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things that kill business growth

6 Things That Can Kill Business Growth

By Lisa Furgison

If you want your business to grow successfully, here are some pitfalls to avoid. Watch out for these six mistakes that can kill business growth. Read more »

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how to save on operating expenses small business

4 Easy Ways Businesses Can Reduce Operating Costs

By Kim Whitley

Want to lower your operating expenses without making drastic changes? Here are 4 easy ways to spend less money within your business. Read more »

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questions loan officers ask seasonal businesses

5 Questions Loan Officers Ask Seasonal Businesses

By Steven Cohen

A loan can help seasonal businesses keep on top of their cash flow, even during offseason—but be sure you can answer these 5 questions before applying. Read more »

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FBA for ecommerce businesses

5 Ways Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Can Increase Your Profits

By Ashley Coblentz

Fulfillment by Amazon can increase your profits as an ecommerce seller—if you do it right. Here are 5 ways using FBA can help you grow your business. Read more »

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the amazon effect

How to Survive “The Amazon Effect” as a Small Ecommerce Business Owner

By Jake Rheude

The desire to have what you want immediately is what the ecommerce industry has coined "The Amazon Effect." Here's how to survive it as a small business. Read more »

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restaurant mistakes

Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes New Restaurant Owners Make

By Mudita Singh

Every new restaurant business owner is bound to make mistakes—and some are more costly than others. Here are 10 restaurant mistakes to avoid in the early days of running your restaurant. Read more »

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innovation small business

7 Ways Small Companies Can Out-Innovate Big Corporations

By JT Ripton

Innovation has the power to drive even the smallest businesses to success, but is it enough to help them take on the biggest corporations? When it comes to innovation, here's how small business can use their size as an advantage. Read more »

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how to write an executive summary video

How to Write an Executive Summary + Video

By Tim Berry

Your executive summary is the doorway to your business plan—after looking it over, your prospective investor is either going to throw your business plan away, or keep reading. Here's how to write an executive summary that sets your business plan apart. Read more »

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grow your business for free

16 Ways Grow Your Business Without Spending Money

By Elizabeth Walker and Ken Burgin

Want to grow your business—without spending a lot of money? Here are 16 free or low-cost growth strategies you can put into place right away. Read more »

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how to find angel investors

How to Land Funding From Angel Investors

By Tim Berry

If you're starting a business with high-growth potential, finding investment may be an important item on your to do list. Here's how to find angel investors. Read more »

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payroll automation

5 Payroll Automation Tips for Small Businesses and Startups

By Alec Sears

Payroll automation can save you time and streamline your operations. Here's how to automate payroll within your business, and what to keep in mind. Read more »

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separating personal and business bank accounts

How to Separate Your Small Business and Personal Finances

By Oliver Browne

If you're starting a business, it's important to separate your business finances and personal finances early on. Here's why, and how to do it. Read more »

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fundraising early stage business

A Guide to Early Fundraising for New Businesses

By Brady Fletcher

Whether you’re a private company looking for funding, or a growth-stage company looking to be listed on a public exchange, early investment is critical. Read more »

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bakery business resources

Resources to Help You Start and Run a Successful Bakery

By Angelique O'Rourke

If you're starting a bakery (or currently running one), it's important to keep up on the industry, stay connected, and continue learning. Here are our top bakery business resources to check out. Read more »

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loss prevention small business

How to Reduce Shrinkage: Loss Prevention for Small Businesses

By Jasmine Glasheen

If you run a retail business, loss prevention is important to consider. These simple steps will stop shrinkage from putting a dent in your bottom line. Read more »

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expand your cannabis business across state lines

How to Expand Your Cannabis Business Across State Lines

By Martin Kaufman

One of the most valuable things you can do for your company in the cannabis industry is expanding into additional states. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most expensive. Here's how to do it. Read more »

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how to open a boutique fitness studio

How to Grow a Successful Boutique Fitness Business

By Eamonn Curley

Specialized, boutique fitness studios are growing in popularity. Here's how to start a boutique fitness business, and what to keep in mind before opening your doors. Read more »

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how to open a hair salon

How to Open a Successful Hair Salon

By Lisa Furgison

Planning to open a hair salon? Here's what you'll need to do to get started—plus tips from two successful salon owners. Read more »

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child take over family business

First Steps to Preparing Your Child to Run the Family Business

By Henry Hutcheson

If you plan for your child to take over the family business, there are several things you should do to prepare them—as well as pitfalls to avoid. Read more »

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How to use a CRM to grow a business

How a CRM Can Help You Transform Your Side Hustle Into a Business

By Alex Haimann

A simple CRM system can cost only a few dollars each month, but it’s an investment that can scale as your side hustle turns into a full-fledged business. Read more »