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Starting a small business is by no means a small feat. With insightful articles about what it takes to create and grow a successful small business, along with helpful tools to assess your finances, you’ll know where to start — and where to go — as you take the first big step into your small business venture.

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Starting Your Business

5 things to know before starting a business

5 things to know before starting a business

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Projecting your cash flow

Projecting your cash flow

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Make sure your inventory is up to demand

Make sure your inventory is up to demand

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Purchase or lease equipment?

Purchase or lease equipment?

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Finance your business

Finance your business

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Sales volume required to break even

Sales volume required to break even

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Saving to start a business

Saving to start a business

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Growing Your Business

Business Loan or Line of Credit?

Business Loan or Line of Credit?

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Grow your business

Grow your business

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Understand and improve
cash flow

Understand and improve
cash flow

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Managing Your Business

Learn the present value of your estimated cash flow

Learn the present value of your estimated cash flow

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Choose the right policies to protect what you’ve built

Choose the right policies to protect what you’ve built

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Measure the overall health of your business

Measure the overall health of your business

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Repaying a Business Loan

Repaying a Business Loan

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Business debt consolidation

Business debt consolidation

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How to Protect Your Business by Securing Customer DataRead About How to Protect Your Customer Data

How to Protect Your Business by Securing Customer Data

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Keep Credit Card Fraud from Hurting Your Bottom LineRead About Credit Card Fraud and Your Bottom Line

Keep Credit Card Fraud from Hurting Your Bottom Line

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4 Ways to Strengthen Your Business by Accepting Credit CardsRead About How to Strengthen Your Business by Accepting Credit Cards

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Business by Accepting Credit Cards

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