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MyBusiness

My Weird Business: Lawn Painting

How one entrepreneur has grown a grass-painting business at healthy clip.

Marketing

My Weird Business: Making a Fashion Statement—With a Bib

An entrepreneur develops a successful line of attractive, stain-resistant bibs, but they’re not for babies.

Business Basic Structure »

MyBusiness

Small Business Checklist: Scouting Out a Location

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

Money

1 Question, 3 Answers: When Is the Right Time to Transition From Food Truck to Storefront?

Making the move from the street to a bricks-and-mortar location

Business Start Up Financing »

Money

Small Business Book Club: "Growing a Business"

Find your market and create a scalable business model before raising capital—these lessons helped this small business owner b...

Money

1 Question, 3 Answers: What’s Your Biggest Business Mistake?

Here’s how three small business owners turned things around after big mistakes.

Business Plans »

MyBusiness

Small Business Book Club: "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits"

This book helped one small business owner focus on his business’ basics—core values and goals—to develop an overarching s...

Money

Small Business Book Club: "Growing a Business"

Find your market and create a scalable business model before raising capital—these lessons helped this small business owner b...

Franchising »

MyBusiness

Four Hot Franchise Sectors for 2015

Is 2015 the year you'll open a franchise business? Here are four hot franchise sectors to consider.

MyBusiness

Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising [Infographic]

Consider these Pros and Cons when purchasing a franschise business

Home Based Business »

Regulation

Zoning Laws Are Annoying

But fail to follow local zoning ordinances, and your small business could fail before it even begins.

MyBusiness

How to Start a Business in Phoenix, Arizona

The sprawl of one of the fastest growing cities presents small business with opportunities and challenges.

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