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How to Host a Virtual Product Launch Party on Facebook

These best practices will help you build an audience and launch your products online.


3 Surprising Business Lessons You Can Learn from Walt Disney

The artist and entrepreneur launched one of the world's biggest companies, but his strategies for success can help small busine...

Business Basic Structure »


What Startup Culture Means for the Future of Small Biz

As workplace culture evolves, you and your company will need to adapt. We asked the experts about the implications of startup c...


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...

Business Start Up Financing »


Is a Cash-Only Small Business Asking for Trouble?

A popular restaurant’s federal indictment shows the potential dangers of dealing in cash.


Infographic: The Real Reason Small Businesses Are Turned Down for Loans

Almost half of small biz owners don't even know they have a business credit score.

Business Plans »

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Proven Small Business Growth Strategies

NFIB's tried-and-true strategies for business growth

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5 Surprising Business Lessons You Can Learn from Mick Jagger

It's (not) only rock 'n' roll. How the Rolling Stones' singer helped create a business empire.

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...

Home Based Business »


Do You Need Outside Help with Cybersecurity?

When a small business owner needs to call in a professional.

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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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