

Creating milestones is key to moving your business forward. Milestones help you reach your short- and long-term goals. As you work toward milestones, you should track your results. Use the information you collect to improve your business operations. How to set business milestones You need to plan ahead when setting milestones for your business. To […]

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There are several ways you can prevent burnout at your small business.

7 Simple Ways to Prevent Burnout

There are several ways you can prevent burnout at your small business.

Do you ever lose motivation during day-to-day operations at your small business? When your energy starts to fade, your company could suffer. To stay focused on your success, use ways to prevent burnout. Ways to prevent burnout at your small business As a small business owner, there are times when it’s difficult to stay motivated. Try […]

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How to Pitch to Investors

If you’re like many small business owners, you use your personal savings, startup business credit cards, and small business loans to fund your company. But, sometimes, you need more funding to grow. How to pitch to investors Once you find the right private investors for your small business, you will need to plan for a […]

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Learn the three startup criteria you business needs to meet.

The 3 Startup Criteria Your Successful Business Idea Needs to Meet

Learn the three startup criteria you business needs to meet.

It’s easy to come up with a business idea. You can copy an already successful business. Or, you can build on something you are passionate about. However, it’s difficult to come up with a successful business idea that will lead to a thriving organization. Today, my companies sell recruiting software, payroll software, and accounting software, […]

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Business Succession Planning for Your Small Company

Whether you own a startup or an established company, you likely focus on growing your business. That’s why it might be hard to think about the day you step down from your leadership role. But, the earlier you start business succession planning, the easier the transition will be. A business succession plan helps you when […]

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Read the best small business articles from May.

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles in May

Read the best small business articles from May.

Here are the best small business articles we read in May. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did. Small business tips Why Ignoring Cash Flow Can Kill Your Small Business | NerdWallet A healthy cash flow is vital to business survival. If more money is leaving your business than is […]

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