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.
7 Ways Persuasive Body Language Bolsters Business Presentations
Body Language

7 Ways Persuasive Body Language Bolsters Business Presentations

The audience is watching to see if you know what you're talking about.
5 Competitive Advantages Startups Have Over Big Businesses
Competitive Advantages

5 Competitive Advantages Startups Have Over Big Businesses

Sometimes, small really is beautiful.
To Succeed as an Entrepreneur, Focus on the 5 Golden Priorities
Cash Flow Center

To Succeed as an Entrepreneur, Focus on the 5 Golden Priorities

Running a business is all about making decisions. Keep in mind what is most important and the better option will be easier to recognize.
7 Fatal Mistakes Founders Make Just When Business Is Getting Good
Startups

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
Lifestyle

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
Decision Making

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
Web Design

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
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.