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Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Start a Business or Just Buy a Business?

With millennials embracing entrepreneurism and career independence more than any generation that came before, nearly every facet of every industry has seen its fair share of new business startups. Although some are more successful than others, they all share one common trait: The leadership of a bright and dedicated professional. As current trends dictate, entrepreneurs have two primary choices when ...

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3 Financial Planning Tips to Make Sure Your Startup Survives

If you ever care to closely examine why startups fail, you’ll see that the issues include lack of innovation, mismanagement of financial resources, failure to hire the right people, inability to access capital; inability to adapt to changing business environment and immigration policies. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms ...

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Is Your One-Pager Scaring Away Investors?

An investor one pager is that very short document that sums up your startup. Its main purpose is to grab the investor’s attention, help you stand out and get you that meeting. The problem is that an investor spends around five minutes reading a one pager.  Well actually, this is only if she or he hasn’t tossed it aside before ...

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Startup Expenses for a Medical Claims Billing Service

The following excerpt is from Start Your Own Medical Claims Billing Service. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes One of the many nifty things about a medical billing service is that its startup costs are comparatively low. You have the advantage of establishing a homebased business, which cuts office lease expenses down to nothing. You have almost no inventory, which means ...

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4 Tips From the Founder of a Beyoncé-Backed Startup

Jody Levy doesn’t believe in luck. Instead, she believes that something bigger brought together her product, WTRMLN WTR and mega-star Beyoncé Knowles. After talking with Levy, cofounder and creative director of WTRMLN WTR, I started to think that maybe it is possible for someone to change the world, one cold-pressed melon at a time. Three years ago, the New York–based ...

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