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.

Startup Ideas

Choosing the right idea for your startup is the first step to getting your company up and running. Our guides will help you come up with the best startup ideas, and we’ll share the business tools and resources to help you reach success.

Check out all of our articles on startup ideas.

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The 113 Best Startup Ideas to Make Money in 2021

Want to create a startup? Every successful company starts with a unique idea, a passionate entrepreneur, and an available market. Read our list of the best startup ideas to begin.

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Best Tech Startup Ideas

Technology startups are one of the most popular types of startup companies to launch. Find a great idea for your future business with our list of the best tech startup ideas!

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Startup Ideas for Social Entrepreneurs

If you love giving back to the community and making a difference, social entrepreneurship may be the right path for you! Check out our top startup ideas for social entrepreneurs.

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How to Come up With Startup Ideas

Wondering how to come up with the perfect startup idea? Our guide covers everything you need to know, including brainstorming techniques and the free business resources available to you.

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 Register a Business

Registering your company is an important step in solidifying your entrepreneurial venture. Our guide makes the five steps to registering a business easier than ever with essential resources and information.

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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.