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Should You Start or Grow a Small Business During a Recession?

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September 12, 2022,

Starting a business in the next 12 months is a smart move, despite fears of a recession or inflation. Read this blog by small business expert Rieva Lesonsky to learn why.

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14 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received from a Mentor

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August 17, 2022,

To help you see the benefit of mentorship, we asked entrepreneurs this question for their best insights gained as mentees. From owning your own mistakes to breaking big goals into small steps, several pieces of advice may help you shape your career and personal life into success, just like the entrepreneurs who shared them

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The Dos and Don’ts of Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

Article Language: English
July 27, 2022,

According to Business Jargons, an online business encyclopedia, it’s often harder to start a business in rural areas, due to several factors, including a lack of technical know-how and training. But the encyclopedia also points out that several businesses are particularly well-suited for those living in rural America.

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Best Legal Entities for Rural Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
July 25, 2022,

To ensure rural small business owners have all the facts regarding business structure, here is a quick guide to what entities are available for your rural business and how each can protect you from future legal nightmares.

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Vegan Distribution Q&A

Article Language: English
June 30, 2022,

AAPI Entrepreneur, Vegan Founder, and Animal Lover Shares Their Advice for Business Success

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Examining the Paths to Entrepreneurship

Article Language: English
June 29, 2022

Once again, FranNet and SCORE have partnered together to discuss the pros and cons associated with the different paths to entrepreneurship. Generally speaking, there are three widely accepted options for establishing yourself as a small business owner.

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11 Ways to Grow a Business Through Volunteer Work

Article Language: English
April 14, 2022,

From building camaraderie to inspiring word-of-mouth referrals, there are several ways that volunteering can help grow your business. 

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Volunteering and Other Ways to Give Back to Your Community

Article Language: English
April 13, 2022,

April is National Volunteer Month making it an excellent time to review your company’s volunteer and other charitable efforts.

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12 Small Business Tax-Saving Strategies

Article Language: English
March 24, 2022,

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs save taxes through legitimate and easy ways, we asked experienced entrepreneurs and financial advisors this question for their best strategies. From hiring family members to implementing HSAs, there are several simple ways that may help you save taxes.

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Why Women Should Start Small Businesses

Article Language: English
March 22, 2022,

Female small business owners have a variety of motivators for starting their business from inspiring other women entrepreneurs to showing others that it is possible to overcome the stigmas associated with women-owned businesses. Read on to see results from a recent survey for women entrepreneurs and women of color in business.

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Starting a Business: What You Should Know Before You Begin

Article Language: English
February 24, 2022,

As fulfilling as it may be to have something you create enter the marketplace, there are a number of steps you should take to succeed.

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