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It's a good rule of thumb to keep your personal and your business expenses separate as you begin getting your new startup off the ground. One of the best ways to do this is by opening a business credit card. In this article, we look at what you need to know before choosing a business credit card for your startup. When you apply It's worth noting that when you apply for a credit card for your startup, you will probably be asked about your personal credit information. They will also likely check y...

Sometimes entrepreneurs are working so quickly and are so focused that it can feel like we're working in a vacuum. Getting to know what's going on with other small businesses can be a crucial way to gauge what's happening in the industry and where we stand. To make that a little bit easier, we've compiled some statistics about small businesses that can help you take the temperature of the field and gain an understanding of today's climate. We sifted through reams of government data to drill down...

Messages on social media range from: "If you don't come out of this pandemic with a new skill, you don't lack time, you lack discipline" to "It's OK if you're not achieving peak productivity in the throes of a global pandemic! It's fine to just chill in your pyjamas." In these stressful times, how do you strike the right balance between taking care of your mental health and taking advantage of some downtime? [Read full article on Entrepreneur]

If you searched for "can I use 'To Whom It May Concern' on a cover letter?" on Google, you'd quickly learn that career experts overwhelmingly recommend against it. For years, they've claimed that using a generic introduction for your cover letter like "To Whom It May Concern" or "Dear Sir / Madam" is one of the easier ways to sink your job prospects. However, thousands of job seekers use "To Whom It May Concern" on their cover letters and still manage to land work. So does starting your cover le...

Do you feel like you start your day wearing one hat, but by the time the end of the day rolls around, you've donned and discarded multiple hats? If so, you aren't alone. Startup founders notoriously have their hands in every piece of their startup, especially when it comes to human resources. In this article, we look at the many HR hats often worn by early stage startup founders. The role of mentor By virtue of being the leader, you naturally fit the role of mentor. You're a seasoned veteran, yo...

In order to run a successful business it is important to have a good understanding of how your customer thinks and feels about your product. Collecting feedback through surveys, is an excellent way to receive the data necessary to inform decisions. The problem is that unless a survey is structured correctly, it is possible that it will lead to inaccurate results. A poorly crafted survey opens itself up to response bias, which causes survey participants to answer questions inaccurately. If survey...

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