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Launching Your Own Hair Salon

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in entrepreneurs, business growth, small business ideas

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Are you considering starting a personal-services business? One smart choice is a hair salon.

The hair salon industry is massive. In 2018, there were 996,000 hair care businesses in the United States. Those companies generated $46 billion in revenue and employed 1.3 million people. From 2013 to 2018, the industry has seen a 2.4 percent average annual growth rate.

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Have Entrepreneurial Dreams? Watch These 11 Industries in 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2019 4:45:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in business startup, 2019, small business ideas

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According to May 2019 figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 3.4 million people voluntarily left their jobs in March of 2019. Many of these former employees made the choice to leave corporate America to pursue their own entrepreneurial ambitions.

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2019 Small Business Marketing: Where to Start

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, business growth, small business ideas

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Getting the word out is an essential part of starting your own business. In 2019, businesses can deploy some inexpensive strategies to drive their marketing success. 

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8 Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2019 9:28:41 AM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, small business ideas

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Information is gold for entrepreneurs. Learning from others is a great way to understand best practices and learn from the successes and mistakes of others. 

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Entrepreneur's Startup Success Guide for 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2019 11:06:51 AM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, small business ideas

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There are many steps to complete before starting your own business, including careful consideration of your customers' needs and how to effectively market.

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Top 7 Online Businesses for Entrepreneurs for 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in business startup, 2019, small business ideas

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If you are considering starting an online business, there are many options available to you. 

Choosing the right online business means doing a little homework, as seen in the recent post, E-Commerce 101: How to Start an Online Business. It also means selecting a venture that fits with your background, expertise, and interests.

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A 9-Step Guide: Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in entrepreneurs, small business ideas, business planning resources

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When do you know it is time to take a leap of faith when it comes to your career?

Every would-be entrepreneur has asked that question in a moment of soul-searching. When is the right time to move on, to try something different, and to take a calculated risk?

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2018 1:38:17 PM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, business growth, small business ideas

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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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Should You Try Crowdfunding for Your Small Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 12:11:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in small business funding, business growth, small business ideas

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You have likely have seen crowdfunding campaigns, micro-efforts to boost funding to support a special project, development of a game or film, or to support a family in a moment of crisis.

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From Business Concept to Funding: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 4:12:34 PM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, small business ideas

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Entrepreneurs by nature have different DNA. They are driven by a belief in themselves, a vision for success, and outside-the-box thinking. 

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