Common Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs face not only the challenges common to all new business owners, but also some additional specific challenges. The ADP Blog team has identified some of those common challenges for women entrepreneurs, and, in conversation with Lisa Champagne-Minyard from Women’s Economic Ventures, also looked at ways for women to overcome these challenges. Some of […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Registering a Logo

Question: What is the best way to register a company logo? Generally, trademark protection is available for logos, business names, slogans, and some design elements. When a name, logo or design is being used primarily to distinguish your goods or services from the goods or services of competitors, in other words, its function is to […]

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4 Reasons Corporations Are Attractive to Investors

Every new, and established alike, business needs some investors to get their venture off the ground. Without the initial funding, there would be a lot of startups that would never even get to see their first year in business. A small business will need money all throughout its lifetime to stay afloat, but it’s the first batch of […]

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Tailfin Marketing: No Typical Day

Working at a small company, everyone has to wear multiple hats. At Tailfin Marketing, said co-founder Greg Abel, there is no such thing as a typical day. Sure, there are some things that have to be done on the business side, but there are different things happening every day—it’s a balance. The day could have […]

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Midweek Reading: Luck, Training, and Job Descriptions

How much of a role has luck played in your career? Successes like Warren Buffett and Fred Wilson openly credit luck for almost all of their success, but many others refuse to admit luck plays any part at all. Is there a right balance to strike? (New York Times) Many economists believe worker training programs […]

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How Small Failures Help You Avoid a Big One

American optimism has launched many businesses. But it’s all too easy for enthusiastic entrepreneurs to think that they can push through problems by sheer optimism. As I have found out in my years in business, though, if you don’t deal with reality, reality will surely deal with you. There’s actually recent scientific research to back […]

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The Right Way to Go into Business with a Partner

Starting a business up with a partner is a great idea—not only does a business partner effectively halve the staggering amount of work that comes with forming a new company, but having a partner also means having someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of. For many sole-proprietorships, the only employee on the payroll […]

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