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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 »

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How to Recognize and Put a Stop to Employee Burnout

Many, if not all, companies deal with employee burnout. When employees feel burnt out and under-appreciated, then productivity and revenue of the company decreases. Are you worried an employee’s flame is sputtering? Here are the most common signs of a burnt out employee. Missing in action When an employee suddenly starts missing work more often… Read more »

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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 »