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The Best Small Business Grants for Women

Historically, women-owned businesses have had a more difficult time obtaining credit. In fact, it’s estimated that in general female business owners are 15%-20% less likely to be approved for financing, and the businesses that are approved receive about 80% less capital than men do. And while online loan companies have their own scoring models which […]

What is a Sole Proprietorship?

Sole proprietorships are the most common type of small business in the United States because they are the simplest structure for business owners looking to start and operate a business. If you own a sole proprietorship, the business belongs 100% to you, but you are also 100% liable for anything that happens to your business. […]

What is Doing Business As?

Updated June 1, 2020 Starting a business can be one of the most monumental decisions you will make in your life. There are many important and complex decisions that come with starting your business and getting off on the right foot. One of these decisions is to use a DBA. What is a DBA? A […]

How Becoming a Great Public Speaker Helps You Achieve Your Business Goals

When it comes to public speaking, your small business might seem like a safe zone. You feel very comfortable in the presence of your team, and whenever you have important news to share with your customers, you do it through email newsletters and other content marketing efforts. There’s no need to stand up in front […]

6 Essential Resources for Franchising Your Business

6 Essential Resources for Franchising Your Business Franchising your business can seem like a massive undertaking. Fortunately, there are plenty of franchise resources available to help new franchises get off the ground, from industry associations and trade shows to educational publications and consulting firms.