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Larry Alton

Larry Alton

Contributor / 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.

Managing Remote Teams

How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.
Marketing Ideas

Pop-up Shop Marketing: a Quick How-to Guide

Do it right and pop! will go customers' expanded awareness of your brand.
Transparency

How Transparency Became a Top Priority for Businesses, and Why You Should Care

What's your business doing to increase its transparency to consumers?
Business Moving Forward

You Need a 'Mobile Work Space.' These 6 Tools Will Help You Create One.

These tools should fit into a small bag, enabling you to be productive wherever you are.
Business Moving Forward

9 Things to Look for in a Payment Gateway

Don't go with the first payment gateway you happen across. Instead, take your time, and pay careful attention.
Young Entrepreneurs

What Young Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Success of Their Peers

The first step is committing to the idea of becoming a business owner and refusing to let your youth be a disadvantage.
Starting a Business

A Look at the Benefits of Money-Back Guarantees in Modern Marketing

Customers like the "pro" of risk reduction for trying your product; but, beware the "con": Some may try to manipulate you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Run a Better Business

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.
Business Travel

6 Travel Hacks From Experienced Business Travelers

Bring a tennis ball with you on your next trip. No, really.