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The 6 Biggest Misconceptions About Owning a Small Business

Small business owners share the realities of entrepreneurship.

Leadership

5 Surprising Business Lessons You Can Learn From Gene Simmons

The man behind the rock band Kiss has proven to be a successful entrepreneur. Here's what you can learn from this unconventiona...

Business Basic Structure »

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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...

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Small Business Checklist: Scouting Out a Location

Here’s your guide to finding the perfect spot for your small business.

Business Start Up Financing »

Money

Should You Charge Late Fees?

You may be offering too much stick and not enough carrot.

Money

7 Lease Negotiation Strategies

Tips from the pros

Business Plans »

Marketing

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...

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What Is the Best Small Business Advice Your Father Gave You?

Sometimes Father does know best. Here are the secrets to success dads shared with their sons.

Franchising »

Franchise

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...

Franchise

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 »

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

Join NFIB to save money and time, connect with other small business owners and more!

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How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Office

Park the car on the street and get to work in your new lair

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