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How to Build Your Business Budget

For small business owners, one of the most important tasks is to build a comprehensive, thorough, and accurate budget. Having a precise budget lets you know how much money you need for start-up costs and ongoing expenses, anticipate gaps, and know how much funding you need.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in blog
 

5 Legal Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business

Having sound legal advice is always a good idea for any business owner, but perhaps even more critical for an entrepreneur who is starting and growing a new business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business solutions, start a business, business structure
 

From WANTrepreneur to Entrepreneur: The Essential To-Do List

When you are thinking of starting your own business, you have many decisions to make. Where should you begin and what is the right sequence to take to go from wanting to be an entrepreneur (WANTrepreneur) to becoming an entrepreneur?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Small business ideas, entrepreneur, business startups
 

Should You Go Into Debt to Start a Business?

When entrepreneurs are thinking about starting their own business, one decision that weighs heavily is whether to go into debt. As seen in the recent post, Small Business Funding By the Numbers: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know, there are plenty of financing options available to small business owners.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k) plan, small business financing, blog
 

What Is the Outlook for Entrepreneurs in Low-Income Areas?

Recent research from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy shows the landscape is optimistic for entrepreneurs considering starting their businesses in low-income areas.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Entrepreneurs, blog, low income areas
 

Rainmaker Roundup March 2018: Client Wins

How will changes to the SBA's Standard Operating Procedures affect your business in 2018?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Benetrends Rainmaker Plan, Client Sucesses, Rainmaker Roundup
 

Should You Register Your Business as a Women-Owned Business?

Women-owned businesses can leverage financing options and preferred-vendor status with various federal departments by registering as such. Taking advantage of these opportunities, depending on the industry, can open up major perks for women looking to start or grow their own companies.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Small Business Funding for Women, women owned business, registering a small business
 

Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

A recent report released by the U.S. Small Business Administration provides valuable insights on which states provide the best opportunities for those interested in starting a business. As seen in the recent post, Small Business Funding By the Numbers: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know, there are great opportunities for financing and making the leap, but knowing where to do so is a critical decision.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in blog
 

Small Business Funding By the Numbers: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know

A recent report by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy provides detailed data about the state of small business funding. The data illustrates some of the challenges and opportunities for small business owners in 2018.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding, blog
 

Pros and Cons of Franchise Ownership in 2018

Are you thinking about buying a franchise? There are major upsides to going that route, such as brand recognition, built-in marketing support, and networks of like-minded business owners. There are also some downsides that should be considered, such as franchise fees and corporate requirements, and these should factor into your decision.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in franchise ownership, blog
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