Managing a Business

The Importance of Trademarking

Thinking about trademarking your business's slogan, symbol, or name? There are a few different routes you can take, and it's best to get started as soon as possible—or you might face financial and legal trouble down the road.

By Rachael Lacey | Share This

Why No Company Is Too Small or Too Localized for PR

PR isn't just for big businesses. No matter if your business is large or small, brick-and-mortar or online, here's how to create a PR strategy and start conversations about your brand.

By Elliot Tomaeno | Share This

An Absolutely 100% Non-Boring Article About Business Insurance

Attack by pirates, fires, floods—who says business insurance is boring? Hopefully you'll never need insurance for such dramatic debacles, but it's still smart to make sure you understand the necessary coverage.

By Max Schleicher | Share This

5 Signs Your Bank Is a Bad Fit

You may have been with the same bank for years, but that doesn't mean they're a good fit for your business. Here's how to tell if it's time to switch banks.

By Priyanka Prakash | Share This

SWOT Analysis: A Curated List of Everything You Need to Know

With a completed SWOT analysis, you can develop a strategy to ensure your business's success. Here are our favorite resources on creating a SWOT analysis, including examples, downloads, and interactive challenges.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

5 Techniques Every Startup Can Use to Retain Customers

Stop thinking about acquiring new customers. Instead, focus on building a customer retention strategy so bold and integral to your process that it becomes a standard part of how you do business.

By Lindsay Willott | Share This

A Bplans Checklist: Your First Year in Business

So, you've successfully launched your business—congratulations! What next? Our first year in business checklist will help ensure you're on the right track.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

Facebook Marketing: A Small Business Guide

The world of Facebook marketing can be a little overwhelming, especially for small businesses. Our guide will walk you through the process, and help you create a successful Facebook marketing strategy.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

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