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How to Keep It Real in the Digital Age
Branding

How to Keep It Real in the Digital Age

Websites and apps should offer more than a price and a pitch. For small businesses, the simplest way to maintain authenticity is to treat your digital brand like you do your storefront.
Jana Barrett
7 Habits to Work Proactively, Not Reactively
Productivity

7 Habits to Work Proactively, Not Reactively

Because there is simply too much to do, we must be more proactive and intentional than ever when planning our time.
Claudia Chan
21 Travel Hacks You Need to Know Before You Go
Infographics

21 Travel Hacks You Need to Know Before You Go

From the secret to snagging an entire row of seats on the plane, to rigging your suitcase so it (hopefully) appears at the baggage claim first, here's a bunch of clever little tricks that make traveling much less of a crudstorm.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Get Lost Facebook 'Likes' Back
Facebook Marketing

How to Get Lost Facebook 'Likes' Back

Facebook has cleared out inactive or fraudulent accounts, which means 'like' counts have dropped. Here's how to build yours back up.
How We Started Our Brewery
Starting a Business

How We Started Our Brewery

This real-life startup story details what it really takes to get a craft brewing brand up and running.
The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful
Habits

The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

Changing human behavior is often considered to be one of the hardest things to do in business and in life. Yet, there is a very reliable way that human behavior changes over the long-term.
James Clear
How to Optimize Your Site for Every Stage of the Buying Cycle
Ecommerce

How to Optimize Your Site for Every Stage of the Buying Cycle

Even though you can't make a customer buy, you can at least know how your site can meet the specific need that the customer has at any given point in the buying cycle.
Neil Patel
3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur
Lifestyle

3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur

Back in the days when I worked for a big company, I had lots of money to throw around. Now I have to be a little creative to get similar perks.
Deborah Mitchell
The Unglamorous Truth About My First Year of Business
Starting a Business

The Unglamorous Truth About My First Year of Business

Sometimes you're better off not knowing what you're getting into.
Sarah Vermunt
The Recipe for the Perfect Business Book
Business Books

The Recipe for the Perfect Business Book

The best place for business advice is still good old print books and ebooks. Here are four things those books have in common.
Holger Seim
The Most Frustrating Problems With Instagramming for Business -- And How to Fix Them
Instagram

The Most Frustrating Problems With Instagramming for Business -- And How to Fix Them

With the right tools, you can make Instagram a serious marketing tool that doesn't suck four hours out of your day.
The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity
Productivity

The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

It's all about staying focused on priorities.
James Clear
5 Tips for Getting Your Analytics Game on Point
Data Analysis

5 Tips for Getting Your Analytics Game on Point

Data analytics and insights mean nothing unless you have the organization to support the decision making for change and improvement.
How Brands Can Drive Results With Promoted Pinterest Pins
Pinterest

How Brands Can Drive Results With Promoted Pinterest Pins

A step-by-step look at exactly how to get started promoting your content through Pinterest, as well as some actionable techniques to increase your chances for success.
Jacob Warwick
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Starting a Business

5 Common Business Plan Mistakes That Torpedo Startups
How To Write a Business Plan

5 Common Business Plan Mistakes That Torpedo Startups

Your business plan isn't a romance novel, so don't depend on just your passion to get investors interested in reading it.
Larry Alton
Need a Business Idea? Here are 55
Starting a Business

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

You can start any of these home based businesses for less than $5,000.
Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide
Business Plans

Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide

This guide to writing a business plan will outline the most important parts and what should be included in an effective plan.
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.
Starting a Business

How to Start a Restaurant

Whether you want to serve fast food, steak, pizza or coffee, start your journey here with this comprehensive guide to launching your own food establishment.

Growth Strategies

7 Habits to Work Proactively, Not Reactively
Productivity

7 Habits to Work Proactively, Not Reactively

Because there is simply too much to do, we must be more proactive and intentional than ever when planning our time.
Claudia Chan
Growth Strategies

How to Start a Consulting Business

Everyone has an untapped reservoir of knowledge. Put yours to work for you as an independent consultant.
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

How to Value a Business?

