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How to Get Customers Talking About Your Fitness Business

How to Get Customers Talking About Your Fitness Business

Here's how to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to market your business online.
Find Your Event-Planning Niche

Find Your Event-Planning Niche

Specializing on just one target market -- corporate or social events -- then narrowing your focus within that market will help you become the event planner everyone seeks out.
Want a Huge Boost in Efficiency? Make Some Small Changes.

Want a Huge Boost in Efficiency? Make Some Small Changes.

Use this method for identifying, testing and optimizing shifts at your business.
Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

First, figure out why you're taking a partner, then work out these details how you will do so.
The Event Planning Recipe for Success

The Event Planning Recipe for Success

Here are some key tips to help you learn from the mistakes of others and make your event planning business a success.
How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

If you're launching a new product, you'll need early adopters and experts to help you shape future versions and spread the word about your brand.
Why Vendors Can Make or Break Your Event

Why Vendors Can Make or Break Your Event

Here's how to find the best vendors for your needs and negotiate with them to get the best prices.
The Price is Right: Turning a Profit in the Event Planning Business

The Price is Right: Turning a Profit in the Event Planning Business

Learn how to set prices that are high enough to keep your profitable but not high enough to scare away prospective customers.
5 Steps to Creating a Valuable Customer Conference

5 Steps to Creating a Valuable Customer Conference

For a startup trying to get off the ground (or a business looking to grow), customer relationships are crucial as these people fuel the business. To stand out against competitors and develop lasting relationships, startups should consider hosting a customer conference.

Looking to Stand Out? Stake Out Your Niche

Our expert says that when competing against major, established players, differentiating yourself is the key to success.
Advisory Board 101: How to Avoid the Advisor Fizzle

Advisory Board 101: How to Avoid the Advisor Fizzle

To ensure you get the most out of your advisory board, entrepreneurs need to invest time and energy into this relationship. Otherwise, they can be a waste of time for both parties.
Is Your Business Built to Survive Your Absence?

Is Your Business Built to Survive Your Absence?

When starting a business, it's wise to build automation into your processes so everything doesn't fall apart with you.
Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

There are four areas you have look into to see if you're ready to scale. If not, you risk losing it all.
Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

While emerging markets can be a little unstable, they can also offer a plethora of opportunities. Entrepreneurs just need a little bit of strategic thinking to identify these circumstances.
How to Handle Going From a Basic Startup to a Scalable Tech Company

How to Handle Going From a Basic Startup to a Scalable Tech Company

What happens when your traditional business 'goes tech'? Suddenly you’re more scalable and efficient, but you risk confusing your customers and losing your company’s vision. Here is how to make the transition smoother.
Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
Is Growth Hacking Right for Your Company?

Is Growth Hacking Right for Your Company?

If you think your business can handle experimenting with initiatives for rapid growth, be sure to track everything.
Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business

Set the Most Competitive Prices for Your Cleaning Business

Follow these tips for determining a price that makes you a profit without gouging your customers.
Startup Leadership: How to Find Your Own Replacement

Startup Leadership: How to Find Your Own Replacement

Founders often reach a point when they need to hand over the reins to a more experienced person. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make the transition process easier.
4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

Who doesn't want her business to scale? But getting enough customers to make your company sustainable can be challenging. Here are a few ways to make the process a bit easier.
What You Should Know About the World's First Direct-to-Stoner Marijuana Vending Machine, Man

What You Should Know About the World's First Direct-to-Stoner Marijuana Vending Machine, Man

The staid, old vending machine concept is getting baked. Where? Dude, we're talking Colorado, bro, where it's legal to get stoned.
The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

California's large highways represent the flexibility you'd want in your venture.
The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

While pricing can be a tricky matter for any entrepreneur, it is especially difficult for those providing a service. Here are a few lessons on pricing strategy.
My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

For our series My Biggest Mistake, the co-founder of GroSocial opens up about being completely consumed by his entrepreneurial endeavor and how that lifestyle had major consequences.
3 Companies Share How They Stay True to Company Culture Amidst Rapid Growth

3 Companies Share How They Stay True to Company Culture Amidst Rapid Growth

Companies are motivated to scale and grow profits year over year. But often this focus on revenue comes at the expense of the company's culture.
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