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15 Tips for Starting a Business From People Who’ve Been There

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 16: If you dream of being your own boss, you’re not alone. Two-thirds of Americans hope to open a small business, according to the UPS Store’s Inside Small Business Survey. However, dreaming about entrepreneurship is a far cry from actually doing it. The responsibilities and costs that come with starting a business are enough to make your head spin. Just ask anyone who has done it.
If you think you’re ready to take the leap, it’s best to learn from business owners who know what it takes to turn an idea into reality. Learn startup tips from these successful entrepreneurs, and find out if you really have what it takes to start a business.

If you dream of being your own boss, you’re not alone. Two-thirds of Americans hope to open a small business, according to the UPS Store’s Inside Small Business Survey. However, dreaming about entrepreneurship is a far cry from actually doing it. The responsibilities and costs that come with starting a business are enough to make your head spin. Just ask anyone who has done it.

If you think you’re ready to take the leap, it’s best to learn from business owners who know what it takes to turn an idea into reality. Learn startup tips from these successful entrepreneurs, and find out if you really have what it takes to start a business.

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