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Starting a Business

6 Things They Don't Tell You When You Leave the Big Corporate World for Your Own Business
Launching a Business

6 Things They Don't Tell You When You Leave the Big Corporate World for Your Own Business

Here's the valuable advice people often don't mention until the entrepreneur has already set up shop.
Ambareen Musa
How to Start a Business Online
Business Circle

How to Start a Business Online

7 tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.
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.
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.

Growth Strategies

The Failing 'A' for Why Your Business Is Struggling
Marketing

The Failing 'A' for Why Your Business Is Struggling

Resolving the 'ask deficit' is easier than you think: You just have to muster up the courage.
Kelsey Ramsden
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.
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.
5 Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To
Growth Strategies

5 Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To

A wise person learns from someone else's experiences, so there's no excuse to repeat these business blunders.
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.

Finance

Tony Robbins: Could Moving Be the Answer?
Location

Tony Robbins: Could Moving Be the Answer?

Imagine saving 10 percent to 20 percent of your current costs to invest in your future -- all without sacrificing your quality of life. In his new book, the well-known life coach explains how it's possible.
Tony Robbins
Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips
Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips

Bootstrapping a business is no walk in the park. Here are nine tips on how to land success with a low budget.
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.
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

Can't Afford a $4 Million Super Bowl Ad? Try These 3 Things Instead.
Super Bowl

Can't Afford a $4 Million Super Bowl Ad? Try These 3 Things Instead.

Every business owner may have dreams of buying a 30-second spot during the mega event. Meanwhile, try these less flashy maneuvers.
Ted Devine
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 Calculate Gross Profit
How To

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.
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.
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.

Leadership

Humor Them. A Well-Timed Laugh Speaks Volumes.
Humor

Humor Them. A Well-Timed Laugh Speaks Volumes.

A lighthearted touch can open minds to viewing things differently.
Joe Costello
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.
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.
9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School
Leadership Qualities

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.
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.

Technology

The One Question All Businesses Must Ask About Protecting Trade Secrets
Trade Secrets

The One Question All Businesses Must Ask About Protecting Trade Secrets

With news reports of large-scale data thefts coming almost daily, managers might be wise to adopt a culture of protection.
Eric Ostroff
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

5 Benefits of Being a Misfit Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

5 Benefits of Being a Misfit Entrepreneur

Don't try so hard to conform. You might hurt your chances at startup success.
Isaiah Hankel
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.
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

4 Ways to Attract Sophisticated Franchisees to Grow Your Business
Franchisees

4 Ways to Attract Sophisticated Franchisees to Grow Your Business

If executed properly, a well-developed recruitment and outreach process can help furnish results for your company.
Gregg Koffler
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
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
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.