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Profits are not the same as cash, and understanding the difference between them is a vital part of running a successful business.

The Difference Between Cash and Profits

By Tim Berry

Profits are not the same as cash, and understanding the difference between them is a vital part of running a successful business. Read on to find out why. Read more »

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One of the most valuable things a business owner can do before launching is determine demand. Read on to learn how to validate your product idea.

How To Validate Your eCommerce Product Idea

By Kat Solukova

One of the most valuable things a business owner can do before launching is determine demand. Read on to learn how to validate your product idea. Read more »

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To gauge the health of your business you need to understand your cash flow statement. Get a complete explanation of the cash flow statement with examples.

What Is a Cash Flow Statement?

By Noah Parsons

To gauge the health of your business you need to understand your cash flow statement. Get a complete explanation of the cash flow statement with examples. Read more »

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Have a business idea you're sure is a winner? You'll want to test it first. Find out how to test if your idea is viable and if you should start a business.

Should You Start a Business? Test Your Idea First

By Tim Berry

Have a business idea you're sure is a winner? You'll want to test it first. Find out how to test if your idea is viable and if you should start a business. Read more »

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how to write a mission statement

How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps

By Tim Berry

Your company’s mission statement is your opportunity to define your goals, ethics, culture, and norms for decision-making. Here are the steps to writing a great mission statement. Read more »

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Your business may be profitable, but it can still fail if you run out of cash. Learn how to forecast cash flow to avoid unforseen cash flow problems.

How to Forecast Cash Flow

By Tim Berry

Your business may be profitable, but it can still fail if you run out of cash. Learn how to forecast cash flow to avoid unforeseen cash flow problems. Read more »

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Your dream of owning a retail clothing boutique, can become a reality. You already have the style, all it takes now is a little planning. Let's get started.

How to Write a Business Plan for a Retail Clothing Boutique

By Sarah Hovet

Your dream of owning a retail clothing boutique can become a reality. You already have the style, all it takes now is a little planning. Let's get started. Read more »

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Understanding your potential market, competition, and customers is necessary for business planning, but how do you conduct a market analysis in a crisis?

How to Conduct a Market Analysis in a Crisis

By Tim Berry

Understanding your potential market, competition, and customers is necessary for business planning, but how do you conduct a market analysis in a crisis? Read more »

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The Ultimate Guide for Starting and Running a Business at Home

By Makenna Crocker

Looking to start a business from your home, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out our step-by-step guide to successfully start your new at-home business. Read more »

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If you want to successfully grow your business, you must have a proactive recruitment strategy in place. Here are some best practices to secure top talent.

6 Recruiting Best Practices for Finding and Closing Top Talent

By Matt Shealy

If you want to successfully grow your business, you must have a proactive recruitment strategy in place. Here are some best practices to secure top talent. Read more »

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Working from home can be both beneficial and incredibly challenging. Here are 5 common misconceptions about remote work and how it may affect your team.

5 Greatest Myths About Working From Home and Are They True?

By Kelly Gurnett

Working from home can be both beneficial and incredibly challenging. Here are 5 common misconceptions about remote work and how it may affect your team. Read more »

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Writing a business plan for a nonprofit organization is a bit different than writing a traditional plan. Learn the differences and build a successful business plan.

How to Write a Nonprofit Business Plan [Updated for 2020]

By Angelique O'Rourke

Writing a business plan for a nonprofit organization is a bit different than a traditional plan. Learn the differences and build a successful business plan. Read more »

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Scenario analysis is about looking at what might happen and then coming up with a plan for how you might act in that situation.

Turn What-if to What-Now: The Importance of Scenario Analysis

By Tim Berry

Scenario analysis is looking at what might happen and developing a plan for how to act. Find out why this is so vital and how you can do it your business. Read more »

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Cash flow is a vital part of your business, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out our guide to learn everything you need to know about cash flow.

What is Cash Flow?

By Noah Parsons

Cash flow is a vital part of your business, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out our guide to learn everything you need to know about cash flow. Read more »

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Working from home can be a challenging transition, even if you're over a month into it. Here are our top 10 tips to help you stay productive when working from home.

10 Ways to Stay Productive While Working Remote

By Candice Landau

Working from home can be wonderfully flexible, but it can also spell productivity disaster. How can home-based entrepreneurs keep from falling prey to distraction? Here are 10 strategies. Read more »

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Starting a business during an economic crisis seems risky, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 8 tips to successfully start your business in a recession.

Top 8 Reasons to Start a Business in a Recession

By Kody Wirth

Starting a business during an economic crisis seems risky, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 8 tips to successfully start your business in a recession. Read more »

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SBA loan rejected

10 Reasons You Don’t Qualify for an SBA Disaster Loan

By Kody Wirth

If your application for an SBA Disaster Loan was denied, it's not the end. Here are the top 10 reasons loans are denied and what you can do to fix it. Read more »

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The Ultimate Work From Home Checklist

By Makenna Crocker

If your team is struggling to work remotely, check out our work from home guide for steps to turn remote work into a benefit for your business and employees. Read more »

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Even in a crisis, managing and starting a business doesn't need to stop. Here are our top 15 business ideas you can start while at home during the current crisis.

15 Ideas for Businesses to Start in a Crisis

By Noah Parsons

In a crisis business or the dream of starting one doesn’t have to stop. Here are 15 business ideas that you can start online and out of your home. Read more »

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An effective and well defined executive summary can be the key to securing funding from a bank or outside investor. See what needs to be included and what the best way to approach writing your summary is.

How to Write an Effective Executive Summary

By Tim Berry

An executive summary is a brief introduction to a business plan. A winning executive summary grabs your reader’s attention and describes your business, the problem that it solves, your target market, and financial highlights. Read more »