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Think the time is right to quit your day job and start your own business?

Here are nine questions you should ask yourself first.

Should I Quit My Job to Start My Own Business? 9 Questions You Need to Ask

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"Despite doing everything in my power to climb onto the first page within a matter of days (and succeeding), I still didn’t earn many organic clicks. If anything, my metrics looked better before I started ranking."

What went wrong—and more importantly, how can you prevent it from happening on your blog or website?

How I Ranked First Page on Google But Still Failed

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From positive affirmations to practicing piano, here are the hobbies that contribute to entrepreneurial success.

12 Successful, Happy Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Habits

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The reality is that 26 percent of restaurants fail within one year, and 60 percent fail within three.

If you want to beat the odds, you need to be prepared for running your restaurant long before the doors open. You can set a clear vision for your restaurant’s path to success with a business plan.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

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"Unless you have past data showing unusual profitability, projecting unrealistic profits doesn’t mean you’ll make those profits, but rather that you don’t understand the normal spending patterns for the industry you’re in."

Here's how to avoid this crucial startup mistake.

Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

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New year, new advancements in tech. Which trend are you most looking forward to?

Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

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The booming food truck industry offers tons of opportunities for would-be food service entrepreneurs—but there are specific tax obligations to be aware of.

Here's how to navigate the tax process.

Serving Up Savings: Tax Tips for Food Truck Owners

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Are you marketing your new startup on a shoestring?

Find out how successful entrepreneur M. Rafiq launched his startup with "virtually zero marketing budget."

Marketing Sweat Equity: Getting Your Startup’s First Sales—Without Spending Money on Consultants and PR

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From successful entrepreneur Jordan Fried:

"If reading this helps you to avoid these five simple—yet costly—mistakes, then it will be a few minutes very well spent.

So here is my run-down of the five biggest mistakes I made when starting my business (so you don’t have to make them too)."

Are you making these mistakes in your own business?

5 Mistakes I Made When Starting My Business (So You Don't Have To)
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