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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save on Healthcare Finances

Personal and financial freedoms are two selling points that may have convinced you to become a small business owner. Each day you have the freedom to work as hard as you want to grow your company. You don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself about day-to-day decisions. However, with that freedom comes obligation to… Read more »

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10 Effective Offline Marketing Ideas for Startups in 2015

Most of us believe that these days, digital marketing is the only way to get results. While this may be true for a specific target market, some of the best marketing ideas happen offline. The best marketing strategies are those that combine both online and offline ideas seamlessly, in one complete package. If you haven’t… Read more »

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Jed Darland Cultivates Depth of Scope: A Secret to Success Story

When it comes to design, Jed Darland has the sensibility of an artist, and the ingenuity of an inventor. When it comes to business, he’s an opportunist in the best sense of the word. Jed knows how to seize the moment, turn downtime into a new venture, and that venture into a successful business.

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This Week on Bplans: From Forecasting Sales to Intellectual Property

This week on Bplans, we covered several important aspects of business planning, how to protect your ideas, and the concept of the E-Myth (spoiler alert: as the founder, you don’t need to do everything). In addition, we’ve covered many more topics that will help you start, grow, and run your business. Check out this week’s articles, and let… Read more »

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The 5 Best Credit Card Processing Companies for Startups

As an entrepreneur, you’ve got 100 things to check off your list before you can open for business. Among the most important, but often overlooked, is providing a means through which your customers can pay you. Given that over 75% of transactions involve either a debit, credit, prepaid, or gift card, that means finding a… Read more »