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10 Important personal characteristics of entrepreneurs

Are entrepreneurs born or made? In most cases, it's a little bit of both. Discover some of the most important traits of entrepreneurs and even how you can gain them.

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The pandemic sparked a rush in new single-person businesses. Are they here to stay?

If you have decided it’s time to launch a new business, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in the post-pandemic economy. An emerging optimism nudged record numbers of entrepreneurs into the single-owner businesses sector in 2021. Their persistent success shows no signs of abating.

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John Mattson

Meet John Mattson, living his best life in ‘un-retirement’

Some entrepreneurs can’t wait to get out of the corporate world and follow their dream of being their own boss. For others, that dream comes as a little bit more of a surprise. 

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How to get a startup business loan

If you are one of the 1.3 million people who filed applications for new businesses in the first quarter of 2021, congratulations. Entrepreneurs like you are proving that the post-pandemic economy holds plenty of promise. Now, before you launch, get a small business start-up loan. Yes, a loan. 

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What does the SBA’s Community Navigator Pilot Program mean for small businesses?

As part of the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting applications for the Community Navigator Pilot Program. This program will provide grants to organizations that support small businesses, and prioritizes very small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. 

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Show your LGBTQ+ pride as a business or an ally

June is Pride month and small businesses are flying their rainbow flags. There are many ways to celebrate Pride, whether yours is an LGBTQ+ business or an ally – a business that demonstrates inclusion every day. 

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Secrets to success: Encore entrepreneurs talk about confidence

Encore entrepreneurs – those who start their first business after the age of 50 – have some advantages over their younger counterparts. The single biggest advantage, according to the 2021 Hiscox Encore Entrepreneur Report, is confidence.

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