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What You Can Learn From the StartUp Podcast

The popular podcast from Gimlet Media documents how Alex Blumberg and his team began the company. What can your small business ...

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Small Business Book Club: Scaling Up

Verne Harnish’s book brought clarity to a fast-growing IT business.

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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.

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Money

7 Lease Negotiation Strategies

Tips from the pros

Money

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Here's how three small business owners determine their salaries.

Business Plans »

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How to Prepare for a SWOT Analysis of Your Small Business

5 ways to prepare for the most useful evaluation of your business' strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Start a Business

What You Can Learn From the StartUp Podcast

The popular podcast from Gimlet Media documents how Alex Blumberg and his team began the company. What can your small business ...

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Franchising FAQ

Are you thinking about opening a franchise business, expanding a current franchise, or selling your franchise? Here are answers...

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How to Exit a Franchise

Here’s what you can expect – and what you need to do – when it’s time to sell your franchise business.

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Eight Small Business Ideas with Big Opportunity

Are you thinking about starting your own small business, but aren’t sure where to begin? Here are eight small business ideas ...

Leadership

Working from Home: Tools to Help You Succeed

Here are a few of NFIB’s favorite tools to help keep you and your team focused, accountable, and collaborative when you’re ...

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