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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 »

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5 Things You Should Do With Consumer Data

By Manish Dudharejia

It's important to be thoughtful with how you protect customer data, as well as smart about how you use it to improve and grow. Here's what to keep in mind. Read more »

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SaaS resources

18 Resources to Help Grow Your SaaS Startup

By Briana Morgaine

Scaling a SaaS business can be challenging, but finding the information you need to help you learn and grow doesn't have to be. Check out our list of invaluable podcasts, blogs, and resources. Read more »

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how to start a bed and breakfast

How to Start a Bed and Breakfast

By Tony Sekulich

Have you always dreamed of starting a bed and breakfast? Here is the step-by-step information you need on what goes into launching your own B&B business. Read more »

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angel investment

Ask Yourself These 5 Things Before You Seek Angel Investment

By Tim Berry

Not all businesses are good candidates for angel investment. If you're wondering how to get angel investment, ask yourself these 5 questions first. Read more »

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SaaS forecasting

A Complete Guide to Forecasting Sales in a SaaS Business

By Noah Parsons

If your business is building a subscription service, creating a reliable sales forecast is a critical step to understanding how your business will grow. Read more »

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SWOT analysis TOWS analysis

SWOT Analysis Step 5: Developing Actionable Strategies

By Lisa Furgison

Our SWOT challenge was designed to give entrepreneurs a look at their business. Once you have completed your SWOT analysis, here's how to proceed. Read more »

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How to Start a Farm: Your Complete Guide to Success

By Candice Landau

If you're wondering how to start a farm, you've come to the right place. This guide will walk you through every stage of starting a farm, from finding land to financing and beyond. Read more »

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make sense of your financial statements

How to Make Sense of Your Small Business Financial Statements

By Caron Beesley

The profit and loss statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement are some of your most powerful tools for understanding your business's health. Here's how to use them. Read more »

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digital marketing

6 Aspects of Digital Marketing No Entrepreneur Can Afford to Ignore

By Shay Berman

You can't expect to master digital marketing by just using every available tool—you’ll want to develop a more thorough digital marketing strategy and plan. Read more »

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starting a consulting business

Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Become a Consultant (and 15 Insights for Success)

By Elaine Biech

Many businesses turn to consultants because they can’t do everything in-house anymore—so there’s never been a better time to start a consulting business. Read more »

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SWOT analysis threats

SWOT Analysis Challenge Step 4: How to Identify Threats

By Lisa Furgison

Every business owner, no matter what stage, should conduct a SWOT analysis on their business. Here's how to determine your threats, so you can be prepared and reduce risk. Read more »

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SWOT analysis opportunities

SWOT Analysis Step 3: How to Identify Opportunities

By Lisa Furgison

A good entrepreneur is always on the hunt for new opportunities—and one of the best ways to identify opportunities is to complete a SWOT analysis. Read more »

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shipping and fulfillment challenges

How to Solve the Biggest Shipping and Fulfillment Challenges of 2019

By Aaron Chichioco

If you’re an ecommerce retailer, here are some of the shipping and fulfillment challenges you may encounter, and how to handle them. Read more »