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.
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
Make More Happen

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
Marketing Bootcamp

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.
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
Make More Happen

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
Legal Issues

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.