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This post was originally featured on ScoreNYC A lot of folks have the entrepreneurial spirit. Yet many never see it through. According to a Gallup survey, potential entrepreneurs don’t take the plunge for a variety of reasons. They worry about a steady income, lack personal savings, or fear failure. A staggering 49% say they don’t start a companybecause they don’t know where to start. What can address these concerns is a way to start small and generate reliable income. Here’s a list of low-barrier to entry business ideas that can prove fruitful with the right plan. 1. ...

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This post was originally featured on ScoreNYC Getting a start — and getting ahead — in urban real estate requires several business and emotional skills that aren’t taught in the licensing exam. I’ve been fortunate to get to know all sorts of people in my career, from politicians and celebrities to business people and families. To be a successful realtor for all these types, you have to adjust to account for their personal communication styles while also making sure they get the home they want. This is harder than it might first seem, because people aren’t always clear even ...

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This post was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com Image credit: looseleaf2006 | Getty Images The name unicorn — a burgeoning company valued at over $1 billion — turns heads in the business world, but in actuality is far from a guarantee of sustained success, or even survival. Many companies with the requisite amount of passion, planning and smarts have fallen by the wayside due to hazards, both internal and external. When you run a business, you must constantly learn from the mistakes of others, even those outside of your industry. This is a unique time to build a ...

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