Business Formation

There's more than one way to set up a business officially. Learn the differences between business types so you can pick the one that's right for you.

What does Inc. mean?

When you see "Inc." after a company name mean and what does it tell you about the company? There are several abbreviations that companies include in…

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Why do I need a business plan if i'm not raising money?

Even if you don't need to find investors, devoting time and effort to making a business plan will pay you back down the road.

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Do I Even need an LLC?

Although many small businesses are limited liability companies (LLCs), some founders may not actually need LLC protections. See if that includes you.

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5 things to know before you franchise

A franchise puts you in the express lane to business ownership, setting you up with a business model, a system, and a recognized brand name.

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Six ways to get great business advice for free

Good business advice can save your small business, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Here are six free or low-cost ways to get top-notch…

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86 key entrepreneur statistics for 2021 and beyond

Entrepreneurs are a gutsy bunch. They think big and work hard. They also take risks, and that's certainly proved to be true in 2020. Here is what's…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Business Owner? 7 Key Questions

Whether you've always had an entrepreneurial spirit or believe that self-employment offers the best job security, there's never been a better time to…

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Betting on vets, the new entrepreneurs

Highly trained and self-motivated, veterans tend to make phenomenal entrepreneurs. A wealth of federal and private resources, programs, and loan…

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A Guide to Federal Small Business Loans for Women

If you're a female entrepreneur thinking about starting your own business, now is a great time to do it. Federal funding and low-interest loans might…

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8 most profitable small business ideas

Small businesses are abundant, but profits aren't always guaranteed. Here are some small business ideas with big earning potential.

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