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How to estimate small business sales

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Estimating sales is important, and helps you determine the overall achievability of your business idea. The better your sales forecast, the better able you’ll be to make those ever-important decisions about growth. Estimating sales lets organize market and financial data in a way that helps you determine what your profit might be. One of the […]

How to identify a work-from-home scam

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Starting a small business from home definitely has its perks, including time to run errands during the day, increased workspace flexibility, and money saved on transportation. So if you encounter a company that claims to give you the freedom to work from home, it can be tempting. However, not all home-based business programs are as […]

13 questions to ask before you start a small business

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Deciding that you’re going to become an entrepreneur is exciting. Finally, you’ve had the great business idea you’ve been waiting for! But, wait. Not so fast. How do you know your business idea will work as an actual business? How do you know if you’re actually ready for the hard work and personal stress that […]

Can small business creativity be learned?

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Perhaps the question should be “Can creativity be re-learned?” Many studies of creativity in children and adults show that children are more creative than adults. Why is this? Many researchers point to our education system, built on principles developed during the Industrial Revolution. People in this time period were producing linear-thinking, hard-working, conforming factory workers. […]

5 questions venture capitalists ask small businesses

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

If you’ve never developed or given a pitch to a venture capitalist before, you might not be sure what sorts of questions you should prepare for. When preparing your small business pitch, try to have answers ready for these five common questions.

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