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Understanding Liability: How to Protect Your Business From Lawsuits

Managing a business comes with its own set of challenges, and one of the most formidable is the potential for litigation. Legal disputes can drain your financial resources, consume precious time, and tarnish your company’s reputation. However, strategic planning and support from a trusted advisor can significantly mitigate these risks, safeguarding both your personal and […]

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10 Survival Strategies for Today’s New Entrepreneur: Part 2

Welcome back to our exploration of foundational strategies for building a successful business. In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of partnerships, preparedness, inclusivity, team support, and maintaining a unique business identity. In this second installment, we continue with 5 more strategies that are essential for modern entrepreneurs aiming to thrive […]

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10 Survival Strategies for Today’s New Entrepreneur: Part 1

Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that starting your own business is a thrilling endeavor that requires creativity, resilience, and strategic thinking. Whether you’re planning to launch a disruptive tech startup or open a charming local cafe, there are foundational strategies that will help you lay a strong groundwork for success and help you survive […]

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The FTC’s Non-Compete Ban: What It Means For Small Business

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent decision to ban non-compete agreements marks a significant shift in how labor markets will operate across the United States. This rule, passed by a narrow 3-2 vote on April 23, 2024, prohibits the use of non-compete clauses nationwide but allows some leeway for senior executives. As a small business […]

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Avoid Accidentally Using Someone Else’s Trademark in 4 Practical Steps

The journey of launching a new business or expanding an existing one brings the thrill of crafting a unique identity—choosing a catchy name, designing an eye-catching logo, and selecting other branding elements. This creative process is exhilarating, yet it’s fraught with hidden dangers, notably the risk of infringing on another company’s established trademark. This mistake […]

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Using Credit Cards to Fund Business Growth: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Starting a business is an exciting venture, but it also comes with a plethora of challenges, not least among them securing adequate funding. In a previous article, I discussed the pros and cons of business loans and lines of credit. Here, I’ll cover another funding resource: credit cards. However, the thought of using credit cards […]

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Effective Communication for Effective Leadership: A Guide for Entrepreneurs

In the entrepreneurial world, where innovation and vision drive the future, the importance of effective communication is often overlooked. But the ability to convey your ideas clearly, persuade and inspire action can make or break your business. Being able to communicate well is crucial for business leaders. It’s not merely a “nice to have” skill […]

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Clash of Cash: Small Business Loans vs. Lines of Credit

When starting or expanding a small business, one of the most critical decisions an entrepreneur faces is how to fund their venture. Oftentimes, business growth is held back by a sort of “chicken-or-the-egg” scenario in which the business owner needs to hire or invest in a resource in order to grow, but they can’t afford […]

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Improve Your Financial Fitness and Grow Your Business With Confidence

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is akin to setting out on an uncharted adventure. It’s filled with unknowns, challenges, and the occasional surprise twist. While physical fitness often gets the spotlight with its glossy gym selfies and trendy workout regimes, there’s a quieter, more calculated player in the game of success: financial fitness. We aren’t […]

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An Ai Future Is Coming: Make Sure Your Business Is Ready

The future is knocking on our door, and it’s asking if we’ve met its friend, Artificial Intelligence (AI). For business owners, this isn’t just a polite inquiry—it’s a call to adapt or be left behind in the dust of progress. Embracing an AI future doesn’t require you to become a sci-fi protagonist like Tom Cruise […]

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Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Choosing a Successor for Your Business

Selecting the individual to lead your business after you step down is a huge decision. It’s not merely about finding someone who mirrors your personality or whom you favor personally. Rather, the crux lies in identifying a successor who possesses the right qualifications plus the vision and capabilities to steer your company toward continued success.  […]

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