Strategic Planning

Opportunity

Finding Opportunity in a Shrinking Market

Companies thrive in legacy industries when they become thoroughly entrepreneurial.
Marketing

Why You Need a Marketing Plan

With your growth strategy in mind, a marketing plan can help your mission.
Personal Improvement

Why You Should Set Radical Goals

The next increment isn't the next big thing. Going big and thinking far into the future sets you free to excel.
Risk

When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

While entrepreneurs may think they have the next billion-dollar idea, they need to assess certain risk factors before bringing it to market. Otherwise, they will crash and burn.
Nonprofits

Your Nonprofit Needs These 5 Types of Donors

You've got to bring in the money if you want to achieve your mission. Here are five financial sources you should consider.
Personal Finance

Lessons From a MLB Player About Financial Planning

Oakland A's second baseman Eric Sogard discusses how he manages his finances, so he can make smart future investments.
Branding

Brand During a Startup's Infancy for Maximum Impact

Creating a marketing identity in the company's early stages results in built-in guidelines for managing the strategic direction of the product and the firm.
Starting a Business

Key to a Successful Business? Simplify, Simplify AND Simplify.

Often entrepreneurs looking to scale a business end up making their ventures too complicated, resulting in a once successful company going down the drain. Here are a few insights on the importance of keeping it simple.
Pricing

Nailing Down the Perfect Price Point

For your startup to stay in the game, you need to offer a product or service at a price point that can provide enough revenue for your company to stay afloat.
The Grind

The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

This in-between stage for a company can be challenging. The founder of S.W. Basics Adina Grigore discusses the issues and frustrations she is facing as a pre-teen company.
Investment Advisers

How Independent Financial Advisors Can Ride the Wave of Interest in Investing

Those setting up their own consultancies can navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship by attending to these six points.
Retirement

What Happens to Your Business If You Die?

What happens when you want to retire and stop running your business? Here are a few tidbits of advice on how to keep your company growing, even when you are no longer the boss.
Growth Strategies

How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

While developers are being sought out to help scale a business, many entrepreneurs could apply an engineer's mindset to help grow their own.
Work-Life Balance

Why Entrepreneurs Should Stop Celebrating the 60-Hour Workweek

While launching a company can take up a lot of time, it doesn't necessarily have to be your whole life. Instead, entrepreneurs should be working smarter not harder.
Strategic Planning

How to Embrace 'The Lazy Entrepreneur' Philosophy (And Still Be Successful)

Many people believe you need to work like a dog to make your business a success, but that is not always necessarily true. Entrepreneurs that work smartly can have a successful business, while also working less hours.