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3 Tips for Starting a Small Business

Starting a small business can be extremely fulfilling, but it is also a huge challenge, especially for first-time business owners. When you start a small business, you will have questions from day one, such as: Do you need to keep your day job? How will you support yourself and your family until your business takes off? Will your business plan translate to the real world? What are the state and municipal laws regarding your type of business? Here is a little advice to help small business owners start out on the right foot. Tips to Successfully Start a Small Business Forbes recently featured an article with advice for how to successfully start a small business. The top three tips from the article were: Fix a Problem – One of the best ways to build a customer base is to provide a service that solves a problem that your target market…
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A Rose by Any Other Name: The Importance of a Good Business Name

The name of your business is the first impression potential customers will get, and we all know how important first impressions are. A good business name is the difference between a successful business and a business that successfully drives customers to competitors. Building a business takes a lot of time, money, and effort, so it is crucial that you get the name right the first time. It will be very difficult and probably expensive to change it later. What to Look for in a Name Ask yourself the following questions to gauge the strength of any potential names you’re thinking about. Is the name unique? If your name is not unique, or is too close to another businesses name, then it will likely get confused for something else. In some cases, you may even be open to lawsuits if your business name makes you guilty of trademark infringement. Is the…
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