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Small Business Resources

When you open a business, you suddenly have to be an expert in everything: marketing, business strategy, HR, sales, customer service – you name it. That’s a lot for one person to take on. These resources can help you launch, grow, manage, and protect your business, no matter where it goes next.

Starting a Business

Still working full time and moonlighting? Doing a little work on the side? Check out these resources to take the leap from sometime freelancer to fulltime business owner – or to make the most of your side hustle.

“I wish I would have understood the power of networking groups. ... If I could go back in time and convince myself that it's not as hard as it seems to go and meet other people, I think my business could easily be twice the size it is today.” Julian Jacobsen, founder of J.J. Micro LLC IT Consulting

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Running a Business

If starting a business is hard, managing one day to day, year to year, is even more challenging. Whether you need how-to guides for specific changes, insight about building a team, or inspiration from other business owners, you'll find it here. 

"Cultivate relationships with people you'd like to hire even before you have an opening." Amber Johnson, chief communications officer, Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University

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Managing Risk in a Small Business

Preparing for a worst-case scenario doesn't have to be a bummer. Take a few minutes to get an idea of how to ensure your business can survive whatever comes your way.

“The way that you rank on a search engine, the way that you position your services or products on your website, the way that others talk about your brand online can make or break a business." Seema Alexander, business consultant

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