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How to Start Your Business on a Shoestring, and Beat the Odds to Success | Inc.com

If your dream has long been to start and manage your own business, there is no time like the present to get started. The cost of entry is at an all-time low, working from home through an Internet website seen globally, turning a hobby or an invention into an online business.<p>But don't be misled into …

Small Business

130+ useful free marketing tools for small business

Without marketing your product or service reaching your targeted audience is cumbersome.<p>If your business is blessed with wealth then you can spend …

Marketing

Ugmonk: The Beauty in Keeping Things Small

When cornered, we all claim to want to have an impact on our field and our world. But how much is enough? And what are we willing to sacrifice to get …

Consuming Less and Creating More: 3 Role Models to Inspire You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, a plethora of content is out there and available. From TV to the Internet to our smartphones, we are consuming more content than ever before. Just out of curiosity, how many hours do you spend on your computer? Smartphone? Tablet? …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs: Instead of focusing on one business, try starting two at the same time

“We make jeans. That’s it. Nothing else,” insists Hiut Denim, a maker of organic cotton and raw selvedge jeans, on its website. In 2002, in the Welsh town of Cardigan, offshoring closed down Britain’s biggest jeans factory, which once employed one in 10 workers in the area. A decade later, Hiut …

Entrepreneurship

MailChimp's Founder on How to Get Your Business from 'Startup to Grown Up'

Ben Chestnut is the CEO and co-founder of MailChimp an Atlanta-based email marketing service that has been around for 14 years and has more than 8 million customers, mostly small businesses, who send out a whopping 15 billion emails each month.<p>Of Mailchimp’s success, Chestnut often jokes that he …

Entrepreneurship
Small Business

5 Ways to Tackle the Problem That Kills One of Every Four Small Businesses

Smart strategies for managing your cash flow.<p>It's a phenomenon that most people who have never run a business have a hard time understanding: That a …

Small Business

Life & Business: Starting and Running a Business: How to Find What Works

When Kristen Pumphrey launched P.F. Candle Co. in 2008, she had no experience or education in how to run a business. Kristen knew she loved candles …

Small Business

Getting Lost in Just Doing

Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something …

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Lately I keep running into young entrepreneurs who think the secret to startup success is to find a business concept no one has thought of before. Once they get the business up and running, they'll have the market to themselves. And the less competition they have, the better off they'll be. Or so …

Business Strategy

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is like a dream come true: no one telling you when to go into the office, you can pick and choose meetings and there's unlimited vacation. Sigh -- the life of an entrepreneur. So flexible, so fabulous. If only it was …

Time Management

Essentials for using interns in a small business

<i>(Editor’s note: Part 2 of 2)</i><p>The Southern Arizona Chapter of SCORE has worked with business and art-student intern programs successfully for the past …

How to create a small business marketing plan

Are you a small business or start-up without a marketing plan? Paula Hutchings, Enterprise Nation’s marketing expert in residence provides 6 quick …

Biz Ladies: 3 Tools You May Not Be Using in Your Email Marketing

You thought you had everything covered when it came to email marketing – and you may very well have all of the boxes checked – but today Orissa …

After the Jump: 5 Shows to Jumpstart Your Business Online

• Finding your Voice Through Social Media: A step-by-step guide to help your business find it’s voice and visual identity on Twitter, Facebook, …

No Unicorns: The Right Way to Grow Your Personal Mailing List

The email said: <i>“No one is signing up for my mailing list. I’ve got 46 people on it, and every time I send out an email, one of them unsubscribes. I’m</i> …

Marketing

Was Your Design Stolen? Follow These 6 Steps

Has someone copied your design? Here’s what you do next.<p>It really does happen. Sometimes, your piece of art or design is copied by someone else. Maybe it ends up in a gallery window. Maybe it ends up in the windows of retailers across the world.<p>But you are just one person versus the world. What can …

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May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, <b>Bill Watterson</b>, creator of the beloved <b>Calvin and Hobbes</b> comic strip, …