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Resources to Help You Start a Successful Real Estate Agency

by Candice Landau

Do you know where to go to learn more about the real estate industry? We know it’s difficult to set aside the time to find the most valuable resources, so we’ve collated the sites, tools, and blogs that come highly recommended by agents and brokers alike. Read more »

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6 Clever Strategies to Grow Your Real Estate Business

by Candice Landau

Are you looking to grow your real estate business? From becoming a broker to flipping houses, you're sure to find a strategy that will help take your real estate business to new heights. Read more »

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Choosing Essential Equipment for Your Small Farm Business

by Charles Spencer

With mechanization representing 25 percent of operating costs on a farm, choosing the appropriate agricultural equipment is a key factor for successful farming. A profitable business simply cannot function without machinery! Here's a primer on farm equipment. Read more »

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How and Why to Develop a Competitive Matrix for Your Plan or Pitch

by Tim Berry

Take the time to create a competitive matrix and you'll reap the rewards. It will help you figure out strategy, your positioning in the market, and it's a great, visual mainstay for pitch presenations—investors love it! Here's how to use it. Read more »

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12 Resources to Help You Start and Grow Your Travel Business

by Briana Morgaine

If you’re starting a travel business, you might be a little overwhelmed. After all, the travel and tourism industry is vast, spanning everything from luxury hotels to transport services, and plenty of industries in between. To help you sort through the clutter, we've compiled a list of 12 great resources—enjoy! Read more »

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7 Revenue-Boosting Strategies for Your Travel Business

by Briana Morgaine

To help your travel business stand out and bring in more revenue, here are seven research-driven, data-backed strategies you can implement today—or plan for once you’ve got your business up and running. Read more »

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6 Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Business Plan Writer

by Tim Berry

Because a business plan is not a one-time task—it’s an ongoing practice—it's best to write and maintain your business plan in-house. However, if you'd still like to outsource the writing, here's how to do it and avoid the mistakes others make. Read more »

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How Photographer Joshua Rainey Broke Into the Wedding Photography Business

by Jonathan Michael

Over the last decade, Joshua and Rachel Rainey have joined the list of Oregon’s premier wedding photographers. We asked Joshua to share five lessons he has learned over the years about what it takes to reach a level of success in a highly competitive market. Read more »

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Restaurant Startups! Hold a Soft Opening Your Customers Won’t Forget

by Todd Edman

If you're holding a soft opening, you’ve probably got some questions. How long should I run my soft opening? What type of things should I be doing? What must I have for a soft opening versus a real opening for my restaurant? Read more »

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10 Resources to Help You Start and Grow a Successful Hair Salon

by Briana Morgaine

To run a successful hair salon, you'll need to continue improving your skill set and have a plan. Here are 10 resources that will help you keep growing. Read more »

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6 Strategies Guaranteed to Boost Revenue for Your Hair Salon

by Candice Landau

Use our research-backed advice to increase your revenue. From picking a niche to implementing a "frequent flyer program," here are six winning strategies! Read more »

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How to Write the Sales and Marketing Section of Your Business Plan

by Tim Berry

This article will walk you through writing the market analysis, marketing plan and sales plan sections of your business plan. Business planning expert, Tim Berry, shows you how to do it right. Read more »

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Resources to Help You Start and Grow a Food Truck

by Candice Landau

We found the best resources for starting and running a food truck business, including the sites you should be reading regularly as well as where to buy or lease a food truck, and how to get hands-on experience. Read more »

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9 Strategies to Increase Your Food Truck Revenue

by Briana Morgaine

Want to boost revenue for your food truck? Here are 9 solid strategies that will help you bring in more money, attract more customers, and grow your food truck business. Read more »

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How to Write a Business Plan for an Artist’s Business

by Tim Berry

Similar to a professional, like a bookkeeper or consultant, artists are faced with the idea of doing what they love, in conjunction with a plan. Read more »

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How to Start a Bed and Breakfast

by Tony Sekulich

Have you always dreamed of starting a bed and breakfast? Here is the step-by-step information you need on what goes into launching your own B&B business. Read more »

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Resources to Increase the Impact of Your Nonprofit

by Angelique O'Rourke

It’s never a bad time to look into increasing the growth and positive impact of your nonprofit business. These resources will help you begin that process. Read more »

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Proven Strategies to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Revenue

by Candice Landau

We've created a list of strategies that will help you increase your nonprofit’s revenue so that you can not only stay in operation, but thrive. Read more »

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4 Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processor for Your Retail Store

by Sarah Blanchard

One of the most important aspects of opening a new business is selecting a credit card processor. However, this process can be overwhelming. To help you out, this guide will show you how to choose the credit card processor that is right for you. Read more »

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How to Start a SaaS Business

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

by Candice Landau

SaaS industry revenue is projected to grow eight percent by 2018. If you want a slice of the pie, there isn’t a better time to get involved. To give you a better idea of what entrepreneurs in this industry are thinking about during each phase of the startup process, we created this guide. Read more »