Jane Porter

Jane Porter

Writer and editor

Jane Porter is a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. You can find more of her work at Janeroseporter.com

3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should
Growth Strategies

3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should

When it comes to product packaging, making eco-friendly decision are not as cut and dry as many entrepreneurs may think. Here's what you need to know to make the best decision for your business.
5 Ways to Stop Stress Before It Starts
Entrepreneurs

5 Ways to Stop Stress Before It Starts

What science tells us about stress and how entrepreneurs can nip it in the bud.
3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products
Growth Strategies

3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

A look at how to best protect your products so they arrive at your customer's door intact, without going overboard and wasting money and materials.
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm
Marketing

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm

From measuring success to costs and services, here's what you need to know before turning to a public relations firm.
8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea
Starting a Business

8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

If you're planning to start a business, you first need to figure out a winning concept. Consider these strategies to help get your creative juices flowing.
4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy
Marketing

4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

For many ecommerce companies, customer-return policies can be just as important as the price or the product.
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Accountant
Finance

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Accountant

While you may think of accountants as numbers people, a good accountant does more than just crunch the numbers. Here's what to ask to find the best one.
6 Things About Money You May Not Think About -- But Should
Finance

6 Things About Money You May Not Think About -- But Should

One of the common mistakes entrepreneurs make is losing sight of their personal finances when trying to grow their business. Here's how to avoid falling into that trap.
10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors
Finance

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases.
10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business
Growth Strategies

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

Doing your due diligence before buying a company will earn you bargaining power and help you avoid unforeseen problems. Here's what you need to know.
7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus
Leadership

7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

If you're prone to distraction, these techniques can help you refocus in as little as 60 seconds.
5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping
Growth Strategies

5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping

Free shipping can entice customers to buy your product, but make sure it doesn't lead you awry. Here are common mishaps to be aware of.
10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers
Starting a Business

10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered.
Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success
Marketing

Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success

Many business owners dread picking up the phone to reach potential customers or investors for the first time. Here are seven tips to overcome your fears and prepare to win.
5 Creative Packaging Ideas to Delight Your Customers
Marketing

5 Creative Packaging Ideas to Delight Your Customers

You may not have the budget or visibility of larger brands, but you can still capture customers' attention and create buzz with your product. Here are tips for (literally) thinking outside the box.