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3 Phases of Starting a Business Plan

There are three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide if starting your own business is a sensible alternative to working for others. The Idea Phase In Read more


Mistakes to Avoid

Since one mistake is usually enough to bring down a business, do your best to avoid these ten mistakes. 1. Read more


Tips for Inventors

Keep detailed, dated records about your idea. Whenever you discuss your idea with anyone, note the date and exactly what information you provided. Read more



Grants almost always go to certain scientific, educational or other non-profit- public good endeavors and are not usually repaid. Read more


Funding Your Business

When approaching a bank for a small business loan for a startup venture, it’s important to understand the bank will be as least as interested in your personal financial condition a Read more


Business Structures

What's the difference between a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation and more? Here's a general guide describing characteristics and major tax considerations. Read more


Business License

Tennessee law requires businesses to have a business license issued by local government with few exceptions. Read more