Why you need to research your competition

One of the more daunting aspects of online business that start-ups deal with is that fact that no matter how original they think they are, they find a lot of competition out there in their respective niche. Even if you’re catering to a niche inside of a larger niche, you’re going to find that you’re
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Strategic Planning – A Small Business Necessity

Everything you do in business is going to require some level of planning. From first putting together your initial business plans to targeting customers in hopes of making your first sale, the process is all about planning and following through. For small businesses in particular, strategic planning is an incredibly important aspect that should never
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The four timeless principles of intelligent investigating

Studies have shown that small businesses have a 50/50 chance of surviving the first five years of trading. However, although statistics have improved, it does not mean that new businesses do not fail. There are certain pitfalls the new business person needs to avoid at all costs in order not to be one of those
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How do you pitch for finance to get funding for your start-up

Government officials may be trying to tax small business into extinction, but that doesn’t deter the many thousands of individuals with dreams of becoming small business owners. Unfortunately, not many people planning to go into business have enough money to get started. Even something like a website business can take thousands of dollars to get
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