Becoming a Small Business Owner

    Whether you're looking to open a retail store or just start an online business you can run from home, we've got practical tips and ideas to help you get started as a small business owner.
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    How to Harness the Power of Nature With a Wind Farm
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    Cooperatives—an Old-School Business Type for the 21st Century
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    Identifying Gaps in the Market for Your Small Business
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    When Is Your Business No Longer a “Startup”?
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    Can You Start a Business While on Unemployment?
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    Finding a Business Mentor with SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives
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    Reputational Risk: How To Protect Your Business From Bad Publicity
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    Best States to Incorporate a Business
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    What Are Social Payments?
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    Average Small Business Owner Salary in the U.S.
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    How the Sharing Economy Can Help Your Home Business Grow
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    The 10 Most Profitable Small Businesses
    How Common Law Employee Status is Determined
    What Is a Common-Law Employee?
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    Accounting Terms Every Business Owner Should Know
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    Common Mistakes Made When Creating Meta Titles
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    Double Taxation and the Disadvantages of Forming a Corporation
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    What You Need to Know About Sending a Cease and Desist Letter
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    New Opportunities Still Means Too Few for WOBs in Construction
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    What Automatic Copyright Laws Do and Do Not Protect
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    Sublease Rights Are Limited and Complex
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    A Surge in Hispanic Women's Business Growth and Resources to Help
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    Step by Step Guide to Creating a Business Page on Facebook
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    Intellectual Property Laws: What Small Businesses Should Know
    What is a small business and why it matters
    9 Reasons to Start a Business From Your Home
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    The Lowdown on Personal vs Business Credit Cards
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    Credit Protections: How They Differ for Consumers and Businesses
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    How to Make Your Small Business a Large Business
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    Interns Are Usually Covered By Workers' Compensation Insurance
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    How Can You Work Peacefully Alongside Your Spouse?
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    Dealing With Angry Employee Questions at Work
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    How to Sell Children's Products
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    Here Is an Example of a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Statement
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    How to Handle False Reviews on Yelp
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    Here's How to Start a Small Business in Virginia
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    The Best Small Business Opportunities for 2021
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    9 Best Drone Business Ideas To Start Right Away
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    16 Money-Making Mobile Business Ideas
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    Small Business Saturday and What It Means for You
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    16 Part-Time Businesses You Can Start Today
    How to decide on the right business idea for you.
    Top Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs
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    Great Business Ideas for Working With Seniors
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    Top 5 Work-at-Home Business Opportunities
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    How to Evaluate a Business Idea Before Taking the Plunge
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    Here Are Some Great Business Ideas for Women With No Start-Up Costs
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    Need Some Quick Money? Try One of These Fall Business Ideas
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    Love Books? Why Not Become a Book Reseller?
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    A List of 10 Technology-Related Business Ideas
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    Top 10 Business Opportunities
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    Weddings Are Still Big Business: Here Are Ways to Cash In!
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    7 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Money-Making Property
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    How to Start a Used Book Store Online With Just a Little Cash
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    Looking for Summer Work? Here Are 10 Ideal Businesses for Students
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    101 New Ideas to Inspire You to Start a Business
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    Here's a Collection of the Best Small Business Ideas
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    The Pros and Cons of Starting a Project Management Business
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    The Pros and Cons of Starting a Virtual Call Center Business
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    The Pros and Cons of Starting an Image Consulting Business
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    Earn Money and Help the Environment by Refilling Old Ink Cartridges
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    The Pros and Cons of Starting a Construction Cleanup Business
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    The Pros and Cons of Starting a Personal Concierge Service Business