How To

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot
Decision-making

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.
Kelsey Ramsden
How Improv Comedy Can Seriously Grow Your Business
Entrepreneurs

How Improv Comedy Can Seriously Grow Your Business

Winning an audience and scoring new business have much in common. Here are seven lessons to take from the stage to the boardroom to add value to any team.
Janelle Blasdel
When Fixating on Mistakes Makes You Slip Up
Failure

When Fixating on Mistakes Makes You Slip Up

Coaching someone right before a presentation? Avoid emphasizing the very behaviors to be avoided.
Martin Turner and Jamie Barker

Starting a Business

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot
Decision-making

Bravely Facing the Epic Decision of a Career Pivot

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.
Kelsey Ramsden
How to Start a Business Online
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

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.
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

So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?
Restaurants

So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

Your food business might be able to support new ventures. Here's how to figure out the best direction to go in for expansion.
Kep Sweeney and Ken Wiles
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
Growth Strategies

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.
Build Your Management Team
Growth Strategies

Build Your Management Team

If the time has come to admit you can't do it all, this guide can help you figure out just who you need on your executive team, where to find them and how to hire them.
Growth Strategies

How to Write a Job Analysis and Description

Make sure you know what you're looking for in an employee before you actually start looking. Use these guidelines to help.

Finance

5 Tips to Keep Cash Flow Strong
Cash-Flow Management

5 Tips to Keep Cash Flow Strong

Owners often don't spend enough time estimating the projected arrival of various revenue streams while considering their deadlines to pay expenses. Here's how to apply the necessary dilligence.
Jesse Torres
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.
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.

Marketing

Think Like a Company's Marketing Director
Marketing Strategies

Think Like a Company's Marketing Director

To expand your agency's sphere of influence, view things from the perspective of your client.
Gabrey Means and Cassie Hughes
How to Sell in 60 Seconds
Marketing

How to Sell in 60 Seconds

When selling, you have one minute to pique your prospect's interest. Here are some tips to make the most of your time.
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.
10 Laws of Social Media Marketing
Marketing

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

For business owners just getting started, a guide to build brand buzz and boost your bottom line.
Marketing

How to Effectively Use Testimonials

Adding this single element to your website can multiply your profits--and get your customers selling your products for you.

Leadership

6 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Business Owners
Disaster Planning

6 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Business Owners

Everything you need to know to protect yourself, your employees and your property in the event of an earthquake.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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.
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.
Your Fill-in-the-Blank Motivational Speech
Leadership

Your Fill-in-the-Blank Motivational Speech

Select from the following answers for a rallying cry you can apply to any business challenge.
How to Be an Effective Mentor
Leadership

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Help your proteges reach their full potential with these four tips.

Technology

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different
Technology

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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.
Build a Website for Less Than $500
Technology

Build a Website for Less Than $500

You don't have to delay launch because you can't afford a web developer. Do it yourself!
Make Your Website a Daily Destination
Technology

Make Your Website a Daily Destination

5 simple strategies to keep people coming back
10 Easy Steps to Track, Lock and Wipe Data From Your Android Devices
Technology

10 Easy Steps to Track, Lock and Wipe Data From Your Android Devices

If your Android-powered phone or tablet is lost or stolen, follow these steps to set up the Android Device Manager now.

Entrepreneurs

Overcoming the Obstacles to Embracing Change
Change

Overcoming the Obstacles to Embracing Change

Your evolution as a businessperson and perhaps chances at success may hinge on your reaction to some key scenarios.
Jag Shoker
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.
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?
Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles
Entrepreneurs

Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles

The first step in achieving success is often deciding what it means to you. Following these philosophies can then help you get there.
6 Steps to Becoming Hyper-Efficient
Entrepreneurs

6 Steps to Becoming Hyper-Efficient

If you want success, you have to know how to maximize your time. These three tips will get you there.

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.