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Starting a Business

5 Effective Hiring Tips for Early-Stage Startups
Hiring

5 Effective Hiring Tips for Early-Stage Startups

Be nimble in your recruiting efforts even when the competition might have greater resources.
Firas Kittaneh
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 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.
Starting a Business: The Idea Phase
Starting a Business

Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.
Business Structure Basics
Starting a Business

Business Structure Basics

With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.

Growth Strategies

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company
Employees

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs.
Joel Basgall
How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)
How To

How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)

Learn to calculate ROI in seven steps--increasing your chances of landing an investor and dusting the competition.
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.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
How To

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management
Growth Strategies

Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management

A look at common mistakes entrepreneurs make with inventory, and how to fix them.

Finance

7 Questions for Your Investment Banker
Private equity

7 Questions for Your Investment Banker

Seeking capital for your startup? Here's what to inquire of a potential fundraiser.
Ryan Caldbeck
A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity
Finance

A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

It may be just what an established business needs, but watch out for ruthlessness.
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.
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

The New Wave of Sales Acceleration Technology
Sales

The New Wave of Sales Acceleration Technology

It’s time to ask yourself this question, Does my team have the right tools for selling?
Howard Brown
6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online
How To

6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online

Learn how affiliate marketing can skyrocket your bottom line.
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.
How To

How to Promote a Website with these 15 Sites

Want to get your name out to locals and visitors alike? Take advantage of these online marketing sites and watch your business grow.
12 Ways to Increase Online Sales
Marketing

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

5 Golden Pieces of Leadership Advice for Young Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Golden Pieces of Leadership Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

How does a new boss learn to step ahead boldly without becoming burdened by the fear of making a mistake? Read some lessons from a former general manager at age 24.
Susan Steinbrecher
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.
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.
9 Ways to Become a Better Leader
Leadership

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
10 Honest and Completely Helpful Tips for Hitting a Public-Speaking Homerun
Leadership

10 Honest and Completely Helpful Tips for Hitting a Public-Speaking Homerun

Looking for advice on how to amp up your public speaking skills? Here are a few tips from a pro.

Technology

3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All It's Worth
Online Business

3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All It's Worth

The giant firms of the web offer lots of services, some even for free. Learn how to maximize the benefits to bolster your startup.
Rene Reinsberg
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.
Make Your Website a Daily Destination
Technology

Make Your Website a Daily Destination

5 simple strategies to keep people coming back

Entrepreneurs

8 Ways for the Entrepreneurial Road Warrior to Travel Smarter
Business Travel

8 Ways for the Entrepreneurial Road Warrior to Travel Smarter

Does business take you away from home often? Navigate the tumult of constant life in transit in comfort.
Jeff Shore
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.
The Myth of Working Hard vs. Working Smart
Entrepreneurs

The Myth of Working Hard vs. Working Smart

Can you get to the top without pushing yourself during long work days?
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.
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.

Franchises

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.
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
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.