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Helpful Business Articles

Read these helpful articles on business planning, website building, new technologies, and more. Read more

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Do Startup Entrepreneurs Really Need College Degrees?

November 13, 2018,

Whether a college degree is necessary to start a business or a waste of time that could be better spent launching a startup has been hotly debated for decades.

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How and Why Women Start Businesses

November 8, 2018,

Our fourth infographic based on “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report focuses on how women start businesses, why they start businesses, and why they chose the industries they did.

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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #4: How and Why Women Start Businesses

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the factors women consider when deciding to open a business and what type of businesses they start. Read more

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How Encore Entrepreneurs Can Manage Their Risk

October 3, 2018,

If you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur as a second act, this measured, level-headed approach is worth noting no matter what type of business you may want to start.

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Blog

15 Essential Sites for Women Business Owners

September 24, 2018,

Here are 15 of Rieva Lesonsky’s favorite online resources for women entrepreneurs.

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Blog

Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

August 27, 2018,

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup?

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8 Ways to Make Your Business Proposal Stand Out

August 22, 2018,

When it comes to winning new customers, the proposal you put in front of potential clients is key. Learn how to ensure that all of your business proposals knock the socks off of your soon-to-be customers!

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8 Ideas to Start a Business Helping Seniors

August 14, 2018,

Are you looking for a profitable, affluent and growing market to target with a new business? You should think about creating a business for seniors.

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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