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US cities where there are the most working teens

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American teenagers aren’t working as much as they once did. Compared with previous decades, teens today have higher demands on their time thanks to extended school …

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Here are the states with the most essential businesses

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A swath of the U.S. from the south Atlantic into the heartland has the greatest number of businesses deemed essential during stay-at-home orders. Nonessential businesses are …

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Survey: 46% of small business owners worried they don’t have enough money to reopen

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Even as states and cities allow more businesses to reopen, many entrepreneurs are anxious about doing so. Nearly half of small business owners worry they cannot …

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States getting the most help from PPP loans

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States throughout the Great Plains are so far seeing the biggest impact of Paycheck Protection Program loans — funds designed to help small businesses stay afloat …

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Just 5% of small businesses have received PPP money

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Small business owners are anxiously waiting to see if Congress will inject more money into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the federal rescue program that failed …

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PPP Loans vs. EIDL: Which is right for your small business?

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Most small business owners affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for federal loan relief. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and Economic Injury Disaster Loan …

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Survey: Most small business owners fear they’ll never recover from pandemic losses

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Despite the news that loan relief with extremely low interest is on the way, it’s unclear if it’ll be enough to save entrepreneurs hit hard by …

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Franchise taxes: What small business owners need to know

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Franchise taxes aren’t taxes on franchise businesses, as you may assume from the name. Instead, states require certain entities, such as corporations or limited liability companies, …

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The 10 best cities for opening a small business

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New entrepreneurs in certain places may have a better shot at success than others. LendingTree researchers analyzed metro areas across the U.S. to determine the places …

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The 10 best & worst cities for women entrepreneurs

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MagnifyMoney researchers analyzed the 50 largest U.S. cities to determine where women business owners are seeing the most success. Cities were scored in four categories relating …

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These are the US cities with the most family-owned businesses

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Family-owned businesses of all sizes help drive the U.S. economy, whether they’re mom-and-pop shops or Fortune 500 companies. They’re economic players in cities and states across …

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Here’s how much it costs to start a business in every industry

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When opening a business, it would be beneficial to have an idea of what startup costs to expect, whether you’re familiar with the industry or a newcomer. Using …

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The 25 US cities where teens work the most

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American teenagers aren’t working as much as they once did. Compared with previous decades, teens today have higher demands on their time thanks to extended school …

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5 crucial steps for finding a business lawyer

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Navigating legal issues as a small business owner can be tricky, and any missteps could have major consequences. A business attorney could not only help if …

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Should you use GoFundMe for your business? Let’s find out

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If financing options like a loan or line of credit are out of reach, you may turn to family and friends willing to donate or loan …

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How to understand the pass-through deduction as a business owner

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Small business owners filing their 2018 taxes as the April 15 deadline looms are hoping to cash in on one of the biggest changes from the …

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5 ways to boost employee morale (without giving raises)

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As a small business owner, your employees are among your most valuable assets, and creating a culture where they feel engaged and motivated to work hard should …

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Scaling a business: How & when to do it

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Many entrepreneurs start a business with the goal of one day running a large company. While you might start small, you can dream big and create …

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7 best hiring practices for small business owners in 2019

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As you grow your small business, you may need more people on your team to help you achieve your goals. The employees you hire set the foundation for your …

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This is how to bootstrap your startup

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When starting a business, you might think you need a big-time investor to infuse your startup with a large amount of capital. You may even have your …

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Places where minority entrepreneurs are succeeding

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Minority entrepreneurs have a major presence in the U.S. business landscape, as there are about 8 million minority-owned businesses throughout the country. However, not all of …

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10 ways to advertise your business for free

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Your budget as a small business owner may not always have room for advertising, but you still need a strategy for building brand awareness with potential …

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The 10 most & least promising places to open a restaurant

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There’s no shortage of movies and TV shows about the plight of restaurant owners — their initial struggle and ultimate rise to success. But the restaurant …

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8 government regulations business owners should know

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There’s more to running a business than selling products and services. On top of managing employees, finances and day-to-day tasks, business owners also have to make …