planning

The Difference Between Cash and Profits

by Tim Berry

Never forget: Profits are not cash. Brush up on the crucial difference between cash and profits with this guide by Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry. Read more »

managing

5 Research-Backed Tips for Increasing B2B Sales

by Jodie Shaw

If you run a business where you sell your product or service to another business (or you’re planning on starting one), here’s what you need to know about closing the deal. Read more »

planning

What You Really Need to Know About Cash Flow

by Tim Berry

Cash is the single most important resource in any business—and also one that is frequently misunderstood. Here's what you really need to know about cash flow. Read more »

starting

Ask the Experts: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Business

by Briana Morgaine

In every startup story, there's bound to be a wrong turn here or there, and it’s easy for entrepreneurs to look back on their mistakes and see exactly where they went wrong. Here's what these entrepreneurs wish they'd known sooner. Read more »

starting

The Biggest Skill You Need to Run a Business (It’s Not What You Think)

by Heather Baker

This successful entrepreneur believes there's one skill that is more important than smart business acumen, exceptional marketing know-how, or even financial savviness. Do you have this skill? Read more »

managing

Free SEO Tools for Small Business Owners

by Keegan Green

Many small business owners understand the value of SEO, but think it's too time-consuming to learn or too expensive to implement. The fact is, it doesn't have to be. Read more »

managing

7 Ways to Set Team Goals (That Actually Work)

by Briana Morgaine

Creating a goal-setting methodology for an entire company doesn’t happen overnight. It can be difficult to know how to set goals that are a stretch, but not completely out of reach. Here's how to get it right. Read more »

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 »

managing

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 »

managing

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 »

planning

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 »

starting

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 »

managing

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 »

managing

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 »

starting

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 »

managing

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 »

starting

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 »