how to set up a small business | small business start up guide

Listen to my interview with serial entrepreneur and investor, Michele Romanow about how she built an app that earned $500,000 in 3 months (as a side business idea outside of her day job) and how she eventually sold the company to Groupon. It’s seriously incredible. It sounds too good to be true—getting paid to represent […]

running a small business | how to start a successful small business

LLC (Limited Liability Company): Again, this is the most popular business structure because it offers the protection of a corporation without the double taxation or intensive legal upkeep. LLCs also get more versatile taxation options. If your company includes two members or more, you can choose to be treated as a partnership or corporation, while […]

small business owner | how to start up your own business

Too many entrepreneurs make the mistake of trying to run their business venture out of their personal bank account. It’s super important to create a separate bank account for your business, primarily because it isolates your professional financials and makes them easier to manage and track. That said, dropshipping is a low-investment way to test product-market fit […]

setting up a small business | how to start my own company

If your business provides a service, you may also want to consider professional liability insurance. It covers you if you do something wrong or neglect to do something you should have done while operating your business. Learn more about the types of insurance policies your business might need here. Tired of chasing after paid blogging gigs? […]

how to create your own business | i want to start my own company

There is a huge market and a big opportunity selling promotional material. Your best market will be mid to larger sized businesses, who are willing to spend some money to both promote their business to their customers or to use promotional items as incentives and rewards for their employees. Basically, you are reselling the product […]

start your business | how to own my own business

With this business, you could focus on providing PC training to employees at smaller to mid-sized companies that are too small to have their own IT departments. Or you could offer classes to individuals. Car washing or detailing services don’t always need to involve lots of complicated equipment or business acumen. You can set up […]

how to run a small business | opening up your own business

When my Rolex needed repair, I was determined to save some money so I went to an independent repair service. I visited his shop in Ft. Lauderdale and it was a relatively large operation with half a dozen technicians or so serving not just the local community, but shipping watches back and forth all over. […]

what to do to start a business | how to start a successful small business

Starting a microbrewery is not for the faint of heart. It’s also not for those that don’t dream, live, and drink beer like it’s the water of the gods. But if this sounds like you then go for it! Even if it might seem like a saturated industry, the reality is that even though microbreweries […]

new business ideas | how to own a company

Your marketing plan. What’s your marketing budget? Where will you focus your efforts? Social media, email campaigns, online ads? If you’ve done enough research on your target market, you’ll know where to find them. Just like your milestones, your marketing efforts are bound to evolve — but you still need to establish an initial strategy. […]