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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 »

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Learn how multilingual SEO can help you expand your business and break into new markets with just 4 simple steps.

SEO for Multiple Languages — How to Optimize and Rank Your Website

By Ofer Tirosh

Learn how multilingual SEO can help you expand your business and break into new markets with just 4 simple steps. Read more »

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Learn how to get the most out of Google Data Studio by creating custom sales report dashboards in just six steps.

How To Build a Custom Sales Report Dashboard in Google Data Studio

By Denis Zakharych

Learn how to get the most out of Google Data Studio by creating custom sales report dashboards in just six steps. Read more »

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Starting a SaaS company can be expensive, especially if you don't focus on optimizing development costs. Here are 8 ways to do just that.

How to Optimize SaaS Development Costs

By Piyush Jain

Starting a SaaS company can be expensive, especially if you don't focus on optimizing development costs. Here are 8 ways to do just that. Read more »

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Is the amount of business data you are tracking overwhelming? Learn how to easily visualize small business data with Google Data Studio.

Why Google Data Studio Is an Essential Tool for Small Businesses

By Denis Zakharych

Is the amount of business data you are tracking overwhelming? Learn how to easily visualize small business data with Google Data Studio. Read more »

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Do you have a strong relationship with your customers? Learn how to establish a relationship funnel that grows your business long-term.

How to Establish a Relationship Funnel for Long-Term Business Growth

By Grace Lau

Do you have a strong relationship with your customers? Learn how to establish a relationship funnel that grows your business long-term. Read more »

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What kind of content does your audience really want? Learn ways of identifying such that your audience finds relatable, engaging, interesting, and helpful.

How to Identify and Create Content That Resonates With Your Customers

By Roman Shvydun

What kind of content does your audience really want? Learn how to identify what content your audience finds relatable, engaging, and helpful. Read more »

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Learn to leverage Google Analytics to better understand your customers, streamline marketing efforts and make better business decisions.

How To Make Better Business Decisions Using Google Analytics

By Denis Zakharych

Learn to leverage Google Analytics to better understand your customers, streamline marketing efforts and make better business decisions. Read more »

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What is a customer management system and is it right for your business? Learn everything you need to know about CRM and how to choose one.

What is CRM? Customer Relationship Management Explained

By Tim Berry

What is a customer management system and is it right for your business? Learn everything you need to know about CRM and how to choose one. Read more »