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How to Start a Small Business (101)

Entrepreneurship is a daunting endeavor, especially if you’re looking to start your first business. Everything begins with a promising idea to present to investors, but there is a significant amount of groundwork to cover before your business is ready to… Read more…

What is a DBA? (Explained)

When starting and operating a business, there are many compliance issues to consider, such as business name and business structure. So, what is a DBA, and does your business need one? DBA stands for “doing business as” — document that links your… Read more…

11 Business Plan Templates

We’ve created a series of unique business plan templates, outlined below, that you can download and customize for any business. Writing a business plan is the first step to establishing a foundation for your business. While many entrepreneurs write their… Read more…

How to Close an LLC (Step-by-Step)

You have launched a new small business, but things didn’t go as planned. That’s alright because failure is an inevitable part of every entrepreneurial journey. Now, as part of the “wrap up,” you need to figure out how to close your limited liability… Read more…

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