starting

4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Shop

by Lisa Furgison

Thinking about starting an Etsy business? Here's why one entrepreneur's first Etsy business failed, and what she changed to make it a success. Read more »

managing

5 Things My Daughter Taught Me as a Freelancer

by Luisa Brenton

Having a small child and working an office job can be hectic, but there are other options. Here's how you can manage working at home while being a parent. Read more »

funding
shark tank

The Real Reason You Should Audition for Shark Tank

by Amethyst Tagney

The chances of making it on Shark Tank are slim indeed. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky few to make it on the show and land a deal, but the true benefits lie the process of preparing to audition. Read more »

starting

How to Start an Online Business in 4 Steps

by Briana Morgaine

We’ve come a long way since Amazon sold its first book online in 1995. If you’ve been wondering how to start an online business, here's how you can pick which business model is right for you and how to get started. Read more »

funding

Forecasting Models: What You Need to Know

by Tim Berry

Forecasting should be a regular part of your process—not something you do once, or once a year. But how do you know if your forecast is reliable? Read more »

managing
PEO

6 Reasons Your Small Business Should Use a Professional Employer Organization

by Elizabeth Ballou

Managing employees can be overwhelming for new business owners. Partnering with a professional employer organization, or PEO, can help you when it comes to providing benefits and human resources help. Read more »

starting
how to build a boss brand

How to Build a Boss Brand [Part I]

by Katrina Julia

Want to fast track your business success? Here's how Katrina Julia combined all she learned into a smart approach to helping businesses start and grow. Read more »

managing
unproductivity

The Benefits of Being Unproductive

by Matthew Hughes

Doing less in order to be more productive might initially appear to be a contradiction—but there's a difference between being busy and being productive. Read more »

starting
start a writing business 2018

Should You Launch a Writing Business in 2018?

by Samantha Engman

Starting your own writing business is easier than ever, but making it work as a full-time gig is still challenging. Here's how to start a writing business in 2018. Read more »

starting
entrepreneur quiz

Entrepreneur Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed?

by Jonathan Michael

How do you know if you're ready to become an entrepreneur? Starting your own business is a big step, and it's important to make sure you've got the necessary drive, experience, and support network. Take our entrepreneur quiz to find out! Read more »

starting
how to form an LLC

How to Form an LLC

by Brette Sember

An LLC can offer small business owners the best of both worlds. Here's the rundown on how to form an LLC, or limited liability company. Read more »

planning
ecommerce store business plan

How to Map Out an Ecommerce Business Plan in 1 Hour

by Victoria Greene

Every successful ecommerce business needs to begin with a plan. But what exactly this plan look like? Here's how to write a great ecommerce business plan that covers everything you need to get started—in under an hour. Read more »

managing
growing a coffee shop business

5 Impactful Ways to Grow Your Coffee Business This Year

by Bruce Hakutizwi

There are a number of ways that boutique and independent coffee shops can become financially sustainable and deliver a satisfactory return on investment, with the right tools in place. Here are some tips to help your coffee business grow. Read more »

managing
sales and marketing plan

Crafting a Practical Sales Plan for Your Growing Business

by James Cummings

What are the best strategies for a working sales plan? Why do they matter and what are the steps to organize one? Here's how to create one. Read more »

starting
Starting a business in 2018

Starting Your Own Business in 2018? 3 Questions to Ask First

by Jessica Thiefels

While starting your own business has its advantages, it also has its fair share of challenges. Here's what to ask yourself before you take the plunge. Read more »

managing
video content strategy 2018

The Small Business Guide to Creative Video Strategy in 2018

by Pratik Dholakiya

The strategies and content that worked for you last year may soon be outdated. When it comes to creating content, video is playing an increasingly important role. Here's how to integrate it into your marketing strategy. Read more »

starting

How to Start a Small Web Design Firm

by Callum Mundine

Transitioning from working full-time for someone else to freelancing has its perks. If you're a web designer, here's how to start working for yourself and set up your own web design firm. Read more »

starting
set clear and actionable goals for your business

How to Set Clear and Actionable Goals for Your Business

by Jennifer Quinn

Many business owners know what they want, but struggle to hit their business targets. Here's how to set actionable goals and grow