This is the second post in a series on how you can turn your dream of owning a small business into a reality. If you missed Part 1 in the series, you can find it here. Check back each week for new posts.
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This is the first post in our new series about how you can turn your dream of owning a small business into a reality. Check back each week for new posts.
Congratulations! You have a great idea for a new business and want to start your journey as an entrepreneur. But starting a business can seem like a daunting task and you might need some help figuring out if you’re ready to turn your idea into a reality. Read on for tips to help you determine if your business idea has legs.
Validate your idea
This blog was originally posted on the website of Small Business Majority.
In honor of National Small Business Week, we asked several members of our national Small Business Council to share their expert advice on starting and running your own business.
Our panel includes
This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, Justworks.
It should go without saying that most job seekers want a quality benefits package to pair with their job offer. But which employee benefits are the most desired, and how can your company keep pace with the bigger guys?
Justworks conducted an original study* to answer that question.
Below, find out about the gaps between what employers offer and what prospective employees want — and the big opportunities available to growing businesses.
Finance 101: Understanding the building blocks of good credit
You might be perfectly content at work. Maybe you like your co-workers, your boss is a great person, the company seems to be doing really well and you are totally satisfied with your current salary.
If this describes you, than we just have one thing to say: You should join a franchise.
This may seem counterintuitive. After all, why would you leave a job you’re perfectly happy with to take a risk on business ownership? There are actually several reasons why you should do this:
1. No job is safe.
Are you one of the 300,000 U.S.-based small businesses that export your products and services to international markets? Do you know there are ways to protect your company’s assets from non-payment by foreign buyers and to improve your cash flow?
This post originally appeared on Small Business Majority.
This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.
Are you looking into a small business loan? Before filling out an application, you’ll want to know whether you have a high enough credit score to qualify for financing. And if your score is not quite there yet, don’t give up — you have the power to fix your credit yourself.