managing

Sales Forecasting: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

by Briana Morgaine

When it comes to starting and managing a business, forecasting your sales is essential. To better understand the forecasting process, check out our must-read sales forecasting resources. Read more »

starting

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When We Reimagined Our Business

by Ross Kimbarovsky

Markets and businesses always evolve; what happens if your business can't keep up? Find out how the co-founder of crowdSPRING successfully reimagined his company. Read more »

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How to Set up Payroll As a New Employer

by Rachel Blakely

Most business owners are experts in their industry—not payroll. This guide will walk you through the process of getting payroll up and running for your business. Read more »

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6 Reasons Your Business Fails to Meet Strategic Goals (and What to Do About It)

by Eyal Katz

Do you ever feel like your strategic goals are continuously out of reach, and no matter how hard you try, you’re just not able to meet them? You're not alone—and it doesn't have to be that way. Read more »

funding

Millennial Entrepreneurs: How to Fund a Business When You Still Have Student Loans

by Beth Kotz

Want to start a business, but still paying off student loan debt? If you have a business idea you believe in, there's no reason to put those dreams on hold. Read more »

starting

How Traveling Helped Me Prepare for Startup Life

by Paul Peters

Launching a startup means diving headfirst into the unknown. Find out how one entrepreneur used his experience traveling to help prepare for the unexpected. Read more »

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How to Make Profits Serve a Purpose With Your Startup

by Daniel Matthews

It’s time for a startup that benefits the world. It’s time for a purposeful startup, one so indispensable it can’t help but make a profit. Read more »

managing

The Indirect Cash Flow Method: How to Use It and Why It Matters

by Tim Berry

By now, you probably know that paying attention to your cash flow is vital to the health of your business. This article looks at an alternative cash flow method, often called the indirect cash flow method. Read more »

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How to Use Social Media to Find the Perfect Employee for Your Business

by Michael Jones

How do you say “we’re hiring” in a cost-effective way that gets the right people through the door? For small businesses, turning to social media can be the answer. Read more »

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How I Pitched My Business and Raised $2.3 Million in VC Funding

by Tim Chaves

When you’re pitching, just remember: You need to have some sort of magic. You’ll feel it when you have it, and so will investors. Learn how one entrepreneur found his "magic" and translated it into business success. Read more »

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Demand Validation: How to Find Out If Customers Want to Buy Your Product

by Noah Parsons

Before you start your business, it’s essential that you make sure that customers are interested in buying your product. Here's how to do it. Read more »

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How to Balance Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

by Arlene Soto

When it comes to managing cash flow, seasonal businesses have unique challenges. These techniques will help you manage your cash flow, and adapt to changes within your business. Read more »

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How to Use Coupons for Your Business (Without Losing Money)

by Jonathan Griffit

Coupons can be a great tool for your business—or a great way to lose money. Here's how to design a successful coupon initiative that will keep new customers coming back again and again. Read more »

starting

How I Pivoted My Startup 3 Times to Find Success

by Augustus Franklin

One of the perks of being a startup is that you have the flexibility to keep changing your identity until you get it right. Find out how one successful entrepreneur worked through multiple iterations of his idea before finding the winner. Read more »

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4 Things You Won’t Regret Spending Money on When Starting Your Business

by Courtney Apps

Arguably, you shouldn’t spend your hard-earned startup funding on expensive office chairs. However, some expenses are worth shelling out for up front. Read more »

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When Do You Really Need Insurance for Your Business?

by Maxime Rieman

It can be hard to determine what kind of insurance your business really needs. To ensure that your new business is protected in any scenario, here are some common business insurance policies, and how they actually work. Read more »

planning

6 Business Idea Validation Tactics to Improve Your Business Planning

by Joe Goerbert

The fate of your business depends on how well (or poorly) you validate your business idea. Fail to validate it properly, and you run the risk of business failure. Read more »

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The Difference Between Cash and Profits

by Tim Berry

Never forget: Profits are not cash. Brush up on the crucial difference between cash and profits with this guide by Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry. Read more »

managing

5 Research-Backed Tips for Increasing B2B Sales

by Jodie Shaw

If you run a business where you sell your product or service to another business (or you’re planning on starting one), here’s what you need to know about closing the deal. Read more »

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What You Really Need to Know About Cash Flow

by Tim Berry

Cash is the single most important resource in any business—and also one that is frequently misunderstood. Here's what you really need to know about cash flow. Read more »