managing

How to Improve Financial Metrics That Matter

by Colin Tierney

Even if you don't currently need a loan, consider looking at your business through the eyes of a lender. What could you improve? Here are the financial metrics to watch. Read more »

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How to Calculate Social Media Marketing ROI for Your Small Business

by Chalease Linderman

You know growing and maintaining an active presence on social media is important, but determining whether or not your social media efforts are paying off can be tough. Here's how to calculate your social media marketing ROI. Read more »

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9 Ways to Thank Your Favorite Customers

by Scott Gerber

How do you plan on showing your customers that you appreciate them this holiday season? Here are some great strategies to remind your customers how much you value their business. Read more »

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The Best Free Email Marketing Tool for Startups and Small Businesses

by Anthony St. Clair

For most businesses, email marketing is a nonnegotiable. However, choosing which email marketing tool to use can be a hassle. So, we've evaluated them all, and chosen our favorite—and you'll see why it's the clear winner. Read more »

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28 Gifts for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

by Briana Morgaine

The holidays are almost upon us—do you have all of your gifts ready? We've got 28 fantastic gifts for entrepreneurs. Read more »

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9 Strategies to Boost Employee Productivity During the Holiday Season

by Kayla Matthews

The holidays are a time for family and fun—and, oftentimes, distraction at work. Here's how to keep your business productive during the holiday season. Read more »

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Raise an Entrepreneur With These 36 Genius Toys

by Candice Landau

Beyond a good education and brilliant parenting skills, how do you raise little entrepreneurs? Better yet, what does it even take to become an entrepreneur? Read more »

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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

by Katie McBeth

Work experience and skills listed on a resume aren't the only things to pay attention to. Are you evaluating potential employees for emotional intelligence? Read more »

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How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving Into Work

by Angelique O'Rourke

Want to take advantage of the holiday spirit? These activities can help strengthen company culture during the holidays, and contribute positively to people in need. Read more »

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The History of Lean Planning

by Noah Parsons

The traditional business plan simply didn't fit the needs of modern, fast-moving companies. It was time to bring a scientific approach to business planning—and so Lean Planning was born. Read more »

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Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

by Anthony St. Clair

Your new business needs a logo, but finding the perfect designer can be difficult. So, we've made it easier. In this guide, you'll find our reviews, top picks, and recommendations. Read more »

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5 Restaurant Technologies to Have Before Your Grand Opening

by AJ Beltis

If you're planning on opening a restaurant, don't make the mistake of going low-tech. From POS systems to loyalty program management, these must-have tools will make running your restaurant easier. Read more »

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How to Launch an Awesome Kickstarter Campaign

by Christina Comben

Make no mistake: Starting a Kickstarter campaign isn't a guaranteed easy funding route. However, it can prove successful if you approach it correctly—and we'll walk you through the process. Read more »

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How to Be a Business Owner and Also Have a Life

by Jodie Shaw

It's a busy life as a business owner—but that doesn't mean you should accept feeling constantly overwhelmed. Here's how to find balance and actually have a life. Read more »

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Your Invoice Has Been Rejected: Top 8 Tips for Invoicing Corporations

by Michał Kamiński

Your invoice may end up rejected for a number of reasons, and the key to having your invoices cleared on time lies in the details. These tips will help save you time, money, and a good deal of stress. Read more »

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5 Recruiting Hacks to Help Startups Hire Top Talent

by Paul Peters

You want to build a great team for your business, but attracting the best of the best can be tricky. These strategies will make it easier to attract top talent—without offering crazy perks or incentives. Read more »

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Home-Based Businesses: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

by Briana Morgaine

Home-based businesses are a perpetually popular choice for entrepreneurs. Covering everything from home-based business myths to helpful checklists, these resources will help you successfully start a business from your own home. Read more »

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Expert Advice: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Opening Day

by Briana Morgaine

There are few days more crucial to your small business success than your opening day. We asked the experts at the YEC for their top tips on how to open your business with a bang. Read more »

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Have an Idea for a Subscription Company? 9 Ways to Tell If You’ve Struck Gold

by Briana Morgaine

As popular as the subscription business model may be, it’s not foolproof. Here's how to make sure your subscription business idea is worth buying over and over again. Read more »

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How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business

by Briana Morgaine

Even if you wanted to market your business on every social media platform available, you probably don't have time to do it all. Here's how to choose where to focus your social media marketing. Read more »