Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur
Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter
Your idea may look great on paper, but boy oh boy do things change -- and they will.
Building a team to successfully bring that crucial first product to market requires intuition, common sense and patience.
You can make a lot of money as an entrepreneur, but you are more likely to go broke. For some people, that combination is irresistible.
How To Write a Business Plan
Your business plan isn't a romance novel, so don't depend on just your passion to get investors interested in reading it.
Sales acceleration tools are almost uncanny in what they reveal about a customer's thinking.
Sincerely paying attention when others are speaking has a magical way of making you sound brilliant.
The audience is watching to see if you know what you're talking about.
Running a business is all about making decisions. Keep in mind what is most important and the better option will be easier to recognize.
When everything is starting to click and the business is beginning to grow, be cautious. But not too cautious.
Smart people can understand something that is complicated but brilliant people can make it simple.
A deliberative, thoughtful process for making decisions doesn't guarantee a good result but it makes one more likely.
Improving online sales is a constant process of looking at your website as your visitors see it.
Envisioning the many moving parts of a functioning business is the first step to success.
Effective leaders set the tone, point the direction and then mostly get out of the way.