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Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Whether your small business is winding down or picking up, take some time to enjoy these small business blog posts and articles we’ve enjoyed recently. Read anything you liked? Let us know in the comments! Waking Up at 5 a.m. Isn’t Enough to Make You a Successful Entrepreneur at Entrepreneur How Two Leaders Use Hidden […]

What is social entrepreneurship?

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

According to David Bornstein and Susan Davis in their book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, social entrepreneurship can be defined as: “A process by which citizens build or transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems, such as poverty, illness, illiteracy, environmental destruction, human rights abuses and corruption, in order to make life […]

How to spot franchise fraud

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Franchising can be a relatively low-risk pathway into entrepreneurship – they get support and direction from the franchisor, and follow the structures laid out by the franchisor. However, sometimes, a franchise opportunity can seem too good to be true. Not all franchises are created equal, and you can’t necessarily buy into any franchise and wait for […]

GoForth’s 30-question location suitability checklist

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Recently, we shared the seven components of a great business location. Once you’ve narrowed down your location search, ask yourself these 30  important questions to further assess its suitability: Do the zoning requirements allow for my business type? What is the condition of the building – are any repairs or renovations required? Does the location’s […]

How can microfinance help entrepeneurs?

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Microfinance, sometimes called microcredit, means giving credit, savings, and general banking services to the millions of people who are unable to qualify for these services from a regular banking institution. Generally, this means a person lacking a certain amount of collateral – assets or money used to “secure” regular financing. Banking the “unbankable” is made […]

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