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Maybe you know you'd make a great entrepreneur, but you're having trouble finding that perfect idea.

Whether you're after suggestions, help with the brainstorming process, or tips for validating your idea, this list of great resources can help.

Our Best Resources to Help You Find a Business Idea
Maybe you know you'd make a great entrepreneur, but you're having trouble finding that perfect idea. Whether you're after suggestions, help with the brainstorming process, or tips for validating your idea, this list of great resources can help.
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Are you in the process of starting your own business?

To be successful, make sure you have a combination of these traits.

35 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
The most successful entrepreneurs have a combination of these traits. Which ones do you have, and which ones could you stand to improve?
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Want to start a home-based business, but don't like the idea of being stuck in your office 24/7?

These unique home-based business ideas are right up your alley.

17 Eclectic Businesses That Let You Work From Home
Working from home doesn't have to mean shutting yourself in a home office day after day. These unique, offbeat business ideas will spark your creativity and inspiration—greeting card writing business, anyone?
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Are late-paying customers causing cash flow issues? You may want to look into invoice financing.

When Does Invoice Financing Make Sense?
Are you plagued by late-paying customers? It's a common problem for many small business owners. However, invoice financing can help alleviate this worry—and prevent future cash flow issues.
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PR isn't just for big businesses.

No matter if your business is large or small, brick-and-mortar or online, here's how to create a PR strategy and start conversations about your brand.

Why No Company Is Too Small or Too Localized for PR
PR isn't just for big businesses. No matter if your business is large or small, brick-and-mortar or online, here's how to create a PR strategy and start conversations about your brand.
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Everything you need to know about cash flow, all in one place.

Cash Flow: A Curated List of Everything You Need to Know
They say that cash is king, and this is never more true than for small businesses. Run into cash flow problems, and you could be out of business—no matter how profitable you are. Here's a roundup of all the information you need to know.
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The digital marketing options available can be overwhelming—so here's how to play to your strengths.

Picking Your Battles: How to Avoid the Digital Marketing Tsunami
Venturing into the world of digital marketing? It's easy to get swept away. However, by honing in on your interests, skill set, and client base, it's possible to come up with a clear, effective plan (and avoid the digital deluge).
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Thinking about trademarking your business's slogan, symbol, or name?

There are a few different routes you can take, and it's best to get started as soon as possible—or you might face financial and legal trouble down the road.

The Importance of Trademarking
Thinking about trademarking your business's slogan, symbol, or name? There are a few different routes you can take, and it's best to get started as soon as possible—or you might face financial and legal trouble down the road.
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Venture debt can be a great source of "free money" for certain startups, but with this comes certain financial risks.

Here's how to determine if venture debt is right for your startup, and how to navigate the process.

Venture Debt 101 http://bit.ly/2dfhJSZ
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College isn't just a place to learn new skills—it's also the perfect business incubator.

Why College Is a Great Entrepreneurial Incubator
College is a great place to learn the necessary skills you need to start a business, but it also serves as a great incubator. Here's how to take advantage of the opportunities college offers for young entrepreneurs.
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Want to start a business? Traveling can prove a valuable business education.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Traveling the World
Traveling doesn't just provide a wealth of great life experiences; it can also help prepare you to start your business. Here are five things entrepreneurs can learn from traveling—as if you needed another excuse to plan a trip.
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