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How to Know the Right (and Wrong) Time to Start a Business

Timing is everything, they say. And when it comes to starting a business, your timing can make the difference between success and failure. But when is the ideal time to launch a new venture? And are there times when you’re better off waiting to dive in? We asked small-business owners and experts about the best


7 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a Home Based Business

Running a business from home offers many benefits to entrepreneurs, such as a flexible schedule, no commute, and a lack of office politics, but it also presents its own unique challenges. According to Helene K. Liatsos, President of Home Office Management Experts, there are seven mistakes that she sees home-based entrepreneurs make. 1. Not Writing


Mentors Give Entrepreneurs a Leg Up in Business

When successful small-business owners talk about how they got started, they often have one thing in common: mentors. Some have gotten informal support from friends or colleagues, but many more have taken advantage of free and low-cost mentoring through national and local programs. You don’t have to be a startup to take advantage of these