managing

Business Advice Podcasts: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Tune In

by Russell Smith

Every so often, a new innovation in shareable media changes the game. The latest member of this elite media club? The humble podcast. Read more »

funding
How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

by Rich McIver

Private equity can be the infusion of cash you need to get your startup off the ground—but you run the risk of losing control of your business. Here's how to prevent this from happening. Read more »

starting

How to Start a Successful Restaurant

by Lisa Furgison

Thinking about starting your own restaurant? We asked successful restaurant owners to offer their tips for starting and running a restaurant. Read more »

starting

Is Passion Enough to Make Your Business Succeed?

by Eyal Lifshtiz

How important is passion to the success of your small business? Not only that, in what ways does passion contribute to your success overall? Read more »

managing

Learn From Amazon: How to Tap Into Underserved Markets

by Robbie Kellman Baxter

The ways consumers are buying products is changing, and Amazon has managed to tap into underserved markets. Can your business do the same? Read more »

starting
Starbucks store; opening a franchise concept

Should I Open a Franchise or Start a Business?

by Kenneth Burke

Many wonder: Should I open a franchise or start a business? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here's what to consider before taking next steps. Read more »

planning
Business man and woman waiting for an elevator; elevator speech concept

How to Create an Elevator Speech (With Examples)

by Noah Parsons

A great elevator speech can spark interest in your business and hopefully lead to a deeper conversation—and maybe even a partnership or funding opportunity. Read more »

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venture capital funding sexism

Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

by Briana Morgaine

Female founders have a hard time securing venture capital. Is the landscape improving—and why is VC funding so hard for women to get in the first place? Read more »

planning
Writing a daycare business plan

Tips for Writing a Successful Business Plan for a Daycare Center

by Sholom Strick

From knowing your competition to picking the right place to establish your daycare center, there are a lot of lessons to be learned. Here's how to write a successful business plan for your daycare center. Read more »

managing
Man relaxing in a hammock while camping; work life balance concept

Why Taking Time Off Is Time Well Spent

by Dave Crenshaw

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to take time off and unwind. However, having fun should be a vital part of your day-to-day—and here's why. Read more »

managing
strengthen your team

5 Affordable Ways to Strengthen Your Team

by Ari Rabban

How do you build unity and alignment within your team when your budget is tight or your team is spread across multiple work sites? These 5 tips will show you how. Read more »

starting

How a Design Startup Scaled and Gained International Credibility

by Varun Aggarwal

How do you take a startup to scale and move into international markets? Here's how two entrepreneurs did just that with their design startup Designhill. Read more »

managing
Cash flow problems

How to Prevent Cash Flow Problems

by Carl Faulds

If your customers are slow payers, your profitable and growing business could face cash flow problems—and possibly go under. Here's how to prevent this from happening. Read more »

funding
Silicon Valley VC funding

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

by Bruce Hakutizwi

Venture capital has always been elusive, but some say now more than ever. Is getting VC funding even possible? Let's find out. Read more »

starting

Measure Like Tesla: A Fresh Take on Stale Business Metrics

by Kateri Kosta

Are you measuring your chances for success against outdated business metrics? Here's what entrepreneurs can learn about growth potential from Tesla. Read more »

planning
Business plan failures

8 Reasons Business Plans Fail That No One Wants to Talk About

by Danielle Hendricks

Your business plan could fail for hundreds of reasons—but these 8 reasons for business plan failure are unfortunately common (and often overlooked!). Read more »

starting
Win at entrepreneurship

How to Master Entrepreneurship Without Breaking a Sweat

by Pratik Dholakiya

The SBA says that about two-thirds of businesses fold within the first ten years. So, how does an entrepreneur beat the odds? These tips will help you crack the entrepreneurship code. Read more »

starting
Strong company culture

3 Tips for a Strong Startup Company Culture

by Kenny Kline

Developing a strong startup company culture is important—and a process that continually needs refining. These 3 tips will help you create (and maintain) a strong culture. Read more »

starting
Stumptown coffee; naming your business concept

How to Use Your Business Plan to Create an Awesome Company Name

by Grant Polachek

Your company name will set the tone for how others think about your business. Here's how to use what you already have written about your business (your business plan!) to help craft the perfect company name. Read more »

planning
how to write a mission statement

How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps

by Tim Berry

Your company’s mission statement is your opportunity to define your goals, ethics, culture, and norms for decision-making. Here are the steps to writing a great mission statement. Read more »