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It does’t matter if you run a fast food restaurant or a hardware store. A franchise owner gets the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship. But this happens without the higher risk levels generally experienced in traditional startups. However, running a franchise gives several advantages. For example, you get less room for innovation than in a startup.
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If you’re a small business owner, there’s really only one question on your mind; how do I stay in business through this COVID-19 crisis? We’ve never seen anything like this before.  But then again, we have had disruptions that have shuttered businesses before.  Maybe you’ve lived through some of these; The energy crisis in the
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Small businesses are being impacted due to coronavirus and precautions to protect against the effects of the COVID-19 disease.  The disruption is rippling across the economy and affecting businesses of all sizes. But small businesses immediately felt the impact. Governments and large corporations are responding with programs and announcements. This article contains a list of
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It’s also giving $1,000 bonuses to each of its employees. March 18, 2020 3 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Until now, Facebook’s response to the coronavirus outbreak has focused on fighting the spread of misinformation — by offering free WHO ads and banning ads that promote false ‘cures.’ Now, Facebook plans to invest $100 million in 30,000 small
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Choosing the right business name can help you get your new venture off to a strong start. However, some entrepreneurs struggle to find names that are relevant, memorable, and available. Luckily, name generators can help spur ideas. There are plenty of these available online, including those for specific industries and niches such as craft business
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GetMyBoat, is a startup that calls itself the “Airbnb of Boats.” This app lets interested people rent boats in many different countries. Small Business Trends contacted Val Streif, marketing manager for GetMyBoat, to find out what makes this enterprise successful. He started by making some big claims. “GetMyBoat is the world’s largest marketplace for boat
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Instacart is a grocery delivery service that operates in markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Part of the growing gig economy, this service provides opportunities for those who want to work as independent contractors or earn a bit of extra money on the side. If you want to become an Instacart shopper or explore a
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Award amounts can range from $5,000 to $80,000. Many claims are settled by employers to avoid damage to the company’s reputation. February 4, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Employment discrimination and wrongful terminations are one of the most common types of lawsuits filed against small businesses. These violations
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If you’re interested in starting a handmade business, a quality craft room is a must. Whether you’re interested in jewelry making or woodworking, such a space can help you effectively store your supplies and inventory while also giving you a dedicated space to hone your creative skills. When you’re setting up your crafts business, having
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We’ve reached that time of year.  I make my predictions for small business. I experienced a good run for about 5 years. But this changed the last few years. So this week, I called in an expert. 2020 Megatrends Rohit Bhargava founded the Non-Obvious Company. And for the last 10 years, he published quite accurately
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If you’re an entrepreneur in Minneapolis, Atlanta or New York, these programs could help fund your business idea. January 16, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Building a business is not an easy undertaking. Whether it’s time management or trying to increase profits, there are many hurdles all entrepreneurs
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Flea markets offer tons of opportunities for entrepreneurs. For example, not only can can apply as a vendor to sell your wares, but you can also find unique items that you can flip and turn into something even more valuable. Whether you’re already a flea market flipper or just getting started, you can always use
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Opening a nail salon proves to be fun and profitable. Do you want to get a headstart? You might want to consider one of these 10 nail salon franchise options. Nail salons continue to grow in popularity over the last couple of decades. As a result, we’ve  seen a boom in recent years. Nail salons
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Paint and sip businesses have really taken off over the past decade. A few of the big names in this space, like Painting with a Twist and Pinot’s Palette, actually launched in the 2000’s. But the concept has moved into many more communities thanks in large part to franchise programs over the last several years.
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