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National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic small business owners to our nation’s economy and discuss how we can help them thrive and grow their businesses.
This is the third post in a series on how you can turn your dream of owning a small business into a reality. If you missed Part 2 in the series, you can find it here. Check back each week for new posts.
Once you’ve figured out that your business idea has legs and makes financial sense, the next step is to try it out. Many entrepreneurs like to dream big as they’re first launching a business—they picture their business with their own office, retail location and staff. Dreaming big is great, but starting small gives you the opportunity to test out your business ideas and perfect them before investing too heavily. Below are some ways to start small and test your business idea.
This is the second post in a series on how you can turn your dream of owning a small business into a reality. If you missed Part 1 in the series, you can find it here. Check back each week for new posts.
This is the first post in our new series about how you can turn your dream of owning a small business into a reality. Check back each week for new posts.
This blog was originally posted on the website of Small Business Majority.
In honor of National Small Business Week, we asked several members of our national Small Business Council to share their expert advice on starting and running your own business.
Our panel includes
This is the fifth post in a series on the basics of small business finances.
You might be perfectly content at work. Maybe you like your co-workers, your boss is a great person, the company seems to be doing really well and you are totally satisfied with your current salary.
If this describes you, than we just have one thing to say: You should join a franchise.
This may seem counterintuitive. After all, why would you leave a job you’re perfectly happy with to take a risk on business ownership? There are actually several reasons why you should do this:
1. No job is safe.
Are you one of the 300,000 U.S.-based small businesses that export your products and services to international markets? Do you know there are ways to protect your company’s assets from non-payment by foreign buyers and to improve your cash flow?