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Entering Entrepreneurship

Ideas can change the world. The concept is familiar and appealing, yet the process of actually putting a system in place to support these often world-changing moments can be challenging. In fact, the beginning step — bringing a new business venture to life for the first time by defining your idea — is a crucial,

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Starting a t-shirt company
Consumer Products
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How to Start a T-Shirt Business: 7-Step Plan to Success

Today, t-shirts are an essential part of American and even international culture, with many different types available – some with clever sayings and messages of personal expression, others emblazoned with logos or graphic designs. With the rapid advance of technology, both screen printing and more individualized printing processes continue to become easier and more affordable,

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Starting a food truck
Restaurant/Cafe
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How to Start a Food Truck Business: 7 Step Plan for Success

A food truck is a mobile restaurant of sorts – a large vehicle, such as a truck, which has a kitchen, so that food can be cooked and served out of the vehicle. As a culinary pop-up shop and one of the latest trend in the food scene, they can serve as temporary mobile eateries.

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Services
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How to Start a Cleaning Business

With estimated revenue of over $40 billion in 2015, the cleaning services industry represents a huge profit potential for entrepreneurs. Low startup costs and minimal entry requirements for the cleaning industry are two reasons that business-minded people are getting involved in this thriving market. Business experts suggest that for as low as $2000, one can

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Services
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How to Start a Dog Walking or Pet Sitting Business

If you love dogs and enjoy spending time around pets in general, you may consider opening your own dog walking or pet sitting business. The pet industry is a burgeoning industry with an average yearly growth of 5% and, in 2016, was valued at nearly $3 billion. While there is high competition in this industry,

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Online/Tech
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Want to Start an Online & Tech Business?

While starting an online or tech business may sound daunting, it doesn’t have to be. The internet is a vast repository of helpful information on how to start a tech company, and in the 21st century, online businesses are the new norm. Having a great idea is an excellent place to start for launching a

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Services
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Want to Start a Service Business?

What Is a Service Business? The definition of a service business is a business that provides intangible services to consumers. Service-based businesses stand in contrast to other types of business in that they offer services rather than a physical, tangible product. The types of services offered by a service-based business can include financial or finance-related

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Consulting
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Want to Start a Consulting Business?

If you have experience in a particular field, you may want to get into consulting as a way to bring in some extra money (or even as a long-term career option). A consulting business can be a very lucrative business for individuals seeking to lend their time and efforts to help organizations and people succeed.

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Restaurant/Cafe
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Want to Start a Restaurant Business?

The U.S. restaurant industry is a $799 billion market, according to the National Restaurant Association. Unlike starting a food product business, starting a restaurant business involves a greater degree of licensing, particularly on the local and state level. New restaurants are required to obtain food handlers permits for their employees, as well as adhere to

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Food & Beverage Products
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Want to Start a Food & Beverage Business?

Starting a food and beverage business is a great way to tap into a lucrative market driven by the changing consumer preferences of the 21st century. Small business owners in the food and beverage industry must work very hard to perform all the legwork necessary to ensure that their product is competitive within what is

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Consumer Products
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Want to Start a Consumer Products Business?

Wondering about how to start a consumer products business? Developing a consumer product and marketing it to the public may seem like a daunting process, but it’s a great business venture for entrepreneurs who have a specific product idea that they believe can serve a consumer need and help people better live their lives. Just

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Business Resources
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How to Register a Business in Each State

Deciding on a business name is one of the most important steps for entrepreneurs. Once you have chosen a name for your new business, if it differs from your legal name, you will need to register your business with the state. The purpose of registering your business with state authorities is to protect your company’s

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Business Resources
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Types of Business Entities – What Should You Choose for Your Business?

Deciding on a specific type of business entity is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs face in the early stages of starting a new business venture. This decision influences how much taxes you have to pay, the ease with which you can acquire small business loans, and affects how easily you can get money

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