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How To

10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee
Firing

10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Develop a Laser-Like Focus on Building Your New Business
Productivity

How to Develop a Laser-Like Focus on Building Your New Business

The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.
Neil Patel
Make Your Waking Hours Work for You
Time Management

Make Your Waking Hours Work for You

Formulating your work schedule is an important prioritization task. Here are four guidelines to keep in mind.
Marty Fukuda

Starting a Business

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting a Company in Asia and Brought Back to the States
Business Lessons

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting a Company in Asia and Brought Back to the States

A serial entrepreneur shares what he learned from his experience launching his first business far from home.
Andrew Josuweit
How to Name a Business
How To

How to Name a Business

What's in a business name? Plenty. Follow this guide to choose a memorable name that will best represent your brand.
How to Start a Business Online
How To

How to Start a Business Online

7 tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.
How to Start a Cleaning Business
How To

How to Start a Cleaning Business

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and appreciate the sense of a job well done, then a cleaning service might just be your perfect opportunity.
Elements of a Business Plan
Business Plans

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.

Growth Strategies

How to Build an All-Star Team Through Trust
Team Management

How to Build an All-Star Team Through Trust

A few key lessons have come up as I've sought out, trained and let my team take on my business this last year. Here's what I've learned.
Lewis Howes
Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders has compiled 35 habits of the most how-do-you-do-that productive people.
How to Value a Business?
How To

How to Value a Business?

If you're interested in purchasing an existing business, here are a few ways to gauge its value.
An Introduction to Business Plans
Business Plans

An Introduction to Business Plans

Why is a business plan so vital to the health of your business? Read the first section of our tutorial on How to Build a Business Plan to find out.
Top 10 Ways to Make Money Online -- With Integrity
Growth Strategies

Top 10 Ways to Make Money Online -- With Integrity

To do it right, you'll need to find a way that serves your vision while also supporting others.

Finance

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse
Angel Investors

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse

Incompatible goals can lead to business hell. Here are the issues to think through ahead of time.
Tim Berry
Habits of the World's Wealthiest People (Infographic)
Productivity

Habits of the World's Wealthiest People (Infographic)

A look at some of the traits and routines shared by the world's richest people.
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App
Finance

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
The Basics of Money Management
Finance

The Basics of Money Management

Before you start making money, you've got to figure out how you're going to accept payments, establish payment and credit terms, and manage your finances. This how-to will help.
Five Ways to Keep Cash Flow Pumping
Finance

Five Ways to Keep Cash Flow Pumping

For new business owners, getting cash flowing into the business should be priority No. 1. Here are ideas for getting started.

Marketing

Why Influencer Marketing Pays Off for Small Businesses
Influencers

Why Influencer Marketing Pays Off for Small Businesses

Harness word-of-mouth from influential people in a cost-effective campaign.
Eric Dahan
How to Calculate Gross Profit
How To

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.
How to Create a Logo.
How To

How to Create a Logo.

With a well-designed logo, potential clients can instantly discover how your business can serve them.
10 Laws of Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

For business owners just getting started, a guide to build brand buzz and boost your bottom line.
12 Ways to Increase Online Sales
Sales

12 Ways to Increase Online Sales

Improve the sales effectiveness of your site with one of these guaranteed ways to turn visitors into buyers.

Leadership

10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee
Firing

10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note
How To

How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note

Sending a thank-you note can change your life. It changed mine.
Saying It Right -- 8 Rules for Getting People on Your Side
Communication Strategies

Saying It Right -- 8 Rules for Getting People on Your Side

It's just like your mother said: It's the way you express things sometimes that really matters.
How to Communicate With Your First Employee
Managing Employees

How to Communicate With Your First Employee

This hire marks the beginning of your becoming a manager of staff. Here's how to do things right.
Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback
Leadership

Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

It can be a delicate process, but assessing a person's progress can lead to improvement and growth.

Technology

Your Minimum Viable Product Is Doomed Without This
Product Design

Your Minimum Viable Product Is Doomed Without This

Balance functionality and design or risk drowning in the crowded marketplace.
Kuty Shalev
A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App
Technology

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

If you have the right reasons, follow these 10 recommendations to getting your product to the public.
Five Easy Tools to Build a Website
Technology

Five Easy Tools to Build a Website

You don't have to be a techie to build a website for your business. Here are five affordable resources to get started.
The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps
Technology

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

From Evernote to Instagram to Snapchat, here's a look at how these apps found their early success.
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life
Technology

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.

Entrepreneurs

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Defeat Depression
Depression

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Defeat Depression

Many startup leaders discover that their emotional health ends up reflected in the well-being of their business. Here are some powerful tools to address the downward spiral.
Sharí Alexander
How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work
Productivity

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

Are you working on clock time or 'real' time? Learn how to manage your day by understanding the difference with these 10 time management tips.
How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain
Productivity

How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain

Understand how your brain reacts to distractions and use these three tips to help you stay focused and get things done.
5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using
Entrepreneurs

5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using

There's no magic pill you can take to manage your time better. Instead, try implementing these five strategies to get your work under control.
Startups

8.5 Insider Tips on Getting Hired by a Startup

Like any other job position, you must do your due diligence, with paying particular attention to the company's goals and culture.

Franchises

Exploring a Franchise Opportunity? 5 Key Questions to Ask.
Buying a Franchise

Exploring a Franchise Opportunity? 5 Key Questions to Ask.

Embarking on this discovery process will let you check out the business model even as you, the franchisee, are being vetted.
Anna Wilds
Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity
Franchises

Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity

How to tell whether that opportunity is really too good to be true
Adding a Franchise to Your Existing Business
Franchises

Adding a Franchise to Your Existing Business

Why more entrepreneurs are choosing to expand their businesses by hooking up with a franchise
How to Succeed as the First Franchisee
Franchises

How to Succeed as the First Franchisee

Three steps to navigate your way through a new franchise system--and thrive.
Navigate the Paper Trail
Franchises

Navigate the Paper Trail

You've found the franchise of your dreams. Now the real work begins. Find out what the FDD, financial statements and franchise agreement really mean.