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How Much Does it Cost to Start a New Business?

January 3, 2017

Determining your startup costs can be complex. There are many variables to think about and in some cases, the best you can do is to make educated guesses. But the more accurate you can be in estimating your costs, the more likely you are to fund your startup appropriately, and therefore be poised for success.

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The Critical Nature of Processes

January 3, 2017

A successful business relies on three major components: people, processes and resources. Business owners focus on the resources almost without fail. When employee behaviors match expectations, the company will be successful. So, how can we make sure employee behaviors match expectations? This is where processes come in. Including well-defined processes in the business environment is the surest way to setting the conditions for success in any business model.

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A 5-Page Website in 5 Simple Steps

January 3, 2017

No matter your company’s size or industry, it’s essential to have a strong website. If you’ve got a product or service to provide, you want people to know about it. A strong Web presence helps ensure that your customers can find you, recognize you, respect you, know what you have to offer, and give you their business.

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How to Set Up a Board of Advisors

January 3, 2017

When you start a business, it is always useful to create a board of advisors. A board of advisors is a group of business people who can help you with your company, by providing advice you may be missing from key roles or staff. Such a group may include accountants, lawyers, marketers, or other entrepreneurs in later stages of company development.

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How to Assemble A “Crack” Startup Team With Family, Contractors and Interns

January 3, 2017

You may not be able to juggle all the responsibilities of a new business single-handedly. Although right now you may not be able to afford to hire full-time employees, you can still assemble a “crack” team of passionate friends, family members, outside contractors and interns who would be willing to accept equity or experience as compensation. Here’s a mini-guide on what to consider when hiring family, contractors and interns.

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