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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Steer Clear of Startup Roadblocks

June 5, 2018,

Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from?

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Support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Do you want to be an entrepreneur and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Social Security’s Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on the path to success in self-employment.

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Entrepreneurs Shine During National Small Business Week

April 27, 2018,

National Small Business Week shines a spotlight on our nation’s 30 million small businesses. More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Through awards ceremonies, media interviews and community events, the SBA honors entrepreneurs whose achievements stand out.

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Small Towns as Business Incubators

March 29, 2018,

Small towns have undergone dramatic change, from being the central meeting place for farms and villages, to becoming isolated bedroom neighborhoods of larger cities. One of the most successful support structures for small business growth have been business incubators.

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What You Need to Know to Start a Service-Based Business

March 28, 2018,

If you have a skill you’re ready to sell, now’s the time to jump in and get started. Nearly 550,000 people start businesses each month. Read these tips to start your entrepreneurial journey on the right track.

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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

March 27, 2018,

In recent years, more and more people have become interested in working for, supporting, or even starting nonprofits. If you have a strong passion for a cause and want to turn it into your life’s work, here are some things to consider before you try to start a nonprofit organization.

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

February 6, 2018,

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. The real reasons to write a business plan have nothing to do with other people: They have to do with you.

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Are You One of the Best Small Businesses of 2018?

January 26, 2018,

Are you one of the best small businesses in America? Enter for the chance to win one of three $15,000 Grand Prizes as well as business training opportunities as SCORE and Sam’s Club celebrate entrepreneurs with the 2018 American Small Business Championship. Entries due February 7, 2018.

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Make Your Woodworking Hobby into a Business

December 28, 2017,

Having a hobby can help you unwind, energize you, be a conversation starter, and yes - even earn you some cash. Exactly how you can make money with your hobby can vary depending on exactly what your hobby entails.Here’s how to use your woodworking hobby to make money.

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Should You Incorporate Your Business in Another State?

November 27, 2017,

Since where you incorporate can have real ramifications for your company, let’s look at some of the myths and realities of out-of-state incorporation.

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

November 14, 2017,

Some 2.5 million military veterans in the U.S. own businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. Are you a veteran who owns a business or hopes to start one in the near future?

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