If you're interested in purchasing an existing business, here are a few ways to gauge its value.
9 Ways to Make Gobs of Money - Seriously
Money

9 Ways to Make Gobs of Money - Seriously

There's no silver bullet for making it big, but it's not rocket science, either...unless of course you're SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk.

Finance

5 Tips for Launching a Non-Profit Campaign on Kickstarter
Crowdfunding

5 Tips for Launching a Non-Profit Campaign on Kickstarter

Isabel Sheinman, director of business development at Library for All, shares strategies for success on the crowdfunding platform.
Laura Entis
Habits of the World's Wealthiest People (Infographic)
Finance

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.
Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right
Finance

Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right

Since calling late-payers can be painful, make your effort to collect what you're owed as efficient and effective as possible. Here's how.

Marketing

How to Keep It Real in the Digital Age
Branding

How to Keep It Real in the Digital Age

Websites and apps should offer more than a price and a pitch. For small businesses, the simplest way to maintain authenticity is to treat your digital brand like you do your storefront.
Jana Barrett
The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time
Marketing

The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time

Here's what you should do immediately in order to work more efficiently and start earning real profit.
How To

How to Create a Logo

With a well-designed logo, potential clients can instantly discover how your business can serve them.
How to Calculate Gross Profit
How To

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.
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.

Leadership

3 Must-Have Views Toward Money
Money Management

3 Must-Have Views Toward Money

For starters, don't 'step over dollars to pick up nickels.'
Nick Ruiz
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.
7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers
Public Speaking

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

Simon Sinek delivered TED Talks' third most-watched presentation ever. Here are his top secrets for capturing, captivating and connecting with your audience.
Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire
Leadership

Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire

Some wise words that you can put into practice at your own startup endeavors.
How to Dress for a Business Meeting. Yes, Seriously. (Infographic)
Dress codes

How to Dress for a Business Meeting. Yes, Seriously. (Infographic)

You may be tempted to try the rumpled-hair, hoodie look – just don't.

Technology

You're Drinking Coffee All Wrong. Here's How to Fix That. (VIDEO)
Coffee

You're Drinking Coffee All Wrong. Here's How to Fix That. (VIDEO)

Wake up and don't smell (or sip) the coffee. At least not right away. Here's why.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain
Smartphones

7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain

Try these super simple tricks to keep your smartphone-gazing eyes happy and healthy.
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.
How Your Mobile App Can Make More Money
Technology

How Your Mobile App Can Make More Money

Choosing the right pricing strategy will help you maximize your profits. Here are four options and why each one might be right for you.
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.

Entrepreneurs

3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur
Lifestyle

3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur

Back in the days when I worked for a big company, I had lots of money to throw around. Now I have to be a little creative to get similar perks.
Deborah Mitchell
How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30
How To

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Ten steps to take to get, and stay rich in the earliest stage of your career.
How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain
How To

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.
How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work
How To

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.
Seven Secrets of Self-Made Multimillionaires
Entrepreneurs

Seven Secrets of Self-Made Multimillionaires

Sales pro Grant Cardone examines the habits of the super-rich, and how to make them your own.

Franchises

10 Questions to Ask When Franchising Your Business
Franchising Your Business

10 Questions to Ask When Franchising Your Business

From startup costs to legal docs, to vetting franchisees, here's what you need to know before putting your brand in someone else's hands.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Research a Business Opportunity
Franchises

How to Research a Business Opportunity

Protect yourself by learning what a business opportunity really is, how the government regulates them, and the steps you should take to ensure you've found the best opportunity available.
Franchise

Writing the Franchise Business Plan

The 5 main elements every franchise business plan should have
6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Starting a Franchise Business

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take the plunge and run a franchise business?
Franchises

Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity

How to tell whether that opportunity is really too good to be true