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.
Technology That Lets Sales Pros Peer Into What Prospects Want
Boosting Sales

Technology That Lets Sales Pros Peer Into What Prospects Want

Sales acceleration tools are almost uncanny in what they reveal about a customer's thinking.
How Talking Less and Listening More Builds Your Business
Listening

How Talking Less and Listening More Builds Your Business

Sincerely paying attention when others are speaking has a magical way of making you sound brilliant.
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
Priorities

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.