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You'd like to start a box lunch business, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a box lunch business in this article.

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You'd like to start a delivery service, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a delivery service in this article.

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You like the travel business and were wondering how to start a travel agency business. You've come to the right spot to learn about how to start a travel agency business.

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You'd like to learn how to start an assisted living facility, to help fill a growing need for such facilities. Study this article and you will learn how to start an assisted living facility.

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Just because you like to cook or bake doesn't mean you know how to start a food business. In this article we will provide you with everything you need to know about how to start a food business.

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You've been wondering how to start an adult day care center for the elderly people in your neighborhood. Read this article and find out how to start an adult day care.

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The home health care business sounds like a business you would like to get into, but you don't know where to start. Read the instructions in this article, and learn how to start a home health care business.

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You'd like to learn how to open a pawn shop, because you feel it's a recession-proof business. Learn about how to open a pawn shop in this article.

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Would you like to publish a magazine? This article will attempt to tell you how to publish a magazine.

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You want to start your own retail business, and would like to start a consignment store. In this article we will explain what a consignment shop is and how to start a consignment store.

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You'd like to start a shoe line, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a shoe line in this article.

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Starting an online magazine isn't all that hard. Learn how to start an online magazine in this article.

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Even if you're in a state that doesn't require it, it's a good idea to write a bill of sale when selling something privately to prevent misunderstandings down the line. Here's how to do it.

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Would you like to start a cleaning business with no money? Learn how to start a cleaning business with no money in this article.

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If you want to start a group home business, find a location, get licensed, find funding, hire staff, and finally, fill your home with residents. Learn how to start a group home business in this article.

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When making an employee check stub, include check information, work hours, deductions and salary information. Learn how to make employee check stubs in this article.

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The key to evaluating any business venture is to determine its profitability. Learn about how to determine profitability in this article.

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If you'd like to start a radio station you'll need to apply for a permit, decide how much power you need, buy the equipment and recruit broadcasters. Learn how to start a radio station in this article.

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Getting the idea for a new business is easy. Finding the cash to start it is something else. So where do you get some startup capital?

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Starting a new business sounds great, right? From now on, you're your own boss. But if you aren't careful, you could run into trouble.

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The simple idea behind PayPal, using encryption software to allow people to make financial transfers between computers, has turned into one of the world's primary methods of online payment.

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Marketing plans are a must if you want your product or service to reach a broad audience. Learn about positioning, placement, and everything else that goes into a professional marketing plan.

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Now that you've decided you want to start your own business, you need to figure out a play of how to cover all of your bases before you take the plunge. A good business plan can help you organize your new business. Find out how to create a business plan.

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When you're starting a business, capital is the long and short of it. You've got to spend money to make money, but before you can spend it you have to acquire it.

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Business ideas require a great deal of planning in order to bring them to life. Do you know what it takes to start a successful business? Learn about business ideas and how to turn a business idea into a working business.

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