Business Management Guide

You're up and running and looking for opportunities to grow your business—and your revenue. Strong business management is your key to success. And the two best things you can do to manage your business successfully are to make sure you understand your financials and to develop marketing strategies that are based on real data and customer feedback. If you have any questions, you can turn to one of our expert how-to guides for answers.

Recent Articles on Business Management


12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager

By Scott Gerber

When first starting your business you do it all—you oversee every aspect of your company. But as things grow, you eventually have to admit that trying to do everything yourself is no longer effective. However, it’s hard to let go. We asked 12 founders from the YEC to share with us when they knew it was time... Read more »


Set Tactics to Execute Strategy

By Tim Berry

It happens all the time. You take your team away from the routine for a few hours, brainstorm, and develop a brilliant new strategy. And when you all get back into the routine, the routine wins and strategy loses. Nothing changes. The strategy was brilliant on the whiteboard, but never got to the real world.... Read more »


7 Ways to Turn Unpaid Client Bills Into Cash

By Chinwe Onyeagoro

Small businesses often find themselves in cash flow crunches that could easily be solved if only clients would pay their bills faster. Fortunately, there are many ways to work around this problem. Here are seven ways you can turn unpaid client bills into cash when those receivables simply aren’t being paid quickly enough to meet... Read more »


Lara Galloway’s Time Management Tips and Productivity Hacks [VIDEO]

By Jonathan Michael

I had the pleasure of co-hosting a free Bplans webinar with Lara Galloway, a business coach and time management expert. In the webinar, Lara offered some excellent time management tips and productivity hacks. She also answered several audience questions, which I’m sure you will find useful for your own situation at home or at work. Lara... Read more »


What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Personal Credit

By Ty Kiisel

For virtually every small business owner in the U.S., the importance of a good personal credit score when seeking a business loan can’t be underestimated. While it might feel counter-intuitive to be talking about your personal credit score when addressing a business credit need, a low personal score has been responsible for the undoing of... Read more »