• You want to make sure you prepare thoroughly before starting a business, but realize that things will almost certainly go awry. To run a successful business, you must adapt to changing situations.
  • Conducting in-depth market research on your field and the demographics of your potential clientele is an important part of crafting a business plan. This involves running surveys, holding focus groups, and researching SEO and public data.
  • Before you start selling your product or service, you need to build up your brand and get a following of people who are ready to jump when you open your doors for business.
  • This article is for entrepreneurs who want to learn the basics steps of starting a new business.

Tasks like naming the business and creating a logo are obvious, but what about the less-heralded, equally important steps? Whether it’s determining your business structure or crafting a detailed marketing strategy, the

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While a Business Plan may vary in how it is organized, it can include:

Executive Summary: This portion of the plan summarizes your company. It can include an overview of your company’s management structure, a description of your product/service, your goals, and a summary of your finances and marketing strategy.

Business Description and Mission Statement: This is a brief rundown of your business’s history, ownership, and its mission or vision statement.

Product or Service: Here you can include a breakdown of what your product or service is, its unique features, any patents you may have, as well as any future products you want to develop.

Marketing Strategy: Your marketing strategy is how you plan to get your product or service in front of customers. This is where you can include your ideas for promotion (online/traditional methods), as well as how you physically plan to sell your

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The Business Loan Calculator calculates the payback amount and the total costs of a business loan. The calculator can also take the fees into account to determine the true annual percentage rate, or APR for the loan. The APR gives borrowers a more accurate assessment of a loan’s actual cost.


$212.47 Per Month

Total of 60 Loan Payments $12,748.23
Interest $2,748.23
Interest + Fee $3,998.23
Real Rate (APR) 15.931%


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Business loans, like the name implies, are loans intended for business purposes. Like other loans, the terms require the borrower to pay back both the principal and the interest. Most business loans will require monthly repayments, though some may call for weekly, daily, or interest-only payments. A select few can require repayment when the loans mature.

Business loans also come in many different forms. The following is a list of common loan

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Entrepreneurs Succeed with SCORE Mentors

What is better than one very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneur working to make a business highly successful? How about two very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs working on your business ownership goals? That is what SCORE offers to all small business owners: mentors who work alongside entrepreneurs to realize their small business ownership dreams.

See how SCORE mentors have made a difference for other small business owners like you.



Pazit Pen-Ezri takes a new product prototype to full distribution in 300 Babies R Us stores and on Amazon.com with the support of a SCORE mentor.

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Home Base Spirits

Home Base Spirits

Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis craft a successful startup business in the craft spirits industry.

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Reginald Quarles expands his tea shop and catches the eye of local media as his business grows.

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Friends Interpreting Services LLC

Friends Interpreting Services LLC

Alice Anne Friends lands

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The great Mark Cuban once said, “Sales cure all.” If a business doesn’t sell, it doesn’t make money and by extension the business fails. That’s why you need to write business proposals.

A well-written business proposal can often mean the difference between winning or losing a prospective client.

In this in-depth guide to creating business proposal templates, we show you how to close more deals, make more sales and crush your business goals.

Download our Free Business Proposal Template to get new clients.

Here’s what this guide will cover (click to jump ahead):

What is a business proposal?

A business proposal is a document used by a B2B or business-facing company (this may not always be the case) where a seller aims to persuade a prospective buyer into buying their goods or services.

A business proposal template, like this content marketing plan, outlines what your business does and what

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Writing the Basic Business Letter

Parts of a Business Letter

This resource is organized in the order in which you should write a business letter, starting with the sender’s address if the letter is not written on letterhead.

Sender’s Address

The sender’s address usually is included in letterhead. If you are not using letterhead, include the sender’s address at the top of the letter one line above the date. Do not write the sender’s name or title, as it is included in the letter’s closing. Include only the street address, city, and zip code.


The date line is used to indicate the date the letter was written. However, if your letter is completed over a number of days, use the date it was finished in the date line. When writing to companies within the United States, use the American date format. (The United States-based convention for formatting a date

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Welcome to BusinessMart’s US businesses for sale. Whether you want to purchase a US business or sell your business, you’ve come to the right place. We have one of the largest databases of US business opportunities featuring both small and large businesses. Whether you’re looking for a franchise, a restaurant, a car wash or a laundromat – your search for a US business for sale begins here.

All business categories are listed below; for a specific category, select one in the above drop-down or use the advanced search option.

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The best businesses to start are those that are either low-cost, high-profit, low-competition, or trending. You also may want to look for a business that performs well during or after COVID-19 restrictions.

To compile this list, we reviewed market research by companies such as IBIS World, Statista, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Grand View Research. We looked for businesses that are growing and expected to grow even more over the next several years.

Here are 21 of the best businesses to start in 2020:

1. Home Healthcare

A home healthcare business is when a caregiver or licensed health professional provides services in a patient’s home. Before coronavirus, market research firms predicted 7.8 million job openings by 2026 in the home healthcare industry—largely due to the rapid increase in baby boomers needing care. Because of the expected growth, it’s one of the least risky industries for starting a business.

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