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Prior experience

  • Where have you worked before?
  • Have you done anything special, exceptional or unusual?
  • What work-related skills or expertise do you have?

External contacts, resources etc.

  • What contacts have you in finance, business etc.
  • Have you or your family access to any under-utilized resources.
  • Do you know people who might help give you a start?

Don’t be afraid to ask other people to help assess your strengths and
weaknesses.




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To help surmount weaknesses, consider the idea of forming an entrepreneurial
team (or taking on a partner, part-time adviser, non-executive director
etc.) but beware of trying to work with

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Find and Buy Creative Business Names

A Marketplace of Creative Business Names

Has the search for a great, available business name got you down? We can help. With over 50,000 names to choose from, you can browse, get inspired, and find the unexpected yet perfect name for your company.

Right name. Right price. Right now.

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you can’t truly start working on your idea until it has a name, and finding the perfect name takes much more of your valuable time than it should. The cycle – brainstorming, checking availability, and negotiating – tends to lead to a dead end.

It’s time to break that cycle, and we can help.

Go shopping for your business name.

If you need the perfect outfit, you visit your favorite store, right? It’s easier and faster to select a great option from a list instead of designing the options. This is why traditional branding agencies get

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Kansas health insurance: find affordable coverage

Health insurance in Kansas

The Kansas health insurance marketplace

State legislative efforts to preserve or strengthen provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Kansas is among the states that have done the least to preserve the Affordable Care Act’s gains.

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, Kansas has maintained a stance of reluctance. The Sunflower State is among those that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and defaults to the federally run health insurance exchange – albeit with a marketplace plan management model for the exchange.

Open enrollment for 2020 health plans has ended. The next open enrollment period, for plans effective in 2021, will begin November 1, 2020. But Kansas residents with qualifying events can still enroll or make changes to their coverage for 2020.

For 2020, the Kansas exchange has five insurers offering coverage:

  • Medica
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Sunflower State Health Plan/Ambetter from Sunflower Health (Centene)
  • Oscar
  • Cigna

Read our full overview of the

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Best business intelligence tools in 2020: Find the right BI for data visualizations

The proliferation of new technologies and digital transformation means that data can now be collected on every aspect of a business, from sales and marketing, to workflows and productivity, to hiring and HR, to overall performance and profitability.

However, many of these data points exist in isolation and require a dedicated IT platform to connect the dots together.

This is what business intelligence represents, the ability to not just look at a specific detail of business operations, but tie in key information from each angle into an overall whole that can allow for real insights and predictions for improving business performance, not least through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

A number of software packages do come with their own reporting data and cloud analytics, but these can also usually be exported into a business intelligence platform.

This is the realm of big data, where actionable insights are key and business intelligence

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Hawaii health insurance: find affordable coverage

Health insurance in Hawaii

Hawaii’s health marketplace

State legislative efforts to preserve or strengthen provisions of the Affordable Care Act

How hard is Hawaii fighting to preserve the Affordable Care Act’s provisions? Compare to other states’ efforts.

After two years of using a technologically troubled state-based enrollment system, Hawaii began using the HealthCare.gov enrollment platform for the 2016 open enrollment period. In November 2016, Hawaii switched to a federally run exchange, although that state still oversees the plans that are sold in the exchange.

Open enrollment for 2020 health plans has ended, although Hawaiians who have qualifying events may still be able to enroll or make changes to their coverage for 2020. The next open enrollment period, for plans effective in 2021, will begin November 1, 2020.

Hawaii’s exchange has two insurers that offer individual market coverage for 2020. Average full-price premiums are decreasing in Hawaii’s individual market for 2020, for the first time since ACA-compliant plans debuted. Rates increased sharply in 2016,

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Medicare

Do you qualify for Medicare? You might have Medicare plan options beyond the federal program, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Find out about Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Supplement plans.

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Google for Small Business – Find the right tools for your business

Google for Small Business – Find the right tools for your business


Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty [COVID-19]

Answer a few questions and we’ll build your personalized plan of Google products to help you reach your goals.

Achieve the goals that matter to you

Whether it’s showing up when people search, growing your customer base, or streamlining how you run business, we can show you how to reach your next goal.

Make the most of the web with tools from Google

Google has a range of products to help your business grow. Get a personalized plan to see your full set of recommendations, or get started right away with these key products.

Get your business on Google for free

Make sure your business hours, phone number, and directions show up on Google Search and Maps with Google My Business.


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Business Loans Online, Find the Best Business Financing-PayPal US

Which business loan is right for your business?

Now you have options when it comes to fast access to cash at a competitive price. Learn more about both types of business loans and how to access the cash your business needs, for the growth you want.

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Loans from $5,000 to $500,000

Best suited for businesses with at least 9 months in business and $42,000+ in annual revenue. A PayPal Business account is required to fund your loan (processing payments with PayPal is optional).

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Loans from $1,000 to $300,000*

Best suited for existing PayPal customers that have had a PayPal Business account for at least 90 days and have processed $15,000+ with PayPal within the last 12 months.**

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*Loans from $1,000 to $200,000 are available to qualifying first time borrowers (and up to $300,000 for qualifying subsequent borrowers).
**To apply for PayPal Working Capital, your business must

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