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How To

7 Steps to a 'Good-to-Great' Content Marketing Strategy
Content marketing

7 Steps to a 'Good-to-Great' Content Marketing Strategy

Follow these suggestions to take your marketing strategy to the next level.
3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch
Elevator pitch

3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch

Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
How to Get Your Ideas to Stick
Ideas

How to Get Your Ideas to Stick

The more of these critical elements you have, the better the chance your message will stand out.

Starting a Business

The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch
Pitches

The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch

Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.
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

20 Ways to Create an Impressive Office Reception Area (Infographic)
Infographics

20 Ways to Create an Impressive Office Reception Area (Infographic)

Beyond coffee, tea and candy. How to make a sweet first impression on potential clients, right when they set foot in your office.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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.
10 Things Great Talent Always Does
Hiring Employees

10 Things Great Talent Always Does

Recruiting top performers for your company can multiply its success.

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.
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.
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?
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

7 Steps to a 'Good-to-Great' Content Marketing Strategy
Content marketing

7 Steps to a 'Good-to-Great' Content Marketing Strategy

Follow these suggestions to take your marketing strategy to the next level.
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.
The 5 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time
TED

The 5 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

They don't call them "ideas worth spreading" for nothing. These are the best of the best.
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.
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

4 Great Tools for Making the Most of Local SEO for Your Business
SEO

4 Great Tools for Making the Most of Local SEO for Your Business

If you want local customers to come across your business, this is what you need to do.
Pratik Dholakiya
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.
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.
5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App
Technology

5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

Mobile is critical in today's market. Before you dive in, here are the factors to consider.

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.
8.5 Insider Tips on Getting Hired by a Startup
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
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
The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract
Franchise

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.