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Thinking Bigger Guide 2013-14

The Best Things About Being a Business Owner

Starting a business is often the biggest — and sometimes the scariest — decision an individual can make. Should you take the leap of faith, leave behind a steady paycheck and make your own path? (more…)

Outwitting Embezzlers, Thieves and Scallywags

Starting a business is risky under the best of circumstances. Approximately 50 percent of businesses fail in their first year, and that number rises even higher over five years. There are many reasons businesses fail, but the cause in up to 35 percent of those failures is shocking: employee theft. (more…)

Are You Ready to Become Your Own Boss?

Have you had it with your 9-to-5? Are you ready to stop dreading Monday mornings and start your small business? Before you start drafting your resignation letter, think hard on this. (more…)

10 Tips for Better Text Messages

With 91 percent of Americans in reach of their mobile devices 24-7, text message marketing is ideal for connecting with consumers when they are on the move. Text messaging is also a very personal form of communication, so it is a great way to reach your customers on a more intimate level. (more…)

5 Ways to Lose an Investor in 3 Minutes

Finding an investor is one of the most important and difficult parts of launching a startup. Without early money, a young company can die before it really has a chance to grow. (more…)


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