Chat Roundup: Startup Tips that Make the Difference in Success

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The startup phase is a critical time in the life cycle of any business. A recent chat on Twitter took a closer look at this important stage in recognition of National Small Business Week here in the United States.

Small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners asked questions and, more importantly, shared their advice. We all know that more heads are better than one, right?  This great jam session proved it.  Here are some excerpts from the chat, below, to give a smattering of what discussed and debated by the small business community.

Check out the entire chat, presented by FedEx Office  @FedExOffice at hashtag #SmBizEdge.

See selected excerpts from the chat “Startup Tips That Make the Difference in Success” below.


We started our discussion where small businesses often do start…with the business plan.



As important as what to do is what not to do. With the next question, we examined this issue.



Funding is another issue so critical to startups. Here is more from our Twitter chat on the subject.





So how do you control those costs?





Many thanks to @FedExOffice for sponsoring this chat – we appreciate it, FedEx Office!

Disclosure: FedEx Office compensated me to participate as a small business expert during the FedEx Office Tweet Chat program and write this post. The ideas in this blog post are mine and not ideas or advice from FedEx Office.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.