Starting a business involves a great deal of filling out and filing the appropriate paperwork to get up and running. A lot of it is fun to work on—picking a business name, logo, color scheme and location—but there’s also plenty of legal work that new small business owners need to think about, including deciding whether…

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Google the phrase “certified b corporation” and take a quick scroll through the results in Google’s News tab. Chances are, you’ll come across dozens of press releases about various companies throughout the United States that are earning their B Corporation certification every week. Making the shift to a Certified B Corporation, whether you were already…

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Starting a business all on your own can prove to be one of the more difficult occupation paths to take on. Thankfully, new entrepreneurs will find that the more people they add to their team from investors to employees and partners, the easier it is to run a business. Partners make for a wonderful business asset for…

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Trademarks and DBAs may seem like the same concept, if you’re fairly new to understanding small business terminology. Trademarks may include business names and other media that distinguishes a startup and its uniqueness to the world while a DBA is an acronym for “doing business as.” Businesses may register for trademarks and DBAs to protect…

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Every startup has to develop a process for doing business. Whether that means the business owner has sketched a detailed map of each employee’s day-to-day functions or merely drawn out a list of guiding principles that lead the organization through each and every business transaction. There must be a process in place to set out…

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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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Running multiple businesses is not for the faint of heart—doing so requires a lot of work and dedication. But if you’re driven, motivated, and passionate about what you do and who you do it for, serial entrepreneurship might just be the next step to take your business in. With great power comes great responsibility and…

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Question: I am beginning a new business and would like to secure funding through angel investors. Where should I start? Of course, the angel investor category can include family, friends, and business associates. Also, the type of business venture and amount of capital needed can influence where to look for angel investors. For example, your…

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