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10 Essentials Before Launch Branding Checklist [Free Download]

Think a brand is just for big businesses? Think again. Branding is critical for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Your brand is what the outside world thinks of you. That’s it. Although you can influence your brand through well-designed logos, hilarious ad campaigns, carefully crafted press releases, or super-friendly service, ultimately, your brand is...

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Should I Borrow Money, Seek Investment, or Bootstrap My Business?

Having a billion-dollar idea for a new company or a startup is great, but do you actually have a billion dollars to start it? You will most likely need a website, a technical team, a space to work from, and lastly enough money to pay your utilities while you embark on this new venture. All...

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Negotiation

In my experience, the mere mention of “negotiation” brings about one of two reactions in people. Some grin with glee, excited to leap into discussions and meet their competitor on the battlefield. Others grimace with anxiety, shaking their head as if to say “No. Not me. Please—not me.” No matter which camp you’re in, the...

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How to Find a Business Partner

Entrepreneurs have a reputation for trying to do it all singlehandedly. In the early days of starting your business, you may feel like you’re wearing several hats—too many, in fact. For this reason, you might consider working with a business partner. Not only does having a business partner distribute some of the work, it gives...

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Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad

Episode 6: Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad | The Bcast

This week, we talk to Cameron about our LivePlan YouTube ad. Who is Cameron? Well, he hates our YouTube ad. We also chat with our eCommerce expert, John Procopio, about what to do when you get negative customer feedback. Listen to Episode 6: Show notes: The Backstory (with John Procopio) – (:37) Watch our LivePlan YouTube...

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4 Steps to Making Your Next Great Idea a Reality

Congratulations! You have a great idea. You and this idea, you’ve got plans. It started with a tiny nugget you were bouncing around, and it grew up in a marketing meeting. You brainstormed, you took this little idea and ran it up the flagpole, you sent it through the pipeline, passed it to the higher-ups....

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6 Steps to Building a Rock Star Credit Score

  If you’ve ever applied for a mortgage, bought a car, or even rented an apartment, you’ve likely experienced firsthand how much power your credit score can have over your everyday life. But, did you know that your personal credit score is also just as important in the business loan process? A great credit score...

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Should You Stick to the Plan or Change It?

The monthly review meeting is absolutely essential to real business planning. The real value of business planning is the decisions it causes, and the management that results; and for that you need not just a plan but a regular monthly review to track results and revise as necessary. And the toughest part of the review...

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