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If your passion for baking delicious pastries has led to you starting a bakery, you'll need a business plan to do it. Here's our guide to get you started.

How to Write a Bakery Business Plan

By Sarah Hovet

If your passion for baking delicious pastries has led to you starting a bakery, you'll need a business plan to do it. Here's our guide to get you started. Read more »

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As a nonprofit, donations and partnerships are a necessity. But there are times when you need to look more critically at a gift. Here's how.

How to Steer Clear of ‘Demon Donors’ When Running a Nonprofit

By Kevin Xu

As a nonprofit, donations and partnerships are a necessity. But there are times when you need to look more critically at a gift. Here's how. Read more »

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If your hobby is your true love, then why not consider making it your career too? Here are 10 steps to turn your hobby into a successful business.

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Successful Business

By Kody Wirth

If your hobby is your true love, then why not consider making it your career too? Here are 10 steps to turn your hobby into a successful business. Read more »

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How to open up your restaurant after the coronavirus pandemic

How to Bring Customers Back to Your Restaurant Post-Pandemic

By Lexie Lu

As a restaurant owner reopening your business, bringing back dine-in customers is likely a struggle. But it’s not impossible, just try these 10 tips. Read more »

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The first thing you should know is that even if you are certain that your credit is poor, it is still possible to get a business loan. Here's how.

Can You Get a Business Loan With Bad Credit?

By Kody Wirth

The first thing you should know is that even if you are certain that your credit is poor, it is still possible to get a business loan. Here's how. Read more »

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If you’re a small business, a high-tech startup, or a growing company, there is a funding option for you. Read on to see what alternatives are available.

8 Alternative Funding Options for Small Businesses

By Makenna Crocker

If you’re a small business, a high-tech startup, or a growing company, there is a funding option for you. Read on to see what alternatives are available. Read more »

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Managing cash flow requires an accurate forecast you update based on actual conditions. Learn to create a dynamic forecast to manage your business better.

How to Manage Cash Flow With an Accurate Cash Flow Forecast

By Noah Parsons

Managing cash flow requires an accurate forecast you update based on actual conditions. Learn to create a dynamic forecast to manage your business better. Read more »

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Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to investors—and here's a pitch format that will help you secure funding.

How to Successfully Pitch Your Business Idea to Investors

By Caroline Cummings

Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to investors—and here's a pitch format that will help you secure funding. Read more »

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For eCommerce sites and online businesses, getting customers to purchase is an ongoing task. To help you maximize conversions try these 15 proven methods.

How to Improve eCommerce Conversions for Your Business

By Rajdeep Dosanjh

For eCommerce sites and online businesses, getting customers to purchase is an ongoing task. To help you maximize conversions try these 15 proven methods. Read more »

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Becoming an entrepreneur can be incredibly expensive and startup costs can grow out of control. Focus on these 5 strategies to start a business on a budget.

5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Startup Costs

By Zoe Maldonado

Becoming an entrepreneur can be incredibly expensive and startup costs can grow out of control. Focus on these 5 strategies to start a business on a budget. Read more »

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Figuring out how much money you need to get your business started isn’t as hard as you think. Our guide will show you how to calculate your startup costs.

3 Steps to Figure Out How Much Money You Need to Start a Business

By Lisa Furgison

Figuring out how much money you need to get your business started isn’t as hard as you think. Our guide will show you how to calculate your startup costs. Read more »

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Brand storytelling is a crucial marketing strategy to better engage and connect with customers. Read on to learn the best ways to build a memorable brand.

The Importance of Storytelling in Brand Marketing Efforts

By Aaron Chichioco

Brand storytelling is a crucial marketing strategy to better engage and connect with customers. Read on to learn the best ways to build a memorable brand. Read more »

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When starting an eCommerce business, it’s tempting to just set up your digital shop. But like any business in order to succeed you need a business plan.

How to Write an eCommerce Business Plan + Template

By Noah Parsons

When starting an eCommerce business, it’s tempting to just set up your digital shop. But like any business in order to succeed you need a business plan. Read more »

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When it comes to funding, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Read on for 40 proven ways to fund your small business.

40 Proven Ways to Fund A Small Business

By Angelique O'Rourke

When it comes to funding, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Read on for 40 proven ways to fund your small business. Read more »

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As a nonprofit business, finding partnerships can be a struggle, but it's not impossible. Here are 4 tips to secure partnerships with for-profit businesses.

4 Tips for Nonprofits to Secure Business Partnerships

By Greg Deline

As a nonprofit business, finding partnerships can be a struggle, but it's not impossible. Here are 4 tips to secure partnerships with for-profit businesses. Read more »

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Estimating eCommerce shipping and fulfillment costs is a difficult but necessary step for success. Read on to find out how to calculate your startup costs.

How to Estimate Realistic eCommerce Shipping and Fulfillment Costs

By Will Schneider

Estimating eCommerce shipping and fulfillment costs is a difficult but necessary step for success. Read on to find out how to calculate your startup costs. Read more »

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Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes.

Fundamentals of Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

By Noah Parsons

Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes. Read more »

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Starting a business can lead to a difficult post-partum period early on. Learn how to keep yourself and your business thriving in those early months.

How to Prepare for Startup “Postpartum”

By Beau Peters

Starting a business can lead to a difficult post-partum period early on. Learn how to keep yourself and your business thriving in those early months. Read more »

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Your business plan can be used for far more than starting a business. Learn how to use yours to help make expansion decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

How to Plan a Business Expansion Using Your Business Plan

By Rob Stephens

Your business plan can be used for far more than starting a business. Learn how to use yours to help make expansion decisions and avoid costly mistakes. Read more »

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If you've been struggling to find small business financing due to COVID-19, read on for insight into alternative options and how to prepare to apply.

Financing Your Business During COVID-19

By Ty Kiisel

If you've been struggling to find small business financing due to COVID-19, read on for insight into alternative options and how to prepare to apply. Read more »