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Measure Your Startup's Success Beyond the Bottom Line - Small Business Trends

As a startup owner, you obviously want to figure out the best way to measure success. In the early stages of business ownership, financial gains are …

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Make Sure You Test Your Small Business Apps

Small business owners, a word of advice: Test your small business apps early and often.<p>My colleague Andrew Gazdecki and I have told you why you need …

Our Favorite Reader Answers to Our National Small Business Week Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During National Small Business Week (May 1 to 7), the U.S. Small Business Administration highlighted the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others from around the country.<p>We asked a question regarding …

Jumping the gun and five other things that business owners regret

BigCommerce lands $30 million to help small businesses compete in Amazon's world

The Shopify competitor wants to move upmarket.<p>BigCommerce has raised $30 million in new funding, as investors continue to bet on software companies that help small businesses compete while the popularity of online shopping continues to grow.<p>The Austin, Texas-based company has now raised $155 …

3 Tips for Giving Your Small Business a Financial Spring Cleaning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spring cleaning season is upon us and it’s not just time to declutter your office or take inventory, it’s also the right time of year for small business owners to get organized financially. From reviewing business expenses, to managing …

BofA: Employers Like Gen-Xers Twice as Much as Millennials, 6X Boomers

Small business owners also said education is not nearly as important as skills.<p>Bank of America’s spring Small Business Owner Report is out, and it …

Smart Neighborhood Data Can Help Small Business

An MIT student installs sensors in Downtown Crossing, Boston, as part of an effort to generate data to help small businesses. Author Reinsberg will …

10 Traits That Will Help You Succeed In Small Business (And Maybe Life)

What does it take to succeed in business? Skill, sure. Some charisma, yes. Innovative ideas, without doubt. An MBA from Stanford? It can’t hurt.<p>But those are the easy answers  as we found out this year when we sat down with leaders from small, but growing companies to ask this very question. Coming …

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10 Tips to Help Your Business Become More Profitable - Small Business Trends

Every business has a different set of goals. But increasing profits is a pretty universal objective for businesses of all sizes. There are plenty of …

Small Business

Malcolm Turnbull hopes to encourage entrepreneurialism with the 2016 budget – but going it alone isn’t for everyone<p>Ten years ago, when she was 32, Zara Bingham realised her career was going nowhere. She had always worked for other people in the hospitality business, had run someone else’s catering …

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