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5 Killer Tips for Running a Successful Small Business

Small Business Success Tips

Taking your passion project off the paper and into reality takes hard work, but it can be done! The old saying that small businesses make up the backbone of the global economy isn’t overblown. Today, there are more than 125 million micro, small, and medium-sized business worldwide. Young people today are starting their own businesses even younger than the generations before them, and there are no limits on what you […]

Personal Branding for People Who Hate “Personal Branding”

Personal Branding Girl

As I consider myself an “old” millennial, I was relatively new to the term “personal branding” when I first heard it. It sounded so… technical. So contrived. The word “branded” made me feel like a Perdue chicken, waiting to be stamped with a barcode. Like corporate jargon was being forced on me against my will, stamped on me in the form of a unique, metaphorical barcode that I would apparently […]

Is It a Good Idea to Take a Loan for Starting a Small Business?

Small Business Loans

Taking a loan to start a business might sound scary to many. Naturally, people don’t like owing money to anyone, especially banks. It doesn’t seem too appealing to let yourself get into debt before your business has even started operating. However, not many businesses are opened and started with the money of their owners alone. Actually, as much as 64 percent of new companies use some sort of a loan […]

7 Online Tools Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

7 Online Tools for Entrepreneurs

As a solo entrepreneur running my own website, I often feel like I’m doing everything at once. Whether it’s marketing, engineering, design, or customer support, I’ve got my head and my hands in different places from one minute to the next. There are thousands of tools online that claim to help you save time and money, as well as provide valuable insights into your business. But how to find the […]

Validate Your Business Idea with These 7 Steps

So you want to start a business. Congratulations, and welcome to entrepreneurship! Having a business idea is the first step in making your entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Though, you may have a flurry of questions in your head about getting started, being successful, or if your idea is any good in the first place. You may be looking for validation on whether your idea can actually become a viable business, […]