Startup and Small Business News

Get a window into the entrepreneurial world through startup and small business news. We also provide resources in startup culture along with guides from experienced entrepreneurs to help you on your journey.

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Women in Business

The Ultimate Online Guide to Business Resources for Women

Explore our useful online guides for women in business, articles on money and finance, networking events, and productivity tips to help you become a successful businesswoman in the entrepreneurial and corporate world.

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Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

For women, obtaining special certification for their business can help them discover professional opportunities and gain access to a variety of resources. Our guides can help female entrepreneurs become certified in each state.

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Resources for the Women-Owned Business Certification Application Process

Going about the certification process for a woman-owned business can be tricky. If you’re a female entrepreneur in search of answers, we’ve gathered a list of resources to help you get started.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

The WBENC is a resource hub for female entrepreneurs as well as a certification organization. Read on to learn more about the WBENC, their programs, and their process for becoming a certified woman-owned business.

Startups

Take a deep dive into the entrepreneurial world through founder origin stories, business insights, and more.

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From Breakup to Startup

So Syncd, the dating app founded by sisters Jessica and Louella “Lou” Alderson, offers an alternative to the typical dating app experience by utilizing a unique algorithm based on personality types to match up potential partners.

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Realworld Is Making Adulting Easier Than Ever

Over the course of their growth and success, the mission of Realworld and its founder remains the same: to simplify the transition into adulthood.

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Hempitecture Is Building a More Sustainable Future

Eco-friendly startup Hempitecture, founded by Matthew “Mattie” Meade and Tommy Gibbons, might just have the answer for how we can make man-made construction better for the environment.

Startup Culture

We'll give you a window into startup culture through guides relating to business skills, life skills, and entrepreneur interviews to learn from others that have already gone through building a startup themselves.

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What is a Startup?

A startup is a young company born out of a desire to solve a problem, fulfill a demand, or bring a unique product or service to market. We’ll further explain what a startup is, how startups are typically funded, how they differ from other types of businesses, and more.

How to Start a Business in Your State

We built guides for starting a business in each state. Use the buttons below to bring your idea to life!

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How to Start a Business

Thinking about launching a company but not sure where to begin? Our guide on how to start a business walks you through everything you need to know to make your entrepreneurial goals come true.

How to Form an LLC

An LLC combines all the great tax benefits of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the personal asset protection of a corporation. Learn how to start your own LLC with our state-specific guides.

How to Form a Nonprofit

Nonprofits are tax-exempt organizations that focus on furthering social causes rather than earning profits. In our guides, we show you how to form your own 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in your state.

How to Form a Corporation

Perhaps the most recognized business structure, corporations have similar legal rights to individuals and are owned by shareholders. With our state formation guides, you can form your own corporation.

How to File a DBA

Also known as a trade name or assumed name, a DBA is a name that your business can operate under that isn’t its legal entity name. Our state-by-state guides can show you how to file a DBA for most types of business structures.

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How to Start a Startup

A startup is a company created with rapid growth in mind that shakes up the industry and challenges the status quo. Learn how to launch a startup with our step-by-step guide.

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How to Incorporate a Startup

In this guide, we break down the incorporation process step-by-step and help you navigate the resources and tools you may need to incorporate your startup.

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How to Search for a Business Name

Before you register a business name, you will need to complete a business name search with your state to see if your name is available.

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Checklist for Starting an LLC

Use our quick LLC startup checklist to form an LLC yourself.

Service Reviews

Whether you’re starting a business or expanding an existing one, there are high-quality and affordable third-party services that can help to simplify the process. 

We’ve researched and reviewed the best entrepreneurial services, including online business formation services, financial resources, business planning and branding tools, registered agent services, and more!

The Top 7 LLC Formation and Incorporation Services

Forming an LLC or corporation? We’ve reviewed and ranked the best business formation services that will handle the paperwork and save you time and money.

6 Best DBA Filing Services of 2021

If you need to file a DBA (Doing Business As) online, these are the industry’s top options to help you through the overall process.

The 7 Best Registered Agent Services in 2021

Most states require a registered agent to accept legal documents on behalf of your business. Check out the best registered agent services to help your company stay compliant with the law.

The 5 Best Banks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Ready to open up a business bank account? Read our guide to determine the bank that is best suited for your company.