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Start or buy a business

Make informed decisions as you pursue your dream.

There's a lot to consider when starting a company or buying a business for sale: financing, business planning, marketing, franchising opportunities… We break it all down to help you make sense of it all.


What you should know about starting a business

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Being an entrepreneur

Successful business owners come in all stripes. See if entrepreneurship is right for you.

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Business plan

Successful businesses are built on solid business plans. Learn how to put one together.

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Challenges

The first months can be intense. Here are ways to get started on the right path.

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Financing

Securing sufficent start-up financing is a common challenge. These articles can help.

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Launching a business

Getting a business off the ground takes a lot of work. Benefit from these lessons learned.

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Requirements

Having a good idea isn’t enough. Here’s what else you need to do to succeed.


What you should know about buying a business

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Acquisition strategy

Buying a business is winning growth strategy. Here’s how to do it right.

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Acquisitions process

Business acquisitions are complex transactions. Here are the main steps involved.

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Finding a business

Forget for-sale signs; most sellers expect you to come knocking. Learn how.

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Next steps

The first months after buying a business are crucial. Asure a successful integration.

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Valuing a business

Do your research and use the right valuation method. See how the pros do it.

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