Business Plans

Starting a Business

Ask Co-Founder of Netflix Marc Randolph Anything: How to Watch

How to watch the new live streaming episode of 'Ask Marc.'


How to Increase Foot Traffic to Your Retail Store

As online shopping evolves, adaptability and innovation will be the keys to thriving with retail stores.

Side Hustle

How to Know If You're Ready to Leave Your 9-5 and Go All In on Your Side Hustle

If you're considering leaving your 9-5 to go into entrepreneurship full time, this guide will help you learn how to assess your business's profitability, secure a financial cushion, create a strong support network and develop a backup plan so you can take the leap with confidence.

Starting a Business

Ask Marc | Get Free Advice About Your Business From the Co-Founder of Netflix

Get free business advice during our next Ask Marc, live Q&A, on 11/28/23 at 3 p.m. ET. You don't want to miss it—send in your questions now.

Business Ideas

Free Webinar | December 5: How to Capitalize On Your Good Ideas

Stop letting your good ideas go to waste — get the blueprint for transforming ideas into brands with renowned entertainment mogul and entrepreneur, Clinton Sparks. Register now →


My Company Hears Hundreds of Pitches Every Year — Here's What Investors Are Actually Looking For.

Before you pitch, make sure your numbers are in order. These four things are what investors really want to see — and here's how you can make sure you're picking the right investor for your startup.

Business Plans

5 Ways to Be Generous While Still Being a Frugal Business Owner

You can be charitable and considerate without breaking the bank.

Business Plans

How to Get Customers in Your Store and Drive Traffic to Your Website

Whether you are a brick-and-mortar or an ecommerce business, you need a plan to make it easy for customers to find you.

Business Plans

Customers and Investors Don't Want Products. They Want Solutions.

Product features are great, but you really need to sell buyers on how your product or service will benefit their lives.

Business Plans

What Technology to Include In Your Business Plan

Listing tech infrastructure, software, and digital tools showcases your ability to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.

Business Plans

How to Create a Strategic Hiring Plan

There's no "I" in team. Here are some ways to surround yourself with motivated employees who drive your company to success.

Business Plans

What Is Your Unique Selling Proposition? Use This Worksheet to Find Your Greatest Strength.

Learn how to hone in on the things about your business that truly stand apart from the rest.

Business Plans

The Best Books, Sites, Trade Associations and Resources to Get Your Business Funded and Running

When it comes to business, information grows money. And there is an incredible array of free and low-cost resources available for passionate entrepreneurs.

Business Plans

How to Define Your Product and Set Your Prices

Before you can start promoting your business, you need to have a marketing strategy that defines what you are selling, how much it costs, and where customers can find it.

Business Plans

How to Effectively Promote Your Business to Customers and Investors

There are many tactics to build awareness and buzz around your brand, and they are all critical components of success.