Starting a Business: How to Become an Entrepreneur
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Now that you’ve decided entrepreneurship is for you, it’s time to start your own business. The sites in this section will hopefully make that monumental task slightly less daunting, and explain how to get started, as well as how to manage your business’ finances and legal affairs.
- One way to start a business with a bit less risk (albeit with more restrictions) is to open a store that’s part of a franchise. If you have a particular franchise in mind, check the company Web site to get more information about opening a store of your own.
- The sites listed below serve entrepreneurs in general so they may not have information specific to your industry. Try searching online for resources specific to your industry of choice. Online trade publications or niche communities can provide some great advice (and potential contacts or a customer base) for your new business.
- Online banking is an easy (and convenient) way to keep track of your business expenses. The site Wesabe.com allows you to track your spending across all of your online accounts; you’ll also find spending, saving and goal-attaining advice from other Wesabe community members.
- Chances are, an entrepreneur will have to be a good manager as well. The findingDulcinea Management Web Guide can provide a great deal of information on that topic.