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Overcoming your fear of failure when starting a business

Fear is a big obstacle for a lot of would-be entrepreneurs, but there are ways to make it easier. Read these tips on how to prepare yourself to take that leap so you can focus on your excitement of what’s to come.

Eight ways to save your small business money

Whether you’ve just launched or you’re looking to grow, how you spend money matters. Try these eight tips to stop wasting money so you’ll have it when that next big opportunity to invest in growth comes around.

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Aiden Durham answers: What’s the right way to pay yourself?

At Wave, we get asked a lot how to pay yourself when you’re self-employed. This video from Aiden Durham, Denver-based attorney at 180 Law Co. will help you finally understand the best way to pay yourself depending on the type of business you’re running.

Five tips for conquering cash flow struggles when you’re self-employed

Keeping your cash flow under control can be really challenging, but it’s one of the biggest factors in running a successful—and sustainable—business. Karen Richardson, Money Coach at Money Coaches Canada, shares tips on how to avoid common pitfalls.

SEO for your blog

Running a blog takes a lot of time and effort, so you want to make sure you’re putting it to work for your business. One of the most important things you can do to monetize your blogging efforts is to optimize your content for SEO—and here’s exactly how to do it.

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

Want to make the most of that summer downtime? Look no further than this list of great small business books and podcasts that will help you boost productivity, build skills, and get inspired for the next stage in your business journey.

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Five ways to be smart with your money while starting a business

When starting a new business, money can be one of the biggest concerns or determining factors for success. Here are five of the best ways to use the capital you have, to help you be smarter with your money when starting a business.

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Why knowing your customers matters

No matter how amazing your products or services are, if your customers don’t want them—or believe they need them—they’re going to go elsewhere. The only way to build a loyal and engaged customer base is to get to know them through data. But what exactly does that mean, and why is it so important?

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How classic rock and community are growing Public General Store’s brand

Olena and Erin had no idea that when they started their business, General Store, it would turn into a staple in their Winnipeg community. Building their brand didn’t come easy, but two years later, these entrepreneurs wake up everyday excited to go to work.