Thanks in part to the troubled economy, entrepreneurship has been on the rise over the past few years. Small businesses have helped replace the jobs lost due to large manufacturers moving operations overseas, and they have helped boost the economies of their local areas. But did you know that a large portion of such businesses have been started by women? According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, women owned
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When you’re trying to start up a small business, the idea of finding the capital to get started can be daunting. However, don’t get discouraged. There are plenty of people and companies out there willing to invest in you and your business. The key is finding all the opportunities available to you and taking advantage of them: * Banks. The most obvious place to go to get a small business
You’ve done your research and perfected your business plan. That wondrous document secured your funding and all your plans have come to fruition. You’re now a small business owner. As you hang out your shingle and proclaim yourself open for business, consider this sobering fact: there is another professional of sorts, right next door to you (literally or virtually, which means this person could be anywhere), who has hung out