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Starting a Business with a Young Family and a Day Job

In Mangawhai, located in the New Zealand countryside, lies a beautiful olive grove. This grove is the site of a family-run business that plants, grows, and harvests these olives and then uses them to manufacture premium quality extra virgin olive oil. This is the home of Divinity Olives, a company run by married couple Michael and… Read more »

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This Week in Small Business: From Licenses to Market Research

There’s no doubt about it—being a business owner is challenging. From creating a cash flow statement, to conducting market research, getting the necessary licenses and permits, and making sure you’re up to date on your industry, starting and running a business takes work. That’s why on Bplans, we do our best to compile the resources… Read more »

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One Little Ice Cream Cart That’s About to Have Big Growth

Heart of Chocolate. Raspberry Rickey. Smoked Salt Caramel #6. Blackberry Cheesecake. Ready to scream for ice cream? Since its founding in 2010, Red Wagon Creamery has made significant leaps with its from-scratch, local-ingredient, artisanal ice cream. Beginning as a small red cart in Eugene, Oregon, today Red Wagon Creamery has a downtown storefront, local retail… Read more »

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This Week in Small Business: From Negotiation to Funding

This week on Bplans, we asked other entrepreneurs how to find a business partner, laid out the process for effective business negotiations, broke down the different funding options for new businesses, and discussed how the business plan can be used as a management tool. Do you have a topic you’d like us to cover on… Read more »