Month: November 2014

The importance of a strong business name

November 25, 2014

Naming your company may be the most important step you can take when starting your own business. A good name versus a bad one can make all the difference between whether a company succeeds or fails. A company with the best products and services will struggle to succeed if it has a bad name. A good name resonates with audiences and is the first and most crucial component of your marketing str... Read More

Six things everyone should know about starting their own business

November 24, 2014

Most of us know the general benefits and risks of starting your own business. We have discussed several in this blog. But while most people may think they have an idea of what they are getting into when they start their own c... Read More

When starting your business, seek help when needed, but create your own path

November 24, 2014

You don't have to go it alone when you start your own company. We're not talking about starting with a partner, although that's certainly common. Even if you're running your business on your own, you should still make use of all available resources. That might even mean following someone else's path.

When we do anything difficult (and starting your own company ... Read More

Before starting a business, make sure you love it

November 20, 2014

A lot of us do jobs that we aren't particularly fond of, but we do them because they pay well, offer good benefits or could serve as a good stepping stone for a better future opportunity. It's possible to have a successful career working at a place you don't really like or even in an industry you aren't all that interested in. It's not ideal, but it's possible. ... Read More

Remember, starting your own company is a marathon, not a sprint

November 19, 2014

The corporate world is filled with clichés, but there are some worth paying attention to, particularly if you do something drastic like start your own company.

They say that life isn't a sprint — it's a marathon. That idea can apply to several areas of life and business. If you are starting your own company, it's important to keep this in mind as it might he... Read More

Following Orders, LLC shows how a great idea can turn into a successful company

This bracelet is one of many examples of a military family member's journey.
November 18, 2014

Military service doesn't just impact those who serve. Military life can extend to families, friends and loved ones, who often play a significant role in each military member's service. Those who support and encourage their serving family members should be able to commemorate their experience while showcasing tremendous pride for all who fight to protect our freedoms. Entrepreneur&n... Read More

Baby boomers are becoming entrepreneurs

November 18, 2014

Even if you never followed the path of the young entrepreneur and didn't start your own company before taking the traditional path towards joining corporate America, that doesn't mean you'll never be able to pursue this endeavor. In fact, more Americans are starting their own companies later in life as a way to ease the transition from the working world into retirement.&n... Read More

Veterans’ Healing Farm wins $35,000 at business plan competition

November 17, 2014

We are proud to announce that our client, Veterans' Healing Farm, was recently the recipient of a $35,000 prize from the Entrepreneurship Boot-camp for Veterans! The non-profit community farm from Hendersonville, North Carolina is designed to help veterans re-integrate themselves back into society by helping grow crops, raise animals an... Read More

Entrepreneurs starting younger than ever

November 17, 2014

You probably know the story of Mark Zuckerberg, who famously dropped out of Harvard, moved to California and turned Facebook, which started as a small on-campus project, into a global phenomenon. Today, Zuckerberg's company is over 10 years old and at the age of 30 he is worth over $33 billion. While his story is legendary, and his success is certainly not the norm, that hasn'... Read More

When friends become business partners

November 17, 2014

Starting a business with a close friend is often seen as a risky venture, since maintaining the friendship is often as important to aspiring entrepreneurs as the success of the company, and can be a challenge in a fast-paced and high-stress environment, but that need not be the case— it is possible to strike a healthy balance.

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