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Starting Your Business


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Twelve Reasons Why Businesses May Fail

There are many things you can do to greatly reduce your chances for failure as you begin to build your business. Avoiding the following things on our list may not guarantee success, but by paying attention to these issues, you may circumvent many of the common reasons a business fails.

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Starting a Successful Business

If you want to improve the chances of success for your business enterprise, there are many issues to consider. Here are 10 issues you should think about. Knowing the answers to the following questions will help you be more successful.

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Choose the Right Business for You

Starting the right business depends upon your background, interests, personality, experiences, knowledge, and skills. You don’t necessarily have to come up with something so different or so unique that no one has ever heard of it. But you should choose to do something that you can build upon, do better, or do differently than another […]

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Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Starting your own business is a journey filled with excitement. There are many challenges, and many rewards, for those who establish a successful business venture.

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Buying a Business

Buying an existing business can have many advantages over starting one from “scratch”. It can save you time, work, and money.

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Buying a Franchise

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce the success rate for franchise-owned business is high; though not guaranteed.

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