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5 Skills You Can Learn From Apple

From technical support to video-editing workshops, Apple offers resources that owners can use at their businesses.

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3 Branding Lessons You Can Learn From Celebrities

Are you building your brand in your small business? If not, it may be building itself.

Business Basic Structure »


3 Cool Office Spaces

Does a ping-pong table help with morale? Evidence shows that focusing on employees’ wellbeing does help with retention and re...

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Infographic: Should You Buy or Rent Your Office Space?

Small business owners should consider everything from financial stability to the local real estate market to determine the best...

Business Start Up Financing »


Lessons from the StartUp Podcast: Season 2

The podcast from Alex Blumberg’s Gimlet Media featured the online matchmaking service Dating Ring. Here’s what small busine...


Can Your Small Business Survive the High Cost of Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy allows a business to assess its viability, but it comes with a high price tag.

Business Plans »


Small Business Book Club: Start With Why

How focusing on the ‘why’ can help boost a small business. Three business owners describe how this book and lecture series ...


Small Business Book Club: The Art of Profitability

You know that "aha" moment when something just clicks? This business owner credits a book with delivering that moment and gives...

Franchising »


Infographic: Franchises vs. Independent Businesses

Owning an independent business and owning a franchise are two very different things. NFIB's infographic breaks down the big dif...


5 Secrets to Franchise Success

No matter what type of franchise you own, there are a few best practices you can employ to help your business boom. Check out t...

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Is It Time to Move Your Home-Based Business to an Office?

Tips to help you decide where to work

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5 Reasons Home-Based Business Owners Should Join A Small Business Association

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