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.
These 3 Entrepreneurs Show That Wealth Isn't Always About Greed
Make More Happen

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
Radicals & Visionaries

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.
If Your Business Flops, It's Probably Due to One of These 7 Causes
Business Optimization

If Your Business Flops, It's Probably Due to One of These 7 Causes

Ninety percent of startups fail within a few years. Be aware of the common sources of failure so you can work to avoid the pitfalls.
The 6 Biggest Branding Errors Most Startups Make
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The 6 Biggest Branding Errors Most Startups Make

Your brand is the sum of everything you do. You owe it to yourself to invest the time and money needed to lay the right foundation for your business brand.
Why Every Small Business Needs a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan
Make More Happen

Why Every Small Business Needs a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Protect your business by investing in a solution that aids in data backup and disaster recovery.
4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business
Radicals & Visionaries

4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business

Avoiding lawsuits isn't as thrilling as winning litigation but it's far less expensive.
5 Pieces of Common Startup Advice That Do More Harm Than Good
Wisdom

5 Pieces of Common Startup Advice That Do More Harm Than Good

Endless repetition has made some business aphorisms sound right, but do they hold up? Let's think it through.
7 Delusions About Hiring You Need to Avoid
Hiring

7 Delusions About Hiring You Need to Avoid

If you can avoid these hiring delusions, you can set more realistic expectations and make more objective decisions.
How Purple, Uber and Airbnb Are Disrupting and Redefining Old Industries
Disruption

How Purple, Uber and Airbnb Are Disrupting and Redefining Old Industries

Let's take a look at three companies who've turned traditional company concepts on their heads.
Shy Entrepreneurs Can Use the Power of Silence and More to Master Negotiating
Negotiating

Shy Entrepreneurs Can Use the Power of Silence and More to Master Negotiating

Learn how to leverage your strengths if you fall toward the introverted side among the deal-makers.
5 Ways You're Wasting Time Without Even Realizing It
Time Management

5 Ways You're Wasting Time Without Even Realizing It

Becoming more productive starts with accepting the harsh truth that you likely waste just as much time as everyone else.
It's a Fine Time to Better Manage Your Time
Time Management

It's a Fine Time to Better Manage Your Time

Mastering time management is a crucial component of entrepreneurship, and these eight secrets will help you pursue that path.
Sorry, Your Business Will Never Be Safe. But Here's What You Can Do About It.
Cybersecurity

Sorry, Your Business Will Never Be Safe. But Here's What You Can Do About It.

It doesn't take much to introduce a base layer of security in your small business -- so why allow your operation to be vulnerable a moment longer?
The 5 Most Common Excuses of Wannabe Entrepreneurs
Excuses

The 5 Most Common Excuses of Wannabe Entrepreneurs

There are ample resources and opportunities for you to take your ideas to the next level. All that's left is for you to take them!
5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Risk-Taking
Taking risks

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Risk-Taking

Focus on the known factors when you can, accept ambiguities -- and understand that failure is never the end of the road.