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Getting the Most Out of Your Morning: 5 Tips for Business Success
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By StreetShares on March 1, 2016

Mornings. For some of us, they’re the very bane of our existence. For others, they’re the sweet quiet in the midst of life’s storm. Whether you’re a grumpy night owl or a trilling early bird, here are five tips to help you make the most of your morning:

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Writing to Sell: How to Boost Sales Through Email Campaigns
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By StreetShares on February 23, 2016

If you’re reading this, you probably have an email address. You might even have two or three. The thing is, email is such an integral part of our lives. Most of the time we don’t even think twice about using it—which means it provides an amazing opportunity for you as a small business owner to utilize this free tool that nearly everyone uses to up your sales and win loyal customers. Email marketing can be very effective in keeping in touch with old customers, reminding them why they chose to buy with you in the first place and keeping them up to date with your business.

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Preparing Your Small Business for Tax Season
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By StreetShares on February 18, 2016

While April 15th may be months away, there is no time like the present to get an early start on your small business taxes. Now is a great time to get organized and be on your “A” game so you can tackle any challenge the season may throw at you. Here are some simple ways to do just that:

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3 Life Lessons from Young, Successful Entrepreneurs
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By StreetShares on February 16, 2016

By Laura Walton, StreetShares.com writer

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5 Strategies for (Successfully) Starting a Business with Friends
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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
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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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5 Rules for Making Family Business Work
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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
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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
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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
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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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