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Starting a Business

How to Name a Business
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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.
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.
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.

Growth Strategies

10 Practical Ways to Promote a High-Performance Culture
Winning Strategies

10 Practical Ways to Promote a High-Performance Culture

Leaders shape the essential processes of company that directly foster employee engagement and generate results.
Joel Trammell
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 Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)
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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?
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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
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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.

Finance

How to Invest for Equity in a Startup
Investing

How to Invest for Equity in a Startup

Anyone interested in a stake in a new business should be aware of these 10 issues.
Kendall Almerico
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

You Need a Modern SEO Strategy. Here's How to Shape One. (Infographic)
Search Engine Optimization

You Need a Modern SEO Strategy. Here's How to Shape One. (Infographic)

Sure, you want your company's site to rank high in search-engine results. The proof that your efforts worked may arrive in the form of new customers.
Kris Barton
6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online
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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.
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.

Leadership

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in Their Business Plan
Startup Basics

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in Their Business Plan

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.
Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams
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.
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.
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.

Technology

3 Simple Precautions for Protecting Your Personal Data in the Cloud
Cyber Security

3 Simple Precautions for Protecting Your Personal Data in the Cloud

Not one of the celebrities embarrassed to see nude photos of themselves on the Internet had protected their data with basic, two-step authentication.
Larry Alton
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.
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.
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

Why a Hiatus Is Key to Preventing Job Fatigue
Stress Management

Why a Hiatus Is Key to Preventing Job Fatigue

A serial entrepreneur explains how he traded sales for sails for a year and won a new lease on life.
James Green
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.
The Myth of Working Hard vs. Working Smart
Productivity

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.

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.