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Crowdfunding the Future

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It’s Innovation Month here at LegalZoom and we’re exploring a range of themes around the concept of innovation. When it comes to finding money to launch a great product or idea, gone are the days of begging for money from traditional sources. While banks, friends and family still provide support to many fledgling businesses, some […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

June 20th, 2014 at 8:32 am

Corporations Now in the Business of Mentoring Entrepreneurs

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Running a small business in America is difficult, especially because there are big box retailers and large corporations everywhere. The competition is fierce, and it can be hard to get noticed on the market. Now, some big businesses are teaming up with smaller ones and providing them with guidance, advice, and monetary support through educational […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

May 21st, 2014 at 8:31 am

The Silicon Valley Spirit Goes Global

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Watch out, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach: there’s a new, thriving global start-up scene in town—or rather, on multiple continents. From South America to the Indian Subcontinent, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and established American startups are looking to grow their ideas outside of California and the U.S. altogether. In India, for instance, the New York […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

April 23rd, 2014 at 8:26 am

Mississippi’s Extended New Small Business Rate Incentives Provide Savings in Startup Utility Costs

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Small business owners face a host of challenges and costs in starting and running their own companies, from startup fees to insurance to taxes. Mississippi is trying to ease the burden of utility costs for entrepreneurs who keep their businesses—and those valuable jobs—within the Hospitality State. A program called the Small Business Rate Incentive, which […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

March 31st, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Waiting on New Web Domain Names

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The ever-expanding World Wide Web has gotten even bigger with the Jan. 29 rollout of new domain possibilities beyond the .com spectrum. But if you own a small business, is a new domain your best bet or just a bluff? A Wall Street Journal poll reported that a majority of Web domains still ended in […]

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Written by Phil Corso

March 24th, 2014 at 7:59 am

Government Shutdown Impact on Small Business Loans

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It wasn’t the owner of your favorite local mom-and-pop shop who decided to shut down the United States government in October, but they were the ones who paid the price in the end. Small business lending took a serious hit as a result of this year’s government shutdown, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending […]

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What’s Trending Now in Small Business

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Last year, small business owners and entrepreneurs had to pay more attention to technology, the Internet, and mobile than ever before. If they weren’t executing content marketing campaigns online, optimizing their marketing and sales through mobile, or setting up security systems to combat cyber attacks, they would be left in the dust. The following are […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

March 3rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I Have a Great Idea for a Business But No Money – Any Advice?

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I have a great idea for a business that I am at least 90% positive would succeed. Problem is I am not a millionaire, so I don’t really have the money to even get the ball rolling, so to speak. Any advice or ideas? – Nick Greco   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante My […]

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Written by Johanna

February 3rd, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Top Challenges for Small Business in 2013

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Between health care debates, the government shutdown, budget issues, and hiring problems, small businesses were hit hard in 2013. Many people were annoyed with the federal overhaul of the healthcare system, but small business owners were probably the most perturbed. According to Associated Press, glitches on the federal healthcare website have caused delays until November […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

January 16th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Small Business Scams

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Small businesses are susceptible to scams because scammers assume that owners don’t know any better. Entrepreneurs just starting out may, in fact, not be aware of the scams that are frequently targeted at small businesses.   To protect yourself and your business, here are some of the top scams that you should look out for […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

December 9th, 2013 at 1:59 pm