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May 6, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Coronavirus-related lockdowns laid waste to small businesses and local economies in 2020. Layoffs at small businesses jumped more than 1,000 percent during the first wave of lockdowns in March and April, and by the fall, more than 100,000 small businesses had permanently closed. Many small business
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The application opened at noon and is available until funding runs out. May 3, 2021 2 min read In an effort to buoy the restaurant industry amid the effects of the pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has created a $28.6 billion fund for restaurants under the American Rescue Plan. Starting today, small businesses
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Food trucks are everywhere. Looking to buy one?  You’ll need to start with a budget. Then decide on whether you want to lease, or buy a new or used food truck. You can buy one on eBay or Craigslist, but there are risks involved. Here’s a list of some of the best places to buy
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. When seeking to buy an existing business, you may need to get a loan to cover all or part of the initial purchase. There are plenty of small business financing options to choose from, including SBA loans, bank
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There have been long standing taboos in a traditional office environment; for example, don’t talk about religion or politics and don’t have a romantic relationship with someone you work with at your company. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Stacy Adams from Vyond, a video animation software company that supports businesses in easily
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Making and selling things from home is a great way to make money either full-time or to supplement another job. Working at your own pace doing something you love doing can improve wellbeing and work/life balance. Best Things
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One of the eternal questions in entrepreneurship is why do so many startups still fail. Is it a bad idea, poor execution or are many just not cut out to be their own boss? On The Small Business Radio Show this week, Tom Eisenmann, a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School discusses the
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Companies can be built for other things in addition to making a profit. Executives at Zoho practice what they call “Zohonomics” where they design their growth strategy around humanity instead of just in monetary terms. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Praval Singh Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience at Zoho discusses
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you want to enter the world of entrepreneurship without starting from scratch, you may consider buying a business. However, some prospective business buyers aren’t sure where to start. Luckily, there are business brokers, marketplace sites, and tons
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One of the first lessons I learned when I started my business is that setting prices, especially for a service business, is quite difficult, especially when you’re essentially charging for your ideas, backed mostly by your reputation. When it comes to pricing, there are many important factors to consider, such as sales channels, cost of
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Between April and August 2020, 8,731 PPP loans were duplicates, totaling about $692 million. March 15, 2021 3 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider The Paycheck Protection Program was established under the CARES Act to provide aid to small businesses suffering during the pandemic. But it provided too much aid, it turns out.  But
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. From a business perspective, recycling efforts support good community values and are an important component of an overall waste reduction program. Some recycling actions offer immediate savings and associated benefits while others may involve an upfront cost that
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A Better Business Bureau review carries a lot of weight with potential customers. Every favorable customer review can greatly boost your business. One of the best aspects of BBB customer reviews is that they are real, based on a real experience between consumer and company. The BBB verifies the source and substance of customer reviews
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In today’s world, improving your business’s cash flow-the lifeblood of any company-can mean the difference between being able to pay your employees or having to close up shop. March 10, 2021 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In today’s world, improving your business’s cash flow—the lifeblood of any company—can mean
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Planting trees is a simple way to support the environment. But many companies don’t have the manpower or resources to start their own green initiatives. Luckily, ForestPlanet aims to make the process easier. Not only does this company support the environment, they also give businesses a cost effective way to create greener brands. And they
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