managing

Five Tips for Better Mobile Customer Engagement

by JT Ripton

When it comes to your website, a strong mobile strategy should be a high priority. Here's how to engage with the customers who are accessing your site via mobile—which, according to the latest data, is most of them. Read more »

starting

Should I Quit My Job to Start My Own Business? 9 Questions You Need to Ask

by Briana Morgaine

Deciding when the time is right to start a business is a huge challenge. How do you know when to take the plunge? Should you go all in, all at once—or take it more slowly? Here's how to decide. Read more »

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How I Ranked First Page on Google But Still Failed

by Anh Luu

Think that hitting the first page is the SEO holy grail? Think again—there's more to it than that. If you're looking to optimize your business blog or website, here's what you should really be paying attention to. Read more »

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12 Successful, Happy Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Habits

by Briana Morgaine

What daily habits do entrepreneurs believe contribute to their success? Here are their can’t-skip routines—and stealing one or two for your own use is highly encouraged. Read more »

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

by AJ Beltis

If you're seeking funding for your restaurant, you'll need a formal business plan. However, if it's your first time writing a restaurant business plan, it's easy to make mistakes—so here are the pitfalls to avoid. Read more »

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Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

by Tim Berry

A growth forecast works for investors when it’s built on realistic assumptions, laid out transparently. The problem? Most forecasts are unrealistic, overly optimistic, and built without real basis. Here's how to fix that. Read more »

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Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

by JT Ripton

As we settle into a new year, it's natural to look forward. With that in mind, here are the upcoming technology trends that will impact entrepreneurship and small business. Read more »

starting

Serving Up Savings: Tax Tips for Food Truck Owners

by Brendon Pack

While the bar to entry for starting a food truck business is fairly low, there are lots of federal, state, and local tax rules that apply. Here's how to navigate your tax obligations—and save your hard-earned cash. Read more »

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Marketing Sweat Equity: Getting Your Startup’s First Sales—Without Spending Money on Consultants and PR

by M Rafiq

As a startup founder, you're probably looking for ways to cut costs wherever possible. Fortunately, sweat equity can help make up for a trim marketing budget. Read more »

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5 Mistakes I Made When Starting My Business (So You Don’t Have To)

by Jordan Fried

The mistakes you make while starting your business can be both annoying and costly. Learn what pitfalls to avoid from one successful entrepreneur who has been there before. Read more »

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This Is How to Optimize Your Business Blog: 14 Powerful WordPress Plugins

by Robert Mening

You might be considering starting a blog as part of your content marketing strategy—or maybe you already have one. These must-use WordPress plugins will help you get the most out of your blogging efforts. Read more »

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14 Defining Traits That Could Make or Break Your Success As an Entrepreneur

by Briana Morgaine

What traits are key to success in entrepreneurship? These entrepreneurs share the most important characteristics that have contributed to their business success. Read more »

funding

Turning a Failed VC Pitch Into a New Connection and Future Business

by M Rafiq

Securing funding is, in many ways, more difficult than launching the actual business. Find out how one entrepreneur turned a failed VC pitch into a future opportunity. Read more »

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My Startup Was Hacked: What I Did Right (and Wrong)

by Paul Peters

If your business encounters disaster, how should you respond? One successful entrepreneur shares what he did right, and where he went wrong. Read more »

managing

6 Tools to Help You Manage a Remote Team

by Cosette Jarrett

In the last few years, remote work has become an attractive solution for employees and employers alike. However, managing a distributed team can be a challenge. Here's how to manage your remote team. Read more »

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Don’t Want to Plan? Just Do a Sales Forecast

by Tim Berry

Not interested in writing a business plan? Do a sales forecast instead. With regular review, a sales forecast will prove an invaluable tool to help you manage and grow your business easily. Read more »

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What Traits Should You Look for in Your Startup’s First Employees?

by Andrew Deen

When you hire for your startup, you aren’t just bringing on an employee—you’re bringing on a partner, coworker, and a piece of the foundation on which you're building your business. Here's how to get it right. Read more »

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Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

by Adrian Cordiner

With the rising popularity of food trucks comes a hard choice for would-be food service entrepreneurs: Is it better to start a restaurant, or a food truck? Here are the considerations for each. Read more »

funding

How to Get 70 Percent of Your Invoices Paid Instantly

by Marija Odineca

Nothing is more inconvenient to small businesses than clients who pay late. However, once you know the most common reasons for late payment, you can strategize. Here's how to get your invoices paid immediately. Read more »

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5 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Better Work Focus

by Paul Peters

With access to an endless supply of information at our fingertips comes the difficulty of maintaining focus—especially at work. Here's how to get back on track, and avoid derailment in the first place. Read more »