Larry Alton

Larry Alton

Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur
Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model
Business Model

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model

Envisioning the many moving parts of a functioning business is the first step to success.
For More Results, Make the Switch to a Minimalist Managerial Style
Managing Employees

For More Results, Make the Switch to a Minimalist Managerial Style

Effective leaders set the tone, point the direction and then mostly get out of the way.
These 5 Leadership Styles Have Never Worked for Anybody
Leadership

These 5 Leadership Styles Have Never Worked for Anybody

Some people are born leaders but most of us have to learn. It's easier if you skip the stuff proven not to work.
5 Reasons Why Your Personal Branding Strategy Isn't Working
Personal Branding

5 Reasons Why Your Personal Branding Strategy Isn't Working

Aim for consistency and vary your social channels to get your brand out there.
5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead
Leadership

5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead

Your leadership skills will ultimately determine your professional success or failure.
6 Critical Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer
Starting a Business

6 Critical Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer

If you want to lay the groundwork for a stable business and attract investors, make sure you're hitting these points.
5 Essential Tech Tools For Telecommuters
Telecommuting

5 Essential Tech Tools For Telecommuters

This arsenal of gadgets, including mobile hotspots, wireless headsets and battery boosters, helps remote staffers stay connected.
5 Big Questions to Ask When Your Company Is Going Nowhere Fast
Burnout

5 Big Questions to Ask When Your Company Is Going Nowhere Fast

The toughest situation for an entrepreneur is exhausting themselves to keep alive a business they won't admit is on life support.
Set These 3 Boundaries For a Sane Balance of Work and Life
Entrepreneur Lifestyles

Set These 3 Boundaries For a Sane Balance of Work and Life

Entrepreneurs are often their own worst enemies when it comes to setting aside time to recharge. Set some rules for yourself and stick to them.
How a Ghostwriter Can Breathe Life Into Your Startup's Content Strategy
Content Strategy

How a Ghostwriter Can Breathe Life Into Your Startup's Content Strategy

The typical startup budget is small but the demand for content is big. Ghostwriters are often the affordable solution.
6 Essentials for Making Your Elevator Pitch Unforgettable
Elevator pitch

6 Essentials for Making Your Elevator Pitch Unforgettable

Introducing your company succinctly and persuasively requires a ton of work and preparation but has to seem effortless to make the right impression.
5 Steps to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Start Following Your Passion
Entrepreneur Lifestyles

5 Steps to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Start Following Your Passion

Don't lightly decide to leave your comfort zone but don't spend your life there when you know in your heart you will regret it.
4 Essential BYOD Security Measures
Cyber Security

4 Essential BYOD Security Measures

Employees using their mobile devices for work is an efficiency boon but also a constant risk that requires systematic management.
Entrepreneur Lifestyles

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is a calling. Succeeding at it requires following your impulses and intuition methodically.
In Praise of Night Owls: 4 Successful People Who Sleep Little
Sleep

In Praise of Night Owls: 4 Successful People Who Sleep Little

Science tells us that many of us need more sleep to succeed but that certainly isn't true for everyone.