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5 Strategies for (Successfully) Starting a Business with Friends

By StreetShares on February 11, 2016

So many of the great ventures of our age were started by dynamic duos: Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen were childhood friends. Google’s co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page started as classmates on the same research project. Going into business with friends can be a truly rewarding experience and can lead to incredible success.

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Getting a Better Rating with the Better Business Bureau

By StreetShares on February 9, 2016

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is one of America’s largest and most respected business review companies. The BBB focuses on creating and reinforcing trust between business owners and their customers. It’s little wonder that a stellar review from the BBB inspires customer confidence in the quality and ethics of your company’s business practices.

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Your Small Business Loan Checklist

By StreetShares on February 4, 2016

For many small business owners, the loan application process can be tedious and overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to start and how exactly to present yourself to a potential lender. That’s why we’ve compiled this checklist for you to reference as you pull together your loan application:

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5 Rules for Making Family Business Work

By StreetShares on February 2, 2016

If you’re a legacy entrepreneur—you know, the kind of entrepreneur that inherited the business from your father or mother—chances are you’re the kind of entrepreneur who also employs Aunt Keely, your brother Phil and even your own kids. Sharing a small business with family brings its own unique set of challenges to entrepreneurship. Managing the relational complexities requires discipline, boundary setting and recognition that family relationships are fragile and must come before anything else. So before you get to a point where you want to kill each other and call it quits, adopt these five simple rules to keep your family/business relationships in check:

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Armed and Ready to Recruit: The Value of a Veteran Story

By StreetShares on January 28, 2016

“Starting a business doesn’t mean that all you have to do is hang out a shingle and magically things just start appearing. You have to really ask yourself if you have the mentality to deal with all of the uncertainty that you will experience. If you do have that mentality, then you should go for it.”

Meet Lisa Rosser, U.S. Military Veteran, founder and CEO of The Value of a Veteran and past Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award winner. Our team had a chance to catch up with Lisa and ask her about her experiences as a Vetrepreneur.

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The Best Apps for Getting Your Business Organized

By StreetShares on January 27, 2016

Searching for ways to get your business organized? There are millions of apps for that (literally). Overwhelmed by the thought? Yeah, we thought so. Here are 10 of our favorites you can download right now to make your small business a whirring, organized, battle-ready machine:

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When to Make Your Side Hustle Your Small Business

By StreetShares on January 7, 2016

Hey there, you side hustlers, you. You know who you are—you’re the ones pursuing your passion projects and the ideas that light you up on the inside. You’re the ones making extra cash outside your 9 to 5 job and loving it.

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7 Smart Habits for Small Business Owners

By StreetShares on January 5, 2016

What sets small businesses destined for success apart from small businesses bound for failure? Forget New Year’s resolutions—what you need is the adoption of smart habits that lead to the growth and development of your business. Like the disciplines of diet and exercise, establishing habits for your business can build a healthier business and a healthier you. Here are seven we recommend focusing on this year:

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New Year’s Resolutions Small Businesses Can Actually Keep

By StreetShares on December 30, 2016

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
― Oprah Winfrey

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4 Movies That Taught Us About Entrepreneurship

By StreetShares on December 22, 2015

Movies are magic. They spark creativity and inspire viewers. Sometimes, they even teach us about ourselves—our dreams, our aspirations, our weaknesses. Movies also tell stories that parallel the lives of every American, entrepreneurs and small business owners included. So break out the popcorn, find a comfy couch and be prepared to learn some valuable lessons from cinematic business owners who can inspire us all to entrepreneurial excellence:

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