Small Business Owners Spend $100K in 1st Year

The American dream is to be your own boss, but just how much does that cost? 50% say they underestimated the costs associated with getting their dream business off the ground.

That’s why my team at dug into The Average Startup Costs for Small Businesses in 2022. We analyzed how online, storefront and mobile businesses differ—and which unexpected costs hurt their bottom line.

We found that business owners are spending an average of $100K to start their storefront business, while only spending $35,000 to start an online business. (and only 30% of business owners can qualify for a loan in their first year.)

Check out our full report here:

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Sam’s Club plans 30 new stores, 5 fulfillment centers

Walmart-owned warehouse retailer Sam’s Club is shifting back into growth mode with plans to add 30 new US stores and five fulfillment centers in the coming years. Growing demand among inflation-weary consumers has spurred Sam’s Club to plan the new locations after a pause of

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