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Thinking about how to start a business? You’ll need funds. And a business plan. And to incorporate. Find tips and tools on these and other important elements of starting a business.

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My Weird Business: Skype Personal Trainer

A New Yorker took a winding path to teaching wellness over video.

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How to Start A Personal Training Business

Six tips to establishing and marketing your business in this industry.

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Small Business Checklist: Scouting Out a Location

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


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

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1 Question, 3 Answers: How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

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

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4 Tips to Win Over Angel Investors

An angel investor shares his list of do’s and don’ts during a pitch.

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Small Business Book Club: Rhythm

Patrick Thean’s book helped a specialty pharmacy owner renew business growth.

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Why a Business Plan Might Not be Right for Your Startup

As the business world changes, formal plans are becoming less necessary for some companies.

Franchising »

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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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Four Hot Franchise Sectors for 2015

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

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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 ...


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 ...