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3 Tools That Will Turn You into a Designer

You'll still have to hire the big-gun designers for major initiatives (totally worth it), but you can get far with these simple design tools on your own.

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Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

An unprotected business plan, which is the first expression of your business’s IP and trade secrets, is an open invitation for theft by competitors.

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Managing Risk and Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain

As a new startup, you’re likely well aware of how inventory costs money and how those costs can quickly add up the longer you go without orders. However, did you also know that it costs your company money when you encounter zero inventory counts? In fact, in many cases, the costs of not having products...

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What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

A business proposal can often make or break your chances of securing a new client. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what’s the proper format? We're here to help.

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Episode 13: How to Solve Problems in Your Business, Human Resources, and #Zappos | The Bcast

In this episode, Peter and Jonathan discuss Kaizen, Kanban, and Scrum methodology and how they can be applied to small businesses. They also chat about recent changes at Zappos, and the CFO of Palo Alto Software Trevor Betenson talks about human resources and conflict resolution.

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Episode 12: How to Define Your Target Market, Guest Eric Siu, and the #MinimumWage | The Bcast

Peter and Jonathan discuss how to define your target market, competitive analysis with Eric Siu (The Growth Everywhere podcast), and whether or not the federal minimum wage should be increased.

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1 Dream, 84 Steps to Make It a Reality [Free Startup Checklist]

To help make your dream more achievable, we’ve created a roadmap—a startup checklist.

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When It Comes to Running a Business, Here Are 12 Things Entrepreneurs Say Are Invaluable

What’s your thing? You know—that thing that helps you be at your best. We asked 12 entrepreneurs for theirs, so you can try them out.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

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