Monthly Archives: April 2015

    Get a Website and connect to the world – Start a small business – Part 5

    1. Get a website. If you’re selling online, get your ecommerce in gear and either build a website, or have one built for you. It’s your storefront, so anything and everything you can do to make people want to visit, and want to stay, do it.     2. Hire professional designers. They may cost...

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    Boost your business using social marketing

    Not Using Twitter Anymore? Let’s Change It!    There was a time when Twitter was in limelight and everyone created an account and started promoting their blog and business. This trend seem to have declined a bit with small businesses. We can still reconnect and make optimum use of...

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    Managing Your Finances – How to start a Business – Part 4

    1 Cover your startup costs. How are you going to finance your business initially? The bank, venture capitalists, angel investors, Small Business Administration (SBA), your own savings: these are all viable options. When you start a business, be realistic. You will probably not roll out of the gate making 100...

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    Covering the Legal Side – How to start a small Business – Part 3

    Covering the Legal Side 1. Consider finding an attorney or other legal advisor. There will be many hurdles to leap as you go from working stiff to overworked and underpaid small business owner. Some of those hurdles will be composed of stacks of documents with rules and regulations, ranging from...

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    How to start a Small Business – Part 2

    Writing a Business Plan 1. Create a business plan. A business plan helps to define what you think you need to launch your business, large or small. It summarizes the sense of your business in a single document. It also creates a map for investors, bankers, and other interested parties...

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    How to Start a Small Business Part 1

    1. Have an idea. It might be a product you’ve always wanted to make, or a service you feel people need. It might even be something people don’t know they need yet, because it hasn’t been invented! It can be helpful—–and fun—–to have people who are bright and creative join...

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