The benefits and disadvantages of an online or home-based franchise vs a traditional business. Advantages include low overhead costs, ease of change, and accessibility to anyone, anywhere, at any time. More »Advantages of buying an online franchise
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If you don't have the money to hire a professional designer, here are several tips to help you create your eye-catching business cards. More »How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed
From assessing your customer's needs to registering a domain, here's what you need to consider before you start selling online. More »The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website
What to look for in a candidate's resume and application. More »Startup Hiring: The Basics of Pre-Screening Job Candidates
Ethan Austin, GiveForward co-founder, identifies the six most critical stages of the startup life cycle -- and offers some advice for would-be founders who want to make the leap.
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In uncertain economic times, people often start to think about starting their own home businesses. Being your own boss can seem like a great way to produce a steady, reliable income without having to worry about losing your job. However, the facts of the matter are that most home businesses will not succeed. If you... More »Starting a Successful Home Business
“Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.” This quote from an unknown author might be the most apt description of my life as an entrepreneur. Some decisions will change your life, but only if you ask the right questions. In 2007 I was faced with one of those decisions — what... More »Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn to Ask the Right Questions
The standard industry advice has always been, “Don’t do business with family.” But who follows industry advice? Three years ago, I decided to do more than just business with family — I went all the way and founded my company with my brother, Scott. We went from bunk beds in the ’80s to “Brofounders” in... More »How I Did It: 4 Pieces of Advice for Sibling Co-Founders
No business owner looks forward to bookkeeping, but accounting gets even more complicated if you fall behind. Kirk Simpson offers 5 simple ways to stay on top of your company finances.
More »5 Easy Tips to Simplify Your Business Accounting
Art Cardenas owns The Fit Pit, a fully equipped professional boxing gym in Austin, Texas. The gym, which opened in January 2011, is still growing and now has plans for expansion. More »Startup Diaries: Business Ownership Comes With a Price
Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates. More »Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job
Laura Roeder shares 7 tips for getting targeted followers on Pinterest, including staying true to your brand with great content and remembering your Pinterest etiquette.
More »7 Tips for Getting the Right Followers on Pinterest
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