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You don't have to be a large retailer to take advantage of holiday shopping, and you don't need a permanent store to reach customers. A holiday pop-up shop can be the perfect boost to your small business's revenue, provided you do it right.

There are quite a few legal hoops you've got to jump through when prepping your holiday pop-up store, and we've got them all in a handy checklist for you. The three (or so) legal L's of a pop-up shop:

What to Know Before Your Business Goes Global

Many business owners dream of international expansion, but there are important issues to consider before going global. Forays into foreign markets have all the usual problems and risks of any new business, plus cultural and linguistic challenges. And an unsuccessful international venture can be much more costly than failing at home.

Of course, nothing ventured, nothing gained, so going global also presents opportunities for profit that are otherwise impossible. To prepare for the bold step of international expansion, consider the following. If you are not daunted by these questions and suggestions, you may indeed be ready for business adventures abroad.

The idea of making your dream come true and starting your own small business has been calling, but so have the doubts. Will people like my product or service? Will they like it enough for me to make money?

Starting your own small business may be a scary prospect, but it's a lot less frightening when you've got all your ducks in a row. Here's what you need to start a small business:

Congratulations on your new eBay business!

I hope the money is flowing in. But, to ensure you get to keep the money, make sure your business isn't skirting the law in any way.

Take these five steps to keep your eBay business legal:

Have you ever wanted to open a shop to sell the t-shirts you designed or all the paint-by-numbers you created? If you're worried about committing to a yearlong business, you may want to consider starting a pop-up shop. 

Pop-up shops are gaining in popularity as they allow business owners the flexibility of connecting with customers without committing to a year-round business.

If you're planning on starting a pop-up shop, here are five legal requirements to consider:

Remember when you could start a business by making a pitcher of lemonade, setting a table up on the sidewalk, and designing a pretty sign?

Today, starting a business means paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork. Big brother (the government) wants to be able to track your business for tax purposes and to protect the public. So, to start a business you'll likely need a permit or license.

Where can you find permit and licensing requirements to start a business?

Why take the risk of starting your own business from scratch when you can buy into an already successful chain? Many entrepreneurs think about this every day, which is why they buy franchises.

But buying a franchise isn't as easy as just slapping someone else's logo on your front door. We've written a lot about franchises over the years and have gathered some good information you should consider before taking this step. So before you sign that franchise agreement, here are 3 things you need to know:

It's a brave new world. The District of Columbia and a majority of states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. In Oregon, Alaska, Colorado and Washington, you can now use marijuana for recreational purposes.

With several more states considering legalizing marijuana, enterprising business people are lining up to get a piece of this growing and emerging market.

So, you want to start a cannabusiness. Here are three things to know about a marijuana start-up:

Operating a Business Without a License: What Can Happen?

Anyone who has ever started a small business knows there's always another piece of paperwork that needs to be filled out. Leases. Licenses. Supplier agreements. Receipts and contracts with customers and clients.

And that isn't even touching on costs: Federal taxes. State taxes. City taxes. Sales taxes. After a while, you may begin to feel like you're paying all of your profits off to the tax man.

But don't overlook one easy-to-miss requirement of starting a business: the paperwork and fee for your local business license.

3 Local Laws to Know Before Starting a Business

If you're starting a new business, there are probably any number of things that require your immediate attention. But among your foremost priorities should be educating yourself on the local laws that may affect your business.

Putting off potential legal issues until after your business is already open may end up costing you big in the long run.

What local laws do you need to know before you start your business? Here are three to get you started: