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LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

by Briana Morgaine

LinkedIn is a great resource for both job-seekers and employers alike, but it can also be a solid addition to your social media marketing strategy. Here's how to market your business with LinkedIn. Read more »

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Building a Lifestyle Business in a Startup World

by Min Fang

Sometimes it seems like a "unicorn" startup is the only type of business worth pursuing. But what if a "lifestyle business" is more your speed? Read more »

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Learn How to Come Up With Killer Business Ideas

by Udemy

The difference between becoming the next household name or just another failed business lies in one powerful point: the strength of your business idea. Read more »

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Five Signs That It’s Time to Scale up Your Business

by Andrew Deen

Planning for growth is essential—but scaling your business too soon can spell disaster. Here are five key indicators that it's time to scale your operations. Read more »

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Angel Investment: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

by Candice Landau

If your business is seeking angel investment, you're probably wondering what investors will ask, and what they're looking for. Here are our top resources. Read more »

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Pinterest Marketing: A Small Business Guide

by Briana Morgaine

Pinterest isn't just for visual brands (or finding great recipes). Learn how to create a Pinterest marketing strategy that works for your business, no matter what your industry. Read more »

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Becoming Your Own Boss: A Bplans Guide

by Briana Morgaine

You're ready to ditch your office job and become your own boss. But how do you start—and what if you don't have an idea or a plan? This guide is for you. Read more »

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How to Make Your Bookkeeper Really Work for Your Business

by Dean Bassal

If you've decided to work with a bookkeeper, it's important to make sure you pick the right one and get as much out of their services as possible. Here's what to pay attention to. Read more »

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Instagram Marketing: A Small Business Guide

by Briana Morgaine

Think Instagram is just for highly visual businesses? Think again. Here's how to make an Instagram marketing strategy work for your small business, no matter what your product or service. Read more »

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Lean Planning: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

by Candice Landau

Don't get overwhelmed by an unnecessarily long, complicated business plan. A Lean Plan is faster, flexible, and will remain relevant throughout the life of your business. Here are our essential Lean Planning resources. Read more »

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To Shred, or Not to Shred? Record Keeping for New Businesses

by Bryce Warnes

Starting your own business is an exciting first step into the world of entrepreneurship. It’s also the beginning of your relationship with the IRS. Here are the record keeping basics. Read more »

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Twitter Marketing: A Small Business Guide

by Briana Morgaine

Ready to dive into the world of Twitter marketing? Our guide will show you how to make the most of Twitter for your small business. Read more »

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3 Simple Ways to Make Your Business Appear More Professional

by Jacqueline Thomas

You're in the process of developing a solid, trusted business offline. But, having a professional presence online is at least equally important. Here's how to get it right. Read more »

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Our Best Resources to Help You Find a Business Idea

by Candice Landau

Maybe you know you'd make a great entrepreneur, but you're having trouble finding that perfect idea. Whether you're after suggestions, help with the brainstorming process, or tips for validating your idea, this list of great resources can help. Read more »

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The Importance of Trademarking

by Rachael Lacey

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. Read more »

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Venture Debt 101

by Chase Garbarino

Venture debt can be a great source of "free money" for certain startups, but with this comes certain financial risks. Here's how to determine if venture debt is right for your startup, and how to navigate the process. Read more »

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Why No Company Is Too Small or Too Localized for PR

by Elliot Tomaeno

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. Read more »

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Change Is the Only Thing That’s Constant: Why Small Businesses Should Embrace Disruption

by Andrew Heikkila

Is your company equipped to deal with a global business climate that is changing more rapidly than you can say "disruption"? Be careful, or your business might just be left behind. Read more »

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Why You Should Stop Worrying About Raising VC Money for Your Tech Startup

by Nicholas Rubright

Are you spending endless hours perfecting your VC pitch—before your startup is really even off the ground? Here's why you might want to consider holding off on seeking venture capital funding. Read more »

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From Wall Street to Entrepreneurship: 6 Hard Lessons Learned

by Min Fang

Certain aspects of working for a company—like keeping your boss happy and navigating office politics—lose their utility when you’re on your own. Here are six lessons learned by one entrepreneur who made the switch. Read more »