planning

The History of Lean Planning

by Noah Parsons

The traditional business plan simply didn't fit the needs of modern, fast-moving companies. It was time to bring a scientific approach to business planning—and so Lean Planning was born. Read more »

starting

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

by Anthony St. Clair

Your new business needs a logo, but finding the perfect designer can be difficult. So, we've made it easier. In this guide, you'll find our reviews, top picks, and recommendations. Read more »

managing

5 Restaurant Technologies to Have Before Your Grand Opening

by AJ Beltis

If you're planning on opening a restaurant, don't make the mistake of going low-tech. From POS systems to loyalty program management, these must-have tools will make running your restaurant easier. Read more »

starting

How to Launch an Awesome Kickstarter Campaign

by Christina Comben

Make no mistake: Starting a Kickstarter campaign isn't a guaranteed easy funding route. However, it can prove successful if you approach it correctly—and we'll walk you through the process. Read more »

managing

How to Be a Business Owner and Also Have a Life

by Jodie Shaw

It's a busy life as a business owner—but that doesn't mean you should accept feeling constantly overwhelmed. Here's how to find balance and actually have a life. Read more »

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Your Invoice Has Been Rejected: Top 8 Tips for Invoicing Corporations

by Michał Kamiński

Your invoice may end up rejected for a number of reasons, and the key to having your invoices cleared on time lies in the details. These tips will help save you time, money, and a good deal of stress. Read more »

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5 Recruiting Hacks to Help Startups Hire Top Talent

by Paul Peters

You want to build a great team for your business, but attracting the best of the best can be tricky. These strategies will make it easier to attract top talent—without offering crazy perks or incentives. Read more »

starting

14 Resources to Help You Start a Home-Based Business

by Briana Morgaine

Home-based businesses are a perpetually popular choice for entrepreneurs. Covering everything from home-based business myths to helpful checklists, these resources will help you successfully start a business from your own home. Read more »

starting

Expert Advice: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Opening Day

by Briana Morgaine

There are few days more crucial to your small business success than your opening day. We asked the experts at the YEC for their top tips on how to open your business with a bang. Read more »

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Have an Idea for a Subscription Company? 9 Ways to Tell If You’ve Struck Gold

by Briana Morgaine

As popular as the subscription business model may be, it’s not foolproof. Here's how to make sure your subscription business idea is worth buying over and over again. Read more »

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How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business

by Briana Morgaine

Even if you wanted to market your business on every social media platform available, you probably don't have time to do it all. Here's how to choose where to focus your social media marketing. Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Promotion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Successful Company Literature

by Ben Fellowes

Building a great promotional advertisement means making sure that the headline, copy, and design all work together. Getting it wrong can mean wasted time and money, so here's a step-by-step guide to help you get it right. Read more »

planning

Market Research: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

by Briana Morgaine

While vital, conducting market research can feel like a huge undertaking. So, here are our favorite resources to help make the process easier—and less intimidating! Read more »

starting

4 Tools to Help You Stay Organized and on Track While Starting Your Business

by Udemy

Are you tired of being a “wantrepreneur”? What if you could get all your entrepreneurial questions answered—along with questions you haven’t even encountered yet? Read more »

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Ask the Experts: What Marketing Tools Can’t You Live Without?

by Briana Morgaine

From tracking and analytics to automation, there are endless tools to make your marketing project go from insurmountable to completely doable. Here are 11 expert recommendations. Read more »

funding

Venture Capital Funding: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

by Candice Landau

Getting venture capital funding is incredibly difficult. If you think your business is a good candidate, it's important to know exactly what VCs want, and what to expect from the process. Read more »

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YouTube Marketing: A Small Business Guide

by Briana Morgaine

When it comes to social media marketing, are you ready to try something new? Creating YouTube videos can help connect your business with new audiences, build trust, and strengthen your brand identity. Read more »

managing

Personal Taxes Versus Business Taxes: What’s the Difference?

by Brendon Pack

When it comes to filing personal and business taxes, there are plenty of similarities. But while they have a lot in common, it's crucial to look at how they differ. Read more »

starting

SaaS and Subscription Businesses: A Curated List of Our Top Resources

by Briana Morgaine

Interested in starting a SaaS or subscription-based business? We've compiled a list of our top articles on the subject to help you start and run one successfully. Read more »

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LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

by Briana Morgaine

LinkedIn is a great resource for both job-seekers and employers alike, but it can also be a solid addition to your social media marketing strategy. Here's how to market your business with LinkedIn. Read more »