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 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.
4 Ways to Succeed at Keeping Your New Year's Resolution
Entrepreneur Lifestyles

4 Ways to Succeed at Keeping Your New Year's Resolution

Ambitious goals are great but make it specific and lay out a plan for success.
5 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries During the Holiday Break
Entrepreneur Lifestyles

5 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries During the Holiday Break

One of the toughest jobs an entrepreneur can take on is really not thinking about work to focus on relaxing.
5 Iconic Entrepreneurs and Their Business Gambles That Paid Off
Taking risks

5 Iconic Entrepreneurs and Their Business Gambles That Paid Off

Success comes to those who work hard and aren't afraid to trust their luck.
4 Ways to Fit Holiday Shopping Into Your Hectic Schedule
Holiday Shopping

4 Ways to Fit Holiday Shopping Into Your Hectic Schedule

There are better ways to find the right gift, at a desirable price, than wander up and down the aisles.