5 Business Ideas to Start Your Business This Weekend

It’s possible that you’ve always wanted to start a business or maybe you’ve recently been laid off or are looking for a new challenge. Regardless of your reasons, sometimes the more difficult decision is determining what business that you want to start. Here are 5 businesses you can start today without a small-business loan. Selling Unused Books or Electronics – ...

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Foreign Born Business Owners Fueling America [INFOGRAPHIC]

Entrepreneurs and business owners born outside of the United States are sparking entrepreneurial innovation in America. Intuit created an infographic to show these findings: Statistics: 1 in 5 small business owners in America is foreign-born. Of the 1.8 million new small business owners between 1990 and 2010, 30% were foreign born. 1 in 10 immigrant small business owners in the ...

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5 Things Great Leaders Do and Failing Leaders Don’t

Leadership is a high-wire balancing act that requires a combination of juggling, massaging egos, motivation, management and sometimes even tough love. Roxana Hewertson, the CEO of Highland Consulting Group, Inc. based in upstate New York, provides a list of 5 things that great leaders do and 5 things leaders don’t do. 5 THINGS GREAT LEADERS DO 1) Read/understand own emotions ...

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How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Small Businesses from Lawsuits

57% of lawsuits effect companies making less than $1 million in revenue. 1 in 3 small business owners are sued or threatened with a law suit. Bolt Insurance developed an infographic for entrepreneurs and business owners to learn more about the most common lawsuits that small businesses face, how much it may cost them, and how they can protect themeselves. ...

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6 Articles Business Owners Should Read Before Obama, Romney Debate Tonight

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in the presidential campaign tonight to debate the issues of the country. One of the key groups that are sure to be discussed tonight are small business owners. For those busy entrepreneurs that have been running their businesses, we compiled some information from across the ...

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Customer Service

October 1, 2012 to October 5, 2012 is Customer Services Week, an international event “devoted to recognize the importance of customer service and to honor the people who serve and support customers with highest degree of care and professionalism.” Related Post: Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: 300 Pages Revamping Service As You Know It The U.S. Congress proclaimed Customer Service Week a nationally recognized event ...

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SizeUp Tool Give Small Businesses Access to Customized Business Intelligence

Recently, the Small Business Administration made an announcement that they were making the SizeUp tool available to all business owners. While businesses do fail at an alarming rate, SizeUp provides an opportunity for small to medium sized businesses to access data analysis to discover insights and trends to make smarter decisions. SizeUp Goal from GIS Planning on Vimeo. The tool is available on the Small ...

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Is Google Plus a Ghost Town? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Google+ is the new kid on the block, so social media experts and individuals may not have tapped the potential of the social media that is supposed to challenge Facebook for supremacy. However, the rise to 170m users have people analyzing the impact and putting on their thinking caps on how to leverage the social media site. Some interesting findings ...

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What Does the Return of Myspace Mean for Entrepreneurs?

Before Facebook, there was a social media network called Myspace and while the network never truly went away, this week the company unveiled a new look with spokesman and investor Justin Timberlake. The company was once go-to social network for everyone, but in the last few years has become more geared for entrepreneurs and business owners in the entertainment or ...

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What’s Keeping Your Small Business from Succeeding? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are currently $1 trillion small business loans that are outstanding. Small businesses play an essential part in powering our economy, but only if they can achieve success. Here are a few examples of common mistakes: Keeping Shoddy Records: Entrepreneurs/idea people are not always great administrators Resisting Change: Be immersed in your industry but do not get so close that you ignore trends ...

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