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December 17th, 2013 - Advice, General

Getting Your Small Business Started

As a follow-up to our survey for Shared Experiences of Small Business Owners, we have written up a series of helpful articles addressing the concerns that small business owners share.

The beginning is the hardest part. Maintaining a successful business model over subsequent years can be tough work, but creating the foundation is intimidating because it takes a lot of education (which turns into knowledge), and persistence (even when the future seems scary). Luckily the Internet is on our side, and there are thousands of resources and experts lingering around in places specifically designed to help you succeed. In fact, we’re one of them. So let’s start at the beginning, hone the details, and get your small business up and running—pronto.
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September 17th, 2013 - Advice, General

The Survey Results Are In: Small Businesses Share Similar Concerns

We asked our readers what their concerns are as small business owners and we’ve gathered some good data to share.

You see it happen everyday—a new flower shop on your block; a trendy coffee bar on the way to work; a fancy clothing boutique downtown. Small businesses pop up all the time, often in places we can see them and more often in places we can’t. If you’ve dreamed of running your own show, you may have wondered about these precious undertakings. How did the owner(s) finance the company, figure out all the legal mumbo-jumbo, and market the brand? How did they know where to start? Don’t worry—you’re not alone. In fact, we surveyed a bunch of small business owners about these very issues and came up with some interesting data—numbers and insights that will help you and your friends feel less alone, and guide your company (or idea) in the right direction.

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May 9th, 2013 - General

Small Business Shared Experiences Survey

We want to know what your concerns are about small business so we’re better prepared to help.

Please take our short 2 minute, 5 question survey (anonymously if you wish) and we’ll publish the results on this blog when we’ve gathered enough data. 20 random survey participants will get Onepager T-Shirts and 1 will get a $50 Amazon.com gift card.

Take the Small Business Shared Experiences Survey »


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