starting
Confidence in entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Confidence

by Abdo Riani

What does it take to have enough faith in yourself to execute your business ideas? Here's how to up your confidence as an entrepreneur. Read more »

starting

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Diving Into a Saturated Market

by Erik Huberman

Just because a market is saturated doesn't mean you can't find success. Here's how one entrepreneur entered a full market and offered a version of a service that no one else was offering. Read more »

managing

Do You Know How Your Business Is Doing and Where It’s Going?

by Ty Kiisel

How much do you know about your business's health? It's important to understand what’s going on within your business—and it’s the only way to plan for growth. Read more »

starting

What Is a Business Model? Business Models Explained

by Noah Parsons

Finding a problem that needs solving is often the first step of starting a business—but how will you make money? Here's where your business model comes in. Read more »

managing
yelp review platform on smartphone; online reviews

How to Embrace Online Review Sites

by Emily Washcovick

Online review sites are a great way to gather feedback and information from your customers. Here's how to leverage the good—and learn from the bad. Read more »

managing
What is a SWOT analysis

What Is a SWOT Analysis?

by Tim Berry

Conducting a SWOT analysis of your business will enable you to make a solid strategic plan for your business's growth. Here's how to get started. Read more »

starting

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Tech Startup Will Succeed in 2018

by Thomas Raynott

Want to make sure your tech startup is a success in 2018? Follow these tips to make a name for your startup in the tech scene this year. Read more »

planning

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2017]

by Tim Berry

To make the best impression on banks and investors, your plan should be presented using the standard business plan outline format. This guide gives you an outline to follow and explains what each section should entail. Read more »

starting

Origin Stories: 11 Moments That Inspired Entrepreneurs to Start Their Own Businesses

by Briana Morgaine

Most entrepreneurs don’t begin their journey by falling in love with the problem—they begin by falling in love with the solution. Here are the 11 moments that inspired successful entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. Read more »

planning
market analysis

How to Write a Market Analysis

by Michael Kerr

Many new entrepreneurs fail because the market for their product or service isn't as big as they thought it was. In order to prevent this, conducting a market analysis can help you determine if your new business idea is viable. Read more »

funding

Give the Best Elevator Pitch Ever With a 3,000-Year-Old Technique

by Jay Heinrichs

You've just unexpectedly bumped into a major investor who could help your business get off the ground. What do you say? Take a cue from Aristotle, and try this persuasive speech technique. Read more »

managing
in store experience

Build the Ultimate In-Store Customer Experience With These 5 Tips

by Peter Yang

Even though online shopping continues to grow in popularity, there are certain aspects of the in-store shopping experience it just can't mimic. Read more »

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 »

planning
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 »