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How to Franchise a Business: The Definitive Guide

There comes a time in every entrepreneur's life where they have to decide "am I content or do I want to continue growing my business?" If you've reached that point, you're probably looking for new ways to increase your business and have wondered how to franchise a business. Mike Andes, the founder of Augusta Lawn Care, started a franchise model two years ago and now supports over 60 franchises. Next...

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How to Run a Successful Small Business (2022)

Are you struggling to figure out how to run a successful business? Many business owners don’t figure it out on their first try, but Afshan Abbas, the owner of Fuchsia Shoes, told us: Coming this far, was having grit. We failed ten times, but the eleventh time it worked. So, it’s about repeating the process, trying out different things, and figuring out what works for you. We’ll share insight...

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How to Start an Etsy Shop (and Make $60K/Month)

Cash is not king. Creativity is. Have you ever wanted to start your own Etsy shop? Vlad Kuksenko started Tag Pup and, in 18 months, became the top pet product seller. You can do it too! We sat down with Vlad and learned how he loved art but earning a living as an artist wasn’t an option until graphic design became a major field. Today, he creates personalized dog collars, leashes, and bandanas that...

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How to Get Your Product in Stores (in 5 Easy Steps)

Do you want to expand your products into other stores to help drive revenue and sales? We’re going to show you how to get your product in stores to hyperdrive your business.  We followed up with Jazmin from BlkSunflower for some input on how she got her product in stores. We’ll walk you through the benefits, the planning, and approaching decision-makers so you understand how to get your product...

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How to Find a Mentor in 7 Steps (2022)

If you’ve ever thought “I need a mentor” this is the blog for you. We’ll provide guidance to help you find a mentor that will help you master your industry. We interviewed Nic Reed and his mentor Mike Andes, and they shared their knowledge on starting a business and mentoring with us. Nic was employed by Mike at Augusta Lawn Care before becoming his first 3F franchisee. They have some great...

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The 30 Best Businesses to Start with $10K (or Less)

Do you want to start your own business but don't know where to begin? People often wait to start a business because they don't have the initial investment for their business idea, but you should never wait to invest in your future. You can start a business with $10K or less. We've prepared a list of 30 start-up businesses under $10K to help you get started on your path to entrepreneurship. We'll provide...

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Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC – Which Should You Choose?

When a business owner wants to choose a business structure they will normally consider the battle of a sole proprietorship vs. a limited liability company (LLC). Like two MMA fighters squaring off in the octagon, a sole proprietorship, and a limited liability company, both have their place in the business world. UpFlip is here to help you understand the similarities and differences of a sole...

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How to Start a $200K/Year Candle Business

Ever wondered how hard it would be to start a candle business? We’ll show you how. Jazmin Richards started her candle business, Blk Sunflower, with $110 after she lost her job and has made $300,000 in 18 months creating and selling her own candles, apparel, and accessories. This is the kind of creativity and motivation we love seeing! We're going to share her strategies with you so you can start a...

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The 15 Best HR Outsourcing Companies (2022)

HR functions can easily consume a day per week according to a whitepaper published by Oasis, a Paychex company. I'm sure that is part of the reason why you’re considering outsourcing HR. The good news is there are plenty of companies to help you with HR outsourcing. We looked into the different HR services available to help you narrow down the choices for your HR outsourcing. We took into...

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How to Start a Woodworking Business (and Make $15K/Month)

We were wondering how to start a woodworking business so we looked for a company that was already a successful woodworking business. We found John Blunt, founder of Seattle-based community woodworking shop IsGood Woodworks. John started IsGood in 1992 without accepting loans or investors. Over the years John grew IsGood from a small, self-funded contract woodworking business into an industry-renowned...

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