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No Money to Start? No Problem. Try These 5 Options to Fund Your Business.

Follow these simple guidelines to fund the business of your choosing for little to no capital.

Sujan Patel

The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup

Every funding decision is a complex tradeoff between near-term and longer-term costs and paybacks, as well as overall ownership and control.

Martin Zwilling

Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits in Common

Maybe being an entrepreneur is in your DNA but, even if it's not, it's in your power to succeed at it.

John Rampton

The 11 Must-Use Social Media Strategies to Expand Your Brand

Elevate your company to new heights by going off the beaten track.

Nina Zipkin

Show Your Competitive Edge Without Knocking Your Rivals

Do more than down your rivals. This video shows you how to stand apart using your merits.

One Business Plan, Four Different Ways

Audience and setting is essential to writing an effective plan.

How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.

The 5 Worst Twitter Marketing Fails of 2014

#Fiasco. Some brands excel at tucking their tails between their tweets. Here's a naughty list of the ugliest Twitter marketing disasters this year and the important lessons you can learn from them.

How Reading Books Reduces Stress and Makes You Smarter at the Same Time

Books are relaxing and improve intelligence in more ways than just imparting knowledge.

Emma Siemasko

Stop Using These Words In Your Emails

Do you know how you sound in email marketing?

Bernard Marr

4 Steps to a Breakout 2015

In this difficult economic environment, it's still possible to have a profitable, growing business. Follow these four steps.

Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.