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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
 

7 Top Small Business Funding Strategies for 2018

Identifying the right way to finance your small business is an important decision for any entrepreneur. Unless you are sitting on a pile of cash, you will need to go out and secure funds for start-up costs and to keep the business, not to mention your personal life, going until revenue begins to appear.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding strategies
 

8 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Business in 2018

Thinking about starting your own business in 2018? As seen in the recent post, 4 Top Industries for Entrepreneurs in 2018, there are lots of great options and possibilities for would-be business owners.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in start a business, blog
 

Top Challenges for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Optimism abounds for entrepreneurs in 2018, with stock markets continuing to offer strong returns, strong consumer sales, and a vibrant job market.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding
 

4 Top Industries for Entrepreneurs in 2018 (+ Top States to Set Up Shop!)

Every year brings new innovations and opportunities for entrepreneurs as consumer tastes and preferences evolve. 

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding
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