Posts by Lisa Steward

Failure Can Be Inspiring: Google’s Sergey Brin on His Failure Before Co-Founding Google

We’ve all heard those stories of how some lucky person “stumbles” upon a brilliant business idea, builds a business around it, and is a seemingly instantaneous…

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All About DBA’s

  Picture this scenario: you have had a life-long hobby of making specialty desserts and have decided to start a business. You’ve done all of the…

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Spotlight Article: “Surviving ‘Founder Fear'” by David Selinger

David Selinger hit the nail on the head with his article about the “loneliness at the top”. While starting a business can be full of excitement…

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Does My Business Needs a Website?

2014 will be a big year. A big year for computers, tablets and mobile phones that is. In 2014, it is predicted that there will be…

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Starting a Business – Checklist

So you’re interested in starting a business? Use this checklist to get off the ground! Create a Business Plan I went into depth about the importance…

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Entrepreneurial Spotlight: A Shop Outside the Box

Kristin Miller is the owner of “a charming and cozy shoppe for rustic treasures” right in the heart of Old Town Monrovia. Her shop feels right…

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Federal Tax ID Number: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

What is a Federal Tax ID Number? A  Federal Tax Identification Number is also known as a Federal Employer Identification Number and is often abbreviated as…

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A Peek into Four Legit “Green” Businesses

  Today going green has gone mainstream. Most companies and individuals have a good idea of what it takes to be green, thanks to awareness campaigns.…

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10 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Business Licenses & Permits

Every business needs some sort of license or permit to operate- even sole proprietorships, freelancers, and businesses that operate out of the home Business licenses and…

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Marketing Plans Made Simple

A marketing plan is essential to any business that wants to thrive. Whether you’re a small mom and pop shop or an expansive corporation, a well…

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