Larry Alton

Larry Alton

Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur
Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
6 Infographic Best Practices You've Been Missing out on
Infographics

6 Infographic Best Practices You've Been Missing out on

The key to success with infographics is understanding how to design them according to reader preferences.
Should You Delegate That? A Comprehensive Guide
Delegation

Should You Delegate That? A Comprehensive Guide

Any time you can delegate work for less total cost than you'd spend doing it yourself, pull the trigger.
4 Techniques Successful People Use to Make a Positive First Impression
First Impressions

4 Techniques Successful People Use to Make a Positive First Impression

Got a firm handshake? Remembered to bring business cards? Go to a party or event prepared to "wow" people in those first crucial seconds.
Hiring Your First Employee? 5 Things You Need to Know.
Inspiring Your Team

Hiring Your First Employee? 5 Things You Need to Know.

You're finally letting someone else infiltrate the walls of your company, and you'll have to assume the role of that person's boss. Don't panic.
How to Turn Your Hobby into a Profitable Business Venture
Hobbies

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Profitable Business Venture

Work on your hobby, learn about sales and marketing and dedicate yourself to steady improvement.
The 7 Disadvantages Local Businesses Face Online (and How to Beat Them)
local business

The 7 Disadvantages Local Businesses Face Online (and How to Beat Them)

As the owner of a local business, you have to face several disadvantages. But that doesn't mean you can't succeed.
How Successful Leaders Communicate With Their Teams
Communication Strategies

How Successful Leaders Communicate With Their Teams

Choosing your medium -- text or in-person? -- and keeping your message decisive and focused are just two of the key strategies.
6 Travel Hacks From Experienced Business Travelers
Business Travel

6 Travel Hacks From Experienced Business Travelers

Bring a tennis ball with you on your next trip. No, really.
How Ecommerce Is Changing Warehouses for the Better
Distribution

How Ecommerce Is Changing Warehouses for the Better

Ecommerce has expanded to the offline world, and now industries are merging.
Is a Pivot Imminent? These 5 Signs Say 'Yes.'
Pivots

Is a Pivot Imminent? These 5 Signs Say 'Yes.'

Remember: a pivot can be a good thing. Just ask Twitter, Groupon and Nintendo.
4 Ways to Build a Profitable Website From Your Own Experience
Building a Website

4 Ways to Build a Profitable Website From Your Own Experience

It's hard not to fantasize about building your own wealth online, but actually the idea isn't as unlikely as you think.
6 Office Space Ideas for the Frugal Entrepreneur
Office Space

6 Office Space Ideas for the Frugal Entrepreneur

First off, thanks to the cloud, you may not need an office space at all.
The 5 Emotions That Drive Customer Loyalty
Customer Loyalty

The 5 Emotions That Drive Customer Loyalty

If you want a customer to be loyal to your brand, you need to establish a sense of familiarity.
These 3 Entrepreneurs Show That Wealth Isn't Always About Greed
Philanthropy

These 3 Entrepreneurs Show That Wealth Isn't Always About Greed

Rather than judge entrepreneurs for making money, let's start asking how we can participate in their philanthropic projects.
How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job
Starting a Business

How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job

Starting a business is scary, and quitting a job that pays the bills is risky. Here's advice on how to mitigate the risk.