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  • The construction business is booming once more.In fact, the residential building construction industry was the number one fastest-growth industries for small businesses in recent years (source: Sageworks) thanks an increase in housing demand, lending activity and real estate values.In addition, six...
  • If you’re starting a business that requires significant financial investment up front, finding a source of funding can be a challenge, especially since the average cost of starting a business is $30,000. This is particularly true for young entrepreneurs who lack a strong credit history or don...
  • How much is it going to cost you to start the business you’ve dreamed of?The truth is that no business is the same and many micro-businesses can get started for as little as $3,000 or less. These businesses are often home-based sole proprietorships with low upfront investments. Another low-...
  • Looking for “free money” from the government to start your small business? Then you’ve come to the right place, because I’m here to tell you that – for the most part – there isn’t any.Despite what you might have heard to the contrary, government grants...
  • No doubt, there are probably quite a few regulatory and administrative items on your new business checklist – getting a permit, registering your business name and more (check out these 10 steps to starting a business for a useful reference point).One of the key requirements for most new...
  • Being your own boss and earning a living as a freelancer has an appealing ring to it - so much so that approximately 25 million people in the U.S. are doing it! But freelancers are also business owners who must self-motivate, self-manage and self-promote. They must also take care of business...
  • The U.S. federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. And while understanding the ins and outs of how to register as a government contractor and then making sense of how the government buys is necessary, all too often, one of the most overlooked areas of doing...
  • “How do I register my business?” is one of the most common questions that new small business owners have. The answer, unfortunately, isn’t as simple as “Go here and fill out this form.”For most new businesses, the process of getting registered involves several steps (...

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