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.
5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Risk-Taking
Taking risks

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Risk-Taking

Focus on the known factors when you can, accept ambiguities -- and understand that failure is never the end of the road.
5 Stress-Relieving Daily Habits for Entrepreneurs
Control What You Can

5 Stress-Relieving Daily Habits for Entrepreneurs

Exercise, green tea and nice scents are just a few simple things to try if you are stressed out.
So Many Good Businesses Fail By Neglecting These 5 Key Elements of Entrepreneurship
Business Optimization

So Many Good Businesses Fail By Neglecting These 5 Key Elements of Entrepreneurship

Paying attention to cash flow, competition and leadership quality are just a few things that can save your company in trying times.
The 8 Biggest Challenges for New Entrepreneurs
Tools for New Entrepreneurs

The 8 Biggest Challenges for New Entrepreneurs

Ready to abandon your steady day job to face hours of loneliness and stressful decision-making? Ah, but there's more...
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Football Coaches
Control What You Can

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Football Coaches

The ability to motivate and galvanize a team is the difference between leaders and managers.
5 Secrets That Will Keep You Going When the Going Gets Rough
Motivation

5 Secrets That Will Keep You Going When the Going Gets Rough

Fake it 'till you make it. Take baby steps. You have more support than you think. Keep on truckin'.
Entrepreneurship Is a Journey in 7 Stages. Enjoy The Ride.
Entrepreneur Mindset

Entrepreneurship Is a Journey in 7 Stages. Enjoy The Ride.

Not every ebb and flow of being an entrepreneur is a walk in the park. But be sure to stop and smell the roses along the way.
4 Disruptors That Made Superior Branding Their Competitive Edge
Marketing Strategies

4 Disruptors That Made Superior Branding Their Competitive Edge

When many companies offer similar products at similar prices the customer's feel for the brand is the crucial distinction.
5 Bad Leadership Habits That Undercut Your Team's Productivity
Startup Culture

5 Bad Leadership Habits That Undercut Your Team's Productivity

The employee you have to keep the closest eye on is yourself.
Don't Believe These 5 Leadership Myths That Undermine Your Confidence
Control What You Can

Don't Believe These 5 Leadership Myths That Undermine Your Confidence

Real leaders are too busy meeting their responsibilities to worry if they are "real'' leaders.
These 5 Mistakes Make Meetings a Huge Time Waste
Meetings

These 5 Mistakes Make Meetings a Huge Time Waste

Every meeting gone bad is a lost opportunity for collaboration essential.
Good Social Media Boosts SEO Even Though Nobody Understands How
SEO Tips

Good Social Media Boosts SEO Even Though Nobody Understands How

There is lots of debate over the mechanics of how social media boosts SEO but no doubt that it does.
Don't Skimp on Trademark Protection for Your New Brand
Branding

Don't Skimp on Trademark Protection for Your New Brand

Sitting down with a trademark attorney is perhaps the least thrilling part of launching a startup. Do it anyway.
5 Scenarios Where Panic Can Destroy Your Startup
Crisis Management

5 Scenarios Where Panic Can Destroy Your Startup

Missed a deadline? Lost an important client? Facing an unexpected competitor? Stay calm and react with a plan.
5 Reasons Why a Good Business Idea Is Never Enough to Succeed
Success Strategies

5 Reasons Why a Good Business Idea Is Never Enough to Succeed

Your idea may look great on paper, but boy oh boy do things change -- and they will.