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Learn why professional growth matters for entrepreneurs and small business owners, and see how to leverage these 10 opportunities to grow.

The Top Opportunities Entrepreneurs Should Examine for Professional Growth

By Eleanor Hecks

Learn why professional growth matters for entrepreneurs and small business owners, and see how to leverage these 10 opportunities to grow. Read more »

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Learn how to decide which eCommerce fulfillment method is right for your business and how it can elevate your customer service efforts.

How to Leverage eCommerce Fulfillment as a Customer Service Tool

By Hazel Raoult

Learn how to decide which eCommerce fulfillment method is right for your business and how it can elevate your customer service efforts. Read more »

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Using videos to promote your business can be effective if you follow a few simple rules. Here are four effective ways to leverage video.

How to Use Video to Promote Your Small Business

By Susan Mravca

Using videos to promote your business can be effective if you follow a few simple rules. Here are four effective ways to leverage video. Read more »

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Learn what indicators to look out for that may signal you should pivot your business and how to pivot successfully in 3 steps.

Signs That It’s Time to Pivot Your Business and How to Do It

By Callie McGill

Learn what indicators to look out for that may signal you should pivot your business and how to pivot successfully in 3 steps. Read more »

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Follow our blogging tips for business to understand the corporate blogging best practices and how to write business blogs that actually drive traffic.

How to Start a Successful Blog for Your Business

By Victoria Greywing

Learn how to start a blog for your business by leveraging 6 best practices that help you write business blogs that actually drive traffic. Read more »

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Ensure your business’s financial success by exploring the following budgeting trends for 2022 and how they may affect your finances.

Key Budgeting Trends to Avoid and Implement in 2022

By Samantha Clark

Ensure your business’s financial success by exploring the following budgeting trends for 2022 and how they may affect your finances. Read more »

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Learn the differences between working capital and cash flow as well as how to effectively manage both to keep your business healthy.

Working Capital vs. Cash Flow: The Differences and How to Better Manage Them

By Nahla Davies

Learn the differences between working capital and cash flow as well as how to effectively manage both to keep your business healthy. Read more »

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Learn the benefits of leveraging value engineered packaging for your business and how to implement it to save on shipping expenses.

Value Engineered Packaging—What is it and Why You Should Use it

By Phil Forbes

Learn the benefits of leveraging value engineered packaging for your business and how to implement it to save on shipping expenses. Read more »

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Expanding your team is one of the biggest and most challenging steps in growing your business. Here's how to hire your dream team.

Savvy Tips to Recruit Your Startup Dream Team

By Joshira Maduro

Expanding your team is one of the biggest and most challenging steps in growing your business. Here's how to hire your dream team. Read more »

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Freelance platforms are more popular with entrepreneurs for a reason. Learn how founders can use them to reach goals and grow their business.

How Entrepreneurs Can Build Their Business With Today’s Freelance Platforms

By Lauren Dunmore

Freelance platforms are more popular with entrepreneurs for a reason. Learn how founders can use them to reach goals and grow their business. Read more »

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Learn how to harness the power of personalized marketing to make individual connections that more effectively connects with customers.

What is Personalized Marketing? Learn How to Connect With Customers

By Eleanor Hecks

Learn how to harness the power of personalized marketing to make individual connections that more effectively connects with customers. Read more »

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Want to know how to create fresh content in an engaging, time-saving way? Check this article to find actionable tips on how to repurpose content.

How to Repurpose Content to Make the Most of Your Marketing Efforts

By Alessandro Oliveri

Creating content is time-consuming. It requires teams to be constantly involved in finding new ideas, researching, and creating content from scratch. But do you really need to go through this process over and over for every piece of content for each platform? The answer is no. You can do more with less, and that’s where... Read more »

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What makes your business stand out? Learn how to create a unique value proposition to set your business apart from competitors.

How to Create a Unique Value Proposition + Examples

By Lisa Furgison

What makes your business stand out? Learn how to create a unique value proposition to set your business apart from competitors. Read more »

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Should you use personal funds to finance your business? Learn why this is a risky funding method and 8 ways to set yourself up for success.

How to Avoid Using Personal Funds to Address Your Business’s Financial Challenges in 2021

By Joshira Maduro

Should you use personal funds to finance your business? Learn why this is a risky funding method and 8 ways to set yourself up for success. Read more »

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Planning to apply for an SBA loan? Here’s what you need to know about SBA business plans and how you can maximize your chances for approval.

How to Write an SBA Business Plan — SBA Template and Checklist

By Noah Parsons

Planning to apply for an SBA loan? Here’s what you need to know about SBA business plans and how you can maximize your chances for approval. Read more »

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LivePlan 2021 State of Small Business Survey — Share Your Story

By Bplans

We’re excited to announce the LivePlan 2021 State of Small Business Survey. Add your voice to our community of entrepreneurs and help other businesses grow. Read more »

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A referral program is a system to incentivize previous customers to recommend your products to others. Here's how to build a referral program.

How to Design, Launch and Automate a Referral Program for Your Business

By Alessandro Oliveri

You’ve probably heard of referral marketing, but have you ever tried it before? If not, now is the perfect time to get in on this effective and easy-to-implement user acquisition channel. In this blog post, we will cover how you can design a referral program that’s right for your business and then launch it with... Read more »

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If you're starting an LLC there are additional fees and costs you'll need to be aware of. Here is what it costs to form an LLC.

LLC Costs and Fees You Need to Know as a Small Business Owner

By Melissa Pedigo

If you're starting an LLC there are additional fees and costs you'll need to be aware of. Here is what it costs to form an LLC. Read more »

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Are you issuing stock for your small business? Learn how to build and better manage your business value with a cap table.

Cap Table Explained — What is it and How to Maintain it for Investors

By Colin McCrea

Are you issuing stock for your small business? Learn how to build and better manage your business value with a cap table. Read more »

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Want to enhance your paid marketing efforts? Learn to leverage Google Tag Manager with Google Ads Remarketing to increase conversions.

How to Use Google Tag Manager for Google Ads Remarketing

By Denis Zakharych

Want to enhance your paid marketing efforts? Learn to leverage Google Tag Manager with Google Ads Remarketing to increase conversions. Read more »