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7 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About Sales and Marketing Today
By Jamie Johnson | March 21, 2022

Learn the seven sales and marketing trends you need to know about in 2022.

Writing a Business Growth Plan
By Max Freedman | February 16, 2022

You can facilitate and speed up expansion by having a clear road map.

How to Write a Company History
By Skye Schooley | February 16, 2022

A well-written company history can entice prospective customers, investors and employees.

What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By Stella Morrison | February 15, 2022

Should your store offer its own labeled products to compete with big brands?

9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | February 15, 2022

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | February 15, 2022

A clear, thorough invoice could be the difference between your business getting paid and your invoice being ignored.

What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By Max Freedman | February 15, 2022

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand.

Company Cars: To Buy or to Lease, That Is the Question
By Max Freedman | February 15, 2022

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are the pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.

How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | February 15, 2022

If you're self-employed, a Roth IRA is one of the retirement savings tools you need in your arsenal.

Want to Invest in Digital Real Estate? How to Get Started
By Syed Balkhi | February 15, 2022

You've seen people making money from owning websites. You can do it too.

Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | February 15, 2022

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.

Debt or Equity? Determine the Right Capital Mix for Your Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

Here is how to find the right debt-to-equity ratio for your business.

Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

Grants are a great way to fund a startup or help your small business grow. Here are some specifically for women entrepreneurs.

13 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
By Jennifer Post | February 14, 2022

Communication, employee training and organization are a few of the things that can improve the office workflow.

How to Structure Your Workday as a Freelancer
By Skye Schooley | February 08, 2022

Working from home comes with numerous distractions, so freelancers need to manage their time effectively and stay on task.

Why Your Product Will Fail
By Tim Sorweid | February 04, 2022

If you don't have the right KPIs and your employees are not informed, your product will most likely fail. Here's how to avoid a bad...

Buy Local: Why Small Business Owners Must Practice What They Preach
By Jennifer Post | February 04, 2022

Supporting local small businesses can generate sales and create loyal customers for your company.

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | February 03, 2022

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

The Deck Is a Dialogue: 3 Steps to Conversational Presenting
By Adam Somlai-Fischer | February 03, 2022

Efforts have been made to adapt one-way communications to the behaviors of today's not-so-one-way audiences. The same goes for meetings.

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Startups
By Skye Schooley | February 03, 2022

Establish a solid framework for your startup by following these 13 marketing tips.

Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | February 03, 2022

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | February 03, 2022

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

The Pros and Cons of Working in a Shared Business Space
By Sean Peek | February 02, 2022

Sharing a business space with another startup can be great for the collaborative entrepreneur. But what about those who need a little more space and privacy, yet don't have an office of their own?

How to Network on LinkedIn Like a Pro
By Syed Balkhi | February 02, 2022

With LinkedIn, you don't have to wait for a networking event to make meaningful business connections.

How to Use the Sharing Economy to Benefit Your Business
By Jennifer Post | February 02, 2022

The sharing economy is based on the most efficient use of money and resources. Here's how to use it to benefit your business.

How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | February 02, 2022

Follow these 11 steps to start your physical or online clothing store.

7 Surefire Strategies to Help You Stand Out From the Competition
By Stella Morrison | February 02, 2022

As a business owner, you need to know how to differentiate your business from your competitors.

Expanding Distribution Channels
By Sean Peek | February 02, 2022

Increase sales and brand awareness while reducing risk.

What Have We Learned? Business Lessons From COVID-19
By Brian Wallace | February 01, 2022

Do the work now so your business will still be around later.