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How Do You Hold Yourself Accountable If You’re the CEO?

by Matt Roberge

Being your own boss isn't always a walk in the park. If you're a CEO, who holds you accountable? A lack of accountability can spell trouble for your business, so here's how to address it. Read more »

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What I Learned: 3 Common Pitfalls of Family Restaurants

by Dayton Uttinger

Family-owned restaurants are eternally popular, but they can also spell business disaster. Close quarters, family loyalties, too much time together—is it even possible to run a successful family restaurant? Read more »

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26 Businesses You Can Start for Free

by Briana Morgaine

Think you can't start a business for free? Wrong! Here are 26 excellent free (or very low-cost) businesses that you can start today. Read more »

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Address These 3 Critical Risks Before You Start an Assisted Living Home

by Mike Devaney

Starting an assisted living business can be incredibly lucrative and fulfilling. However, it can also be risky. Here are the biggest pitfalls of starting an assisted living business, and how to avoid them. Read more »

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16 Resources to Help Grow Your SaaS Startup

by Briana Morgaine

Growing your SaaS business can be challenging, but finding the information you need to help you learn and grow doesn't have to be. Check out our list of invaluable SaaS podcasts, blogs, and communities you should be familiar with. Read more »

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Boost Your SaaS Business Revenue With These 12 Strategies

by Noah Parsons

So, you've launched your new SaaS company. The hard part is over, right? Not so fast—now, it's important to make sure you have a growth strategy in place. Here are the top 12 ways to grow and boost revenue for your SaaS business. Read more »

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How to Write About Sourcing and Fulfillment in Your Business Plan

by Tim Berry

The sourcing and fulfillment section of your business plan can be confusing. Not only that, but you might be unsure whether or not you really need one in the first place! Here, we make it easy to understand and show you what to include. Read more »

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How to Use Growth Hacking to Increase Revenue 20x in Just 12 Months

by Jose Cayasso

Startup Slidebean increased their monthly recurring revenue by 20x in the span of 12 months, using cheap or low-cost growth hacking methods. Sounds impossible, doesn't it? Turns out, it's totally doable. Here's how they did it. Read more »

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The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

by Mary Juetten

Are you paying attention to your intellectual property? If not, you could be asking for trouble—as the characters of HBO's "Silicon Valley" know all too well. Read more »

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9 Invaluable Resources If You Want to Start a Gym or Fitness Business

by Candice Landau

Don't let the prospect of growing your gym or fitness business intimidate you. With these resources, you'll be able to learn about the industry, bring in new clients, and build a successful brand. Read more »

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Research-Backed Strategies to Boost Your Gym’s Revenue

by Candice Landau

Your gym needs customers to be successful—but how do you get them to come back time and time again? Turns out, it's more intuitive than you'd think. Read more »

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The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

by Briana Morgaine

When it comes to high-growth startups, location matters—and if you start your business in the wrong place, you could end up dead in the water. Which cities provide the best resources and climate for startups? Read more »

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How to Choose a POS System

by Ellen Cunningham

When it comes to choosing a POS system, the options can be overwhelming. Our guide will walk you through the process of picking the right one for your business, and help you avoid costly mistakes. Read more »

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Tori Dunlap

I Started My First Business at Age 9: Here’s What Kids Can Learn from Being Entrepreneurs

by Tori Dunlap

One childhood entrepreneur shares the life and business lessons she learned while running her first business. If you think entrepreneurship is only for adults, think again. Read more »

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How to Develop a Positioning Statement for the Marketing Section of Your Business Plan

by Tim Berry

Having a good product or service just isn't enough. With a strong positioning statement, you'll be able to highlight how your business stands out from the crowd. Read more »

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8 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Started Their Own Businesses

by Briana Morgaine

Why do you want to be an entrepreneur? What drives you? We asked 8 successful entrepreneurs to share what pushed them to start their own businesses. Spoiler alert: None of them said money. Read more »

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Doing Business in China: Lessons from an Expat Entrepreneur

by Johannes Kadura

If you're planning on doing business in China, you'll need to be prepared. While taking your business overseas can present exciting opportunities, an unfamiliar business environment brings new challenges as well. Do you know how to overcome these expat obstacles? Read more »

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11 Resources You Can Use to Grow Your Event Planning Business

by Briana Morgaine

If you've just started an event or wedding planning business, it's important to keep up on the industry and plan for growth. From must-read blogs to unscripted podcasts, here are our essential resources to help you take your company to the next level. Read more »

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How to Make More Money As an Event Planner

by Briana Morgaine

Have you recently started an event planning business (or maybe you're currently dreaming about starting one)? These strategies will help you bring in more money, attract more clients, and make your business as successful as possible. Read more »

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How to Tell Your Company’s History in Your Business Plan

by Tim Berry

Company history in a business plan? It's a good addition to some business plans, but not all. Whether or not you include your company's history in your business plan will depend on your business itself, and who you're writing the plan for. Read more »