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Along with my partner Nelina, I’m co-founder of a LEED consulting business called Above Green. This year we’re celebrating our ten year anniversary as a company. Here are my... MORE
Naming Your Brand and Business startups-misc Startups Decisions decisions From the Editor's Desk
Mar 09

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Naming Your Brand and Business

The strategy behind choosing the right name for your small business can make either your business stand out in your industry – or make you just another dime a... MORE
Why Blogs Are Important for Startups and How to Establish Them startups-misc Startups Blog is a great way to generate leads Amir Noghani
Feb 27

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Why Blogs Are Important for Startups and How to Establish Them

It’s already been established that it’s an absolute must to have a high-quality website, in order to succeed in today’s business world.  But you can’t stop there.  Most startups... MORE
How to Start a Franchise startups Startups A guide to starting a franchise. Samantha Novick
Sep 30

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How to Start a Franchise

Franchises are mutually beneficial arrangements for both franchisors and franchisees. Franchisors benefit from the relationship by being able to share the costs of expanding their brand and operations. Franchisees... MORE
Innovate or Die! business-plans Startups It’s a way of thinking Jesse Torres
Apr 06

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Innovate or Die!

“Innovation is not a rare quality inherent in a lucky few — it’s a way of thinking and behaving that comes naturally.” That’s according to Lisa Buckley, director at... MORE
100 Tips to Writing A Killer Business Plan That Gets Funded business-plans Startups Laurie Sluser
Mar 19

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100 Tips to Writing A Killer Business Plan That Gets Funded

Why should you write a business plan? The very process of writing out your thoughts and organizing them will help you define the type of company you are creating.... MORE
Don’t Let Innovation Kill Your Company business-plans Startups When Innovation Kills Your Company Jesse Torres
Mar 16

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Don’t Let Innovation Kill Your Company

It’s every entrepreneur’s dream to develop the next killer app, the next game changer — the one innovation that turns an industry on its head. But, while most entrepreneurs... MORE
Is It Time to Change Your Business Model? business-plans Startups Is your business model right for you? David Tang
Feb 11

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Is It Time to Change Your Business Model?

The business model is at the core of your small business’s strategy.  It defines how your company creates, delivers, and captures value. Most tech startups fail, because they lack a viable... MORE
Crafting a Strategic Financing Plan fund-raising Startups Increase your success rate Chanel Curry-Brooks From the Editor's Desk
Oct 19

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Crafting a Strategic Financing Plan

Business owners and managers spend a significant amount of their time planning for the future. However, one common oversight is developing the proper plan to secure the right type... MORE
How a Small Business Can Lower and Control Legal Fees startups-misc Startups Get informed to cut legal fees Oscar Michelen, Atty. From the Editor's Desk
Sep 23

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How a Small Business Can Lower and Control Legal Fees

At the risk of striking fear into the hearts of my fellow lawyers, I want to write about how businesses, particularly small and growing companies can lower and control... MORE