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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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7 Smart Habits for Small Business Owners
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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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4 Movies That Taught Us About Entrepreneurship
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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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Creating a Triple Win: The Noble Brewer Story
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By StreetShares on December 17, 2015

“Every day of starting a business involves a new challenge. Some days are great, some days are not. But I would say go for it—even in a worst case scenario, you’ll learn a lot.”

Meet Claude Burns, former U.S. Navy Lieutenant, founder and CEO of Noble Brewer and winner of the September Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award. Our team had a chance to catch up with Claude and ask him about his experience starting a business.

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What to Give Your Customers for the Holidays
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By StreetShares on December 15, 2015

Yeah, we know—getting gifts for your customers is probably the last thing on your mind during the holidays. That’s why we’re here. We’ve created a list of the top seven (easy) gifts to give your small business’s customers for the holidays. No hassle. No sweat. Just merry wishes and holiday cheer:

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Building Your Personal Brand: A Quick Guide for Small Business Owners
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By StreetShares on December 10, 2015

Let’s face it—we’d all much rather conduct business with real, genuine people over corporations or large companies. That’s good news for you as a small business owner, because—almost by default—small businesses already have a personal touch. But you know what can make that personal touch even more powerful? Building a personal brand for you as a small business owner.

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