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How to Start an Online Business on a Tight Budget

Starting a business from scratch with an unforgiving budget is a reality that many entrepreneurs face. It’s not easy – in fact, sometimes it feels almost impossible. When budgets are tight, an entrepreneur is tested to the max and must hustle to make ends meet. Here are some things that you can do to help you along your online startup journey. Forecast Well and Plan … [Read more...]

How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Tips I Wish Others Had Told Me

There is nothing like starting a successful business. You have complete control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction. The problem is, now you have complete and independent control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction! I got what I hoped for, and it’s completely exhausting. It is a fantastic position to be in and I wouldn’t trade it for … [Read more...]

Interview with Keith Dorman, Founder and CEO of Snap Dog, Inc.

At Businessing Magazine, we’re always looking to hear from entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo and doing things differently. Keith Dorman of Snap Dog is one such entrepreneur. He is on a mission to elevate the average New York City hot dog from the “dirty water” dog people usually associate with hot dog carts to his 100% premium beef hot dogs in natural casings. … [Read more...]

How to Start a Small Business Right Out of College

You’ve heard the horror stories about recent college graduates. There is an unprecedented amount of student loan debt and despite an improving economy, 10.5 percent of recent grads are unemployed (as compared with 8.4 percent in 2007). As the Economic Policy Institute put it in a May 2015 article, college graduates have been “idled” by the economy. Here is a quote from the … [Read more...]

Why You Should Put Your Small Business Goals in Writing

I am a pretty fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of business person. While I have some general idea of which way I want to go professionally and I continue to take steps to get there, I largely follow the flow of what feels right at the moment. For instance, when I first went into writing, I thought I wanted to write about health, fitness, and personal development. However, … [Read more...]

7 Steps for Creating a Budget for Your Small Business

Just as it is with your personal expenses, it is essential to have a budget in place for your small business. A good budget helps you estimate your income and expenses over a period of time – usually a calendar year with a small business –allowing you to make important decisions for your company. If you are not someone who is good with numbers, you may be daunted by the … [Read more...]

Act II: Tips for the (ahem) Older Entrepreneur

What does the typical entrepreneur look like? If you are like most people, you probably picture someone in his or her 20s. Maybe someone who is fresh out of college or maybe even still in college. Right? Wrong. According to the 2014 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the largest age group for entrepreneurs is 45 to 54, and it is growing. In fact, the percentage of … [Read more...]