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The ultimate small business autumn reading (and listening!) guide

No matter where you are with your business—dreaming about it, launching it, or actively running it—these books and podcasts should help you reach your next goal.

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Ebbing and flowing: Five ways to manage small business finances

If you want to keep your business running, you’re going to need to learn how to navigate the financial volatility of entrepreneurship. We spoke with four small business owners and asked them how they learned to manage their finances: here are five of their tips.

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Registering your business

Registering your business can seem complicated, but with the right information it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This article covers what you need to do to get it done right.

Finding small business loans

This article covers everything you need to know about small business loans—whether you need one, the types available, how to qualify, and where to find one that’s right for you.

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How to write a business plan

Despite trends away from formal business planning, having one helps you get financing and makes your business more viable. This article covers how to write a business plan, with free templates to get you started.

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Finding the right small business idea

When it comes to finding the right small business idea, there are a few factors to consider. This article covers different approaches to finding business ideas, and how to tell if yours is an idea that’s worth pursuing.

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How to get inspired when you want to start a business

If owning a business is your dream but you haven’t found your big idea yet, the first step is to find inspiration through the entrepreneur community. Learn how to move from the abstract (“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to run a business?”) to reality (“I know what it takes to launch a successful business.”).

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How to start a business: A complete playbook

Our how to start a business guide has easy-to-follow and practical information covering how to get inspired to start a business, finding the right idea, validating your idea, naming your business, writing a business plan, small business loans and registering your business.

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Five crucial questions to ask before hiring your first employee

Ready to hire some help for your small business? Here’s what you need to know to be prepared for your first employee.