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Entrepreneurship

  • Bootstrapping
    A Brief Introduction to Bootstrapping Your MarketingBootstrapping marketing
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    Bootstrapping is all about taking a small amount of resources, and making them stretch as far as possible. In this article, we'll show you how to adopt the bootstrapping mindset, and techniques you can use to bootstrap your marketing.Read More…
  • Hiring
    How to Hire a Quality ProgrammerPreview tests for geeks
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    Hiring a programmer is hard work. You need to know they've got the right passion, experience and skills to do the job. In this tutorial, we show you how to find quality programmers, and how to check they've got the right coding skills for your needs—using tools like Tests for Geeks.Read More…
  • Risk Analysis
    The Main Types of Business RiskRisk types
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    Businesses face all kinds of risks, some of which can cause serious loss of profits or even bankruptcy. But while all large companies have extensive "risk management" departments, smaller businesses tend not to look at the issue in such a systematic way. So in this four-part series of tutorials, you’ll learn the basics of risk management and how you can apply them in your business.Read More…
  • Management
    How to Hire Your First EmployeesEmployee badge new hire
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    Learn what to do if you need to start hiring staff for your business. How do you find the right candidates, how do you interview them, and how do you figure out what pay and benefits to offer? We'll also cover some important regulatory requirements.Read More…
  • Management
    How to Decide What to DelegateDelegation
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    Feeling overwhelmed at work is a common problem, but it's a particular danger for business owners, who often take on far too much responsibility. In this tutorial, you'll learn the art of delegation: how to decide what to delegate, how to do it effectively, and which tasks you should keep control of yourself.Read More…
  • Franchise
    Running a Successful Franchise5 running
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    The final tutorial in our franchising series looks at how to run a successful franchise. You'll learn how to start off on the right foot, how to combine the franchisor’s business plan with your own, and how to advertise and build the crucial relationships that will set you up for success.Read More…
  • Franchise
    How to Decode a Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement4 decode
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    The key documents you get when buying a franchise contain a wealth of useful information, but can be hard to decipher. In the forth tutorial in our series on buying and running a successful franchise, we look at how to read and evaluate the Franchise Disclosure Document and franchise agreement, so that you can understand exactly what you're getting into.Read More…
  • Franchise
    How to Evaluate a Franchise Opportunity3 evaluate
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    In the third part of our series on buying and running a successful franchise, we cover all the steps you need to take to research a franchise thoroughly. You'll learn how to assess the business plan, what questions you need to ask, what extra research to do, and some common mistakes to avoid.Read More…
  • Franchise
    How to Find Good Franchise Opportunities2 howtofind
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    Part two of our franchising series teaches you about the process of finding franchises to invest in. We give you useful resources and advice to help you locate the best opportunities. By the end, you'll have a bulging shortlist of franchises to investigate.Read More…
  • Franchise
    What You Need to Know About Franchises1 whatyouneedtoknow
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    In part one of our series on buying and running a successful franchise, we cover all the basics of franchising. What is it, how does it work, and what are the pros and cons of running a franchise?Read More…
  • Startups
    Launch Day: Generating Initial Buzz for Your Startup5 preview startup launch day buzz
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    Our series on launching a startup concludes with a look at the launch itself—how to generate buzz, how to plan a successful launch event, and what to do on day one of your new business.Read More…
  • Startups
    The Lean, Agile Way to Build Your First Product4 preview lean agile startup
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    In part four of our series on launching a startup, you'll learn how to build your first product, using concepts like agile product development, minimal viable product (MVP), and lean startup principles.Read More…
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