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Deciding whether to get BBB accredited is an easy choice for some small business owners but others have questions. Is it worth the fee? What value does it really bring? As you will see, getting accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has a number of strategic advantages. Among other things, it adds credibility to
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Many Americans are, unfortunately, receiving unemployment compensation right now. But that could be an opportunity for would-be entrepreneurs. Have you considered starting a business with that unemployment money? And there’s a real need for innovation.Unemployment rose in the U.S. in April with the biggest monthly spike since 1948.  Small Business Trends contacted Mike Nunez, Chief
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Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank judge, and famed investor and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban. Cuban has been a champion for small and medium businesses (SMBs), personally answering questions on LinkedIn and Twitter, sharing expert tips, and even encouraging his network to shop small. During our conversation, Cuban shared stories and actionable insights for small
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Many entrepreneurs need support from time to time. But every business may need a unique blend of services. That’s why Donna Williams of D.Williams Consulting, LLC offers completely customizable solutions — because she understands the ever-changing needs of small businesses. Read more about her journey and the company she’s built in this week’s Small Business
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What you can do to protect your business, your employees and yourself during times of unrest. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! June 1, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The civic unrest spreading across the U.S. and other countries offers yet another
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Buying a franchise is potentially a very profitable way of owning your own business. The franchisor can’t guarantee the franchise business owner will be successful. But studies of the franchise business model have proven franchisees are more likely to be successful than if they had started a business on their own. Pros of Buying a
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Being quarantined inside is difficult on its own but doing it with other people truly makes it hard. Too often we shy away from negative conflict which only makes issues grow. What negotiation strategies can you use to get an agreement that fits what you need and help with employers and customers as well? On
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Imagine that your soul mate arrived home from work excited about starting a new business. Imagine that the new business would involve picking up dog poop. In 1999, listening to talk radio during his work commute, Jacob D’Aniello heard a caller talking about a dog poop problem. Once home, he eagerly told his fiancé Susan
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Today’s employees receive more than 576 emails annually, according to a recent report from GuideSpark, a provider of business communication solutions. That means your team has to sift through noise to find the critical messages. This can lead to missed messages, overwhelm, and confusion, which ultimately means less effective employees. How Communication Overload Affects Employee
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It has been a trying several weeks, but we have so much to be proud of. April 24, 2020 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It is hard to believe that six weeks ago we were all living life as we previously knew it and making plans for the life we
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Content Freshness Usefulness This book will show you the ins and outs of starting a direct to consumer business. Ideal for B2C startups and product-based businesses. Selling Naked Have you noticed how many products are out there that used to require a personal visit that now comes straight to your door — sometimes monthly? Let’s see:
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Innovation comes from environments where ideas can connect. So, what kind of environment does an epidemic create when it comes to spurring innovation. This is the very question a new infographic from Top Masters in Public Health Degrees developed by NowSourcing looks to answer. According to the report, ground-breaking innovations have come despite the tragic
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