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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

SEC Proposes Rules on Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is a way for just about anyone or any small organization to raise money. Many individuals make sometimes micro-donations in amounts as low as five dollars. But if you can get enough people along with a few larger donations, a young business can get itself up and running. You may have even read a […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

December 2nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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What Do You Need to Know to Start a Business?

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It’s National Start Your Business Month, so we’re putting extra focus on all things biz-related here at LZ. Did you know we have tons of helpful info for entrepreneurs, wantrepreneurs, and small biz owners? Not sure what the difference is between an LLC and a corporation? We can help! Wondering if you need a registered […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 6th, 2013 at 5:41 am

March Is National Start Your Business Month! – 2013

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Entrepreneurs have vision, passion, perseverance, and most of all, guts. When you start your own business, you take a leap of faith and believe in yourself. That should be celebrated, and now is the time to do it. March is National Start Your Business Month—a time to salute the small business owners that serve our communities and […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 28th, 2013 at 7:15 am

Funding Successful! How To Raise Funds with Kickstarter

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One common mistake made by new product developers is to spend a lot of money before they know there will be a demand for the product. Yet how do you demonstrate demand before spending money on things like design, tooling, patents, trademarks, and the myriad other costs associated with getting a product ready to sell? […]

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Written by Kevin Prince, Reg. Patent Agent

May 21st, 2012 at 5:24 am

Optimism Should Be at the Top of an Entrepreneur’s Checklist

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This post, by Kauffman FastTrac President Alana Muller, originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Optimistic entrepreneurs are the most successful kind. They are energetic and fun to be around, and it is exciting to be party to their startup endeavors. Sure, they require a good heaping dose of realism, too, but their passion and conviction […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 24th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Win a TV Commercial for Your Business!

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LegalZoom wants to give you the opportunity to showcase your business on national TV! Your business. Your commercial. Our dime.

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

October 12th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Advice for Entrepreneurs: One Sentence. 10 Words or Less. – Part 2

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Last year we asked our 8,000 Facebook fans what ONE piece of advice they would give first-time entrepreneurs. The rules were simple: one sentence of 10 words or less. (Not everyone followed the rules, but hey–entrepreneurship is about breaking the rules, right?) Now, one year and 95,000 entrepreneurial Fans later, we asked them again. Check […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

September 29th, 2011 at 12:32 pm