planning
Writing a daycare business plan

Tips for Writing a Successful Business Plan for a Daycare Center

by Sholom Strick

From knowing your competition to picking the right place to establish your daycare center, there are a lot of lessons to be learned. Here's how to write a successful business plan for your daycare center. Read more »

managing
Man relaxing in a hammock while camping; work life balance concept

Why Taking Time Off Is Time Well Spent

by Dave Crenshaw

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to take time off and unwind. However, having fun should be a vital part of your day-to-day—and here's why. Read more »

managing
strengthen your team

5 Affordable Ways to Strengthen Your Team

by Ari Rabban

How do you build unity and alignment within your team when your budget is tight or your team is spread across multiple work sites? These 5 tips will show you how. Read more »

starting

How a Design Startup Scaled and Gained International Credibility

by Varun Aggarwal

How do you take a startup to scale and move into international markets? Here's how two entrepreneurs did just that with their design startup Designhill. Read more »

managing
Cash flow problems

How to Prevent Cash Flow Problems

by Carl Faulds

If your customers are slow payers, your profitable and growing business could face cash flow problems—and possibly go under. Here's how to prevent this from happening. Read more »

funding
Silicon Valley VC funding

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

by Bruce Hakutizwi

Venture capital has always been elusive, but some say now more than ever. Is getting VC funding even possible? Let's find out. Read more »

starting

Measure Like Tesla: A Fresh Take on Stale Business Metrics

by Kateri Kosta

Are you measuring your chances for success against outdated business metrics? Here's what entrepreneurs can learn about growth potential from Tesla. Read more »

planning
Business plan failures

8 Reasons Business Plans Fail That No One Wants to Talk About

by Danielle Hendricks

Your business plan could fail for hundreds of reasons—but these 8 reasons for business plan failure are unfortunately common (and often overlooked!). Read more »

starting
Win at entrepreneurship

How to Master Entrepreneurship Without Breaking a Sweat

by Pratik Dholakiya

The SBA says that about two-thirds of businesses fold within the first ten years. So, how does an entrepreneur beat the odds? These tips will help you crack the entrepreneurship code. Read more »

starting
Strong company culture

3 Tips for a Strong Startup Company Culture

by Kenny Kline

Developing a strong startup company culture is important—and a process that continually needs refining. These 3 tips will help you create (and maintain) a strong culture. Read more »

starting
Stumptown coffee; naming your business concept

How to Use Your Business Plan to Create an Awesome Company Name

by Grant Polachek

Your company name will set the tone for how others think about your business. Here's how to use what you already have written about your business (your business plan!) to help craft the perfect company name. Read more »

planning
how to write a mission statement

How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps

by Tim Berry

Your company’s mission statement is your opportunity to define your goals, ethics, culture, and norms for decision-making. Here are the steps to writing a great mission statement. Read more »

starting
what to look for in a business partner

6 Traits to Look for When Choosing a Business Partner

by Briana Morgaine

A business partner can take your startup to the next level—but choosing the wrong partner can spell disaster. Here are 6 traits to look for when evaluating a potential partner. Read more »

managing
How writing a book can grow your business

Forget Viral Videos: Write a Book to Grow Your Business

by Zach Obront

Writing a book can grow your business—but it's a tactic entrepreneurs rarely think of. It may sound overwhelming, but it's easier than you think. Here are the ways writing a book can help foster business success. Read more »

funding
You might not need VC funding; entrepreneur getting VC funding

4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded

by Marc Prosser

Venture capital funding sounds like a dream come true—but is it right for your business? Here are 4 reasons why you might not want to consider VC funding. Read more »

starting
How To Open a Successful Bakery

How to Start a Bakery: The Ultimate Guide for Bakers

by Lisa Furgison

Are you a baker who is ready to start a bakery business? This guide will give you all the information you need to know in order to learn how to start a bakery. Read more »

starting
Using laptop, tablet, and smartphone; app versus website concept

Should You Build a Mobile App or a Website for Your Startup?

by Slava Bushtruk

Will a mobile app or a web app suit your new business better? Here's how to choose between a mobile app and a web app for your startup. Read more »

starting
Young woman looking into the distance; right time to start a business concept

Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

by Kateri Kosta

Is 2017 the right time to start a business? If you're planning on starting a business this year, here's what the current economic trends indicate. Read more »

planning
laptop with notepad on desk; how to write an executive summary

How to Write an Executive Summary

by Tim Berry

Your executive summary is the doorway to your business plan—after looking it over, your prospective investor is either going to throw your business plan away, or keep reading. Here's how to write an executive summary that sets your business plan apart. Read more »

starting
Millennial women entrepreneur

What Millennial Women Leaders Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

by Lesley Vos

Entrepreneurship is on the rise among millennial women—and here are the key takeaways you can learn from their business success. Read more »