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Business Optimization Center

Your Money

How New Rules for Interstate Business Can Negatively Impact Your Income

Multistate business taxation rules have changed. Here's what you need to know.
The Grind

5 Tips for Continuous Strategic Planning

Over time, your business plan will change. Here are a few tips to smartly and efficiently update your strategic plan and build team buy-in.
Ask the Money Guy

3 Reasons the Bank Yanked Your Credit Line -- and How to Fix the Problem

It's a serious wake-up call, but it won't be the end of your business. Let's figure out what went wrong.
Take It From The Pros

4 Reasons You Will Lose Value In Your Startup, and How to Stop It

Here are a few major roadblocks entrepreneurs need to overcome and advice on how to do so.

5 Lesser-Known Challenges of Running an Ecommerce Store

Problems in shipping, inventory management and taxes can sneak up on you.
Target Markets

10 Ways to Learn About Your Target Audience

Who are these people? Be sure to challenge your own assumptions.

5 Business Podcasts to Start Listening to in 2016

Expand your skills and knowledge by adding a new podcast to your list this year.

How This Program Lets Etsy Businesses Grow Quickly

A new tool helps DIY-ers turn into full-fledged manufacturers.

How Investors Value New Category Creation

Nakul Mandan, investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, talks about the dynamics of investing in companies that are building new market categories.
Strategic Planning

4 Strategic Planning Exercises That You Should Do Annually

Start with a SWOT framework for every department. That's short for 'strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.'
Take It From The Pros

How to Use Flow to Make You More Productive

Flow is a blissful state of effortless productivity where distractions vanish. Here are five ways to achieve this state of mind.
Selling a Business

You've Sold Your Business. Now What?

Taking that chunk of cash and investing it requires a different approach and different strategy.

The 7 Seemingly Innocent Habits Holding You Back From Success

This week, replace your deadly habits with those that accomplish goals. Then watch your life be transformed.
Decision Making

Why Sleeping on a Decision May Not Help You

There's nothing about sleep itself that gives us more insight or makes us more confident in a decision.