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Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur
Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on
7 Fatal Mistakes Founders Make Just When Business Is Getting Good
When everything is starting to click and the business is beginning to grow, be cautious. But not too cautious.
5 Ways to Simplify Your Business Plan and Almost Anything Else
Smart people can understand something that is complicated but brilliant people can make it simple.
5 Bad Decision-Making Habits That Can Destroy Your Business
A deliberative, thoughtful process for making decisions doesn't guarantee a good result but it makes one more likely.
5 Secrets for Increasing Conversions on Your Site
Improving online sales is a constant process of looking at your website as your visitors see it.
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
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
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
Aim for consistency and vary your social channels to get your brand out there.
5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead
Your leadership skills will ultimately determine your professional success or failure.
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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
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
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
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
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
Introducing your company succinctly and persuasively requires a ton of work and preparation but has to seem effortless to make the right impression.
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