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How To

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence
Influencers

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Would you like to become the most memorable person in the room? Who wouldn't? Read on to learn about some of the methods taught by behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards.
Meiko Patton
Don't Let Your Circumstances Paralyze You
Inspiration

Don't Let Your Circumstances Paralyze You

A former Chicago Bear recalls the effect of an unfortunate injury. Consider his advice for how to pull yourself out of a funk and reach your full potential.
Matt Mayberry
Why Entrepreneurs Must Believe in Themselves
Confidence

Why Entrepreneurs Must Believe in Themselves

Reflecting back on his life, serial inventor Stephen Key recalls the importance of having confidence. Trust yourself to make good decisions, he advises. Have the courage to make changes when things don't feel right.
Stephen Key

Starting a Business

How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)
Business Circle

How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.
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.
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.
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.

Growth Strategies

5 Common International Expansion Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Expansion

5 Common International Expansion Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When setting up an office overseas, don't hamper operations by being stingy with resources. Provide oversight but grant autonomy.
Adi Vaxman
Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)
Leadership

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.
Yes, You Can Sleep In and Still Be Successful
Growth Strategies

Yes, You Can Sleep In and Still Be Successful

Tips for getting the most out of the day for people who don't wake up at the crack of dawn.
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.

Finance

The Holiday Season, That Other Tax Time
Retirement Planning

The Holiday Season, That Other Tax Time

While December tends to be one of the busiest months for many small business owners, it's a critical time to look ahead and assess the retirement strategy.
Stuart Robertson
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.
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.
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.

Marketing

Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps
Customer Service

Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps

Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.
Jim Freeze
How to Make Money Online in 6 Easy Steps
How To

How to Make Money Online in 6 Easy Steps

Learn how affiliate marketing can skyrocket your bottom line.
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.
How to Promote a Website with these 15 Sites
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.

Leadership

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence
Influencers

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Would you like to become the most memorable person in the room? Who wouldn't? Read on to learn about some of the methods taught by behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards.
Meiko Patton
How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note
Leadership

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 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School
Leadership

9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

Yahoo's chairman of the board provides his insights on succeeding in the real world of business, especially in the gritty trenches of startups.
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.

Technology

2015 Collaboration Trends That Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know
Trends

2015 Collaboration Trends That Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Get a handle on the latest ideas about how teams, departments and businesses, nearby and in remote locales, can work together most effectively.
Boland Jones
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

Savvy Ways to Survive the Holidays
Holiday Hub

Savvy Ways to Survive the Holidays

Stave off stress, boost sales and get into the holiday spirit. Here are twelve tips to get you through the season in one piece.
Nina Zipkin
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 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.
Fight Overthinking, That Destroyer of Decision Making
Stress Management

Fight Overthinking, That Destroyer of Decision Making

By worrying and ruminating about your choices, you can slow down the very mental processes that you need.
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.

Franchises

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?
Rick Bisio
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.
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
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.