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.
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.
5 Ways to Stop Sleepwalking Through Your Mornings
Productivity

5 Ways to Stop Sleepwalking Through Your Mornings

Tweaking your morning routine can have big benefits all day long.
5 Low-Tech Ways to Throttle Time-Sucking Mobile Devices So You Can Concentrate
Distractions

5 Low-Tech Ways to Throttle Time-Sucking Mobile Devices So You Can Concentrate

Sometimes, the killer productivity app is the off switch.
3 Secrets to Making Your Online Customer Support a Success
Customer Service

3 Secrets to Making Your Online Customer Support a Success

Online customer service should make processes easier, not harder. Here's how your company can streamline its online customer-service approach,
Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?
Online Advertising

Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?

Privacy concerns and the availability of ad-blocking software may force online businesses to rethink how they reach their audiences.