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The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. It also contains tips for working "With Your Mentor" on each topic.

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Primer on Business Entities

Article Language: English

This guide provides guidance on the possible business types you might want to consider as you start the process of creating your own business. Read more

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Vegan Distribution Q&A

Article Language: English
June 30, 2022,

AAPI Entrepreneur, Vegan Founder, and Animal Lover Shares Their Advice for Business Success

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Is a Recession Coming? How to Prepare…Just in Case

Article Language: English
June 28, 2022,

Some people predict a recession is coming, while others dismiss the notion since the nation is essentially at full employment. But many small business owners are worried a recession is looming.

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Social Media for Small Business Owners: 11 Top Strategies

Article Language: English
June 23, 2022,

From responding to your audience to consistently posting content, there are several social media strategies for small business owners.

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9 Ways You Can Support LGBTQIA+ Owned Businesses

Article Language: English
June 21, 2022,

From providing monetary support to partnering with firms that support gender equality, there are several ways to support LGBTQ+-owned businesses.

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9 Items to Table Until Your Business is Making Money

Article Language: English
June 17, 2022,

When you are just starting the business, you begin to think about ways and strategies to quickly reach your goals - which can sometimes result in you spending more.

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The Emerging Impact of TikTok on Small Businesses

Article Language: English
June 14, 2022,

TikTok continues its upward trajectory. In the U.S., Apptopia reports TikTok was the number-one downloaded app—with 94 million downloads in 2021, up 6% over 2020. It is currently the sixth most-used social platform in the world.

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Treat Freelancing Like the Business It Is

Article Language: English
June 9, 2022,

Building a successful freelancing business is similar to running any small business: You need a plan to be competitive.

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Mutt's Sauce Small Business Journey

Article Language: English

While serving in the US Air Force, Charlie “Mutt” Ferrell, Jr. was known for his homemade, all-purpose sauce. Decades later, his granddaughter Charlynda founded Mutt’s Sauce to... Read more

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

Article Language: English
June 2, 2022,

As the nation’s employers struggle to attract talent and retain valued employees, many companies remain culturally short-sighted.

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