This Week in Small Business: From Crowdfunding eBooks to New Funding Resources

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This week on Bplans, we covered several different ways of funding your business, and the legality of selling goods. From our list of top funding resources for both existing and new businesses, to information on how to make your crowdfunding campaign a success, tips on how to keep your day job while starting your business, and the laws to keep in mind when selling merchandise, you’ll be bound to find a resource that can help your small business.

1. 10 eBooks You Need to Read Before Crowdfunding

While crowdfunding can be a great way to help finance your business, it’s not always as easy as setting up a Kickstarter campaign and sitting back while the funds stream in. Check out these 10 eBooks (many of which are also available in hard-copy) and learn the ins and outs of successful crowdfunding.

2. 19 Funding Resources for New and Existing Businesses

Need alternative lending, or access to grant information? We’ve compiled a list of 19 of the top funding resources for both businesses that are in the process of starting, or are already up and running. This article is a great jumping off point for the various types of funding you can take advantage of, all in one place.

3. Selling Your Goods In-Store Versus Online: Legally, What’s the Difference? [Part 1]

While you’re likely familiar with the idea of a privacy policy or buyer agreement, there are differences from a legal standpoint when it comes to selling online versus selling in a brick-and-mortar store. Each format comes with its own set of unique circumstances, and this article lays out clearly how to navigate that process, no matter whether you run a brick-and-mortar shop, an eCommerce store, or both.

4. 8 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Are Balancing Their Business with Their Day Job

Starting your business while still employed at your day job is often a smart idea; however, it can take some pretty excellent time management skills and a good work ethic to prove successful. We asked entrepreneurs for their tips on balancing the two.

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