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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Create Your Tennessee Corporation or LLC

Go to the Secretary of State’s web site at www.state.tn.us/sos. Then you search for “Business” and “For Profit” and then “Forms”. The form you want to select is “Charter”. You... Read more

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Introduction to Internet Business

A successful Internet only business is NOT easy to start. The problem is intense competition and getting people to find your website. A beautiful website is like having a... Read more

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Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a number calculated separately by the three major credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union) from information contained in the credit... Read more

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Using the Library

The Nashville Public Library (downtown, 3rd floor West Reading Room) has a wealth of reference material related to small business. Read more

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