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How to Test, or Validate, Your Business Idea

Testing, or validating, your new business idea significantly reduces the risk associated with starting a new business. It is THAT important! The testing process also helps you articulate your message so it resonates with potential customers, and helps avoid building a product/service that no one wants to buy. So … how do you test, or validate, your business idea? […]

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How to Find the Right Co-Founder for Your Startup

You’re thinking of starting your own business. Do you go it alone or do you need a partner? How many people do you know that want to start a business with their best friend? Probably at least a few. Now, how many partnerships do you know that have blown up? Also, probably at least a […]

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How to come up with a great business idea

The pandemic caused many awful things to occur, but one of the positive ones has been the incredible surge in new business startups. More businesses have been launched during the pandemic than at any time in the past decade. And many existing companies have been able to grow more rapidly than expected. Why do you […]

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How to use Scenario Planning for your Startup

Entrepreneurship has evolved over the past 20 years and there is now a scientifically proven method that can assist you in ensuring your startup is a success. Called the Lean Startup Method, it is focussed on going to customers early and often, putting your idea out into the world, and letting customers help you shape […]

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How to start a business with little or no money

So, you’ve got an idea and want to start a small business. Good for you! How are you going to find enough money to get it launched? The Small Business Association says starting a microbusiness costs about $3000 while the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation suggested that the number is around $30,000. If only 3% of […]

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Can I Start a Business Without Knowing How to Code?

I don’t know how to code. Is my startup idea dead in the water? You have a background in law, or medicine or teaching (or anything else) and you have a great idea for a startup. You want to start a business. That’s awesome! You don’t know how to code…Not so awesome?? Actually, don’t go […]

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10 Great Startup Ideas For 2021

Many people have always wanted to start their own business but have been too fearful. Most say they are scared of failure or they are unsure what to do first. The answer is to start slowly. Start by investigating, and validating, an idea. Or rather, a problem that needs to be solved. Becoming an entrepreneur can […]

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Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions and Focus on These SMART Goals Instead

It usually doesn’t take long for New Year’s resolutions to be broken. That makes sense since most of the goals that people set at the beginning of the new year are vague, unrealistic, and unspecific. According to NBCNews about 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February every year! So what should you replace […]

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9 Steps to Writing a 1-page, Lean Startup, Business Plan

So it’s the middle of Covid and you’ve decided to make that business you’ve been noodling around with a reality. You want to become a startup entrepreneur. What do you do now? One of the best ways to launch a successful business is to use a scientific method that has been proven to give you […]

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10 reasons why NOW, during a pandemic, is the best time to Start a New Business

In the midst of all this uncertainty and turmoil, ingenuity continues to thrive, with entrepreneurs in the US starting new ventures at the fastest rate in over a decade. 3.2 million Americans have filed for a business application in 2020, up from 2.7 million at the same point in 2019. RIGHT NOW is the best […]

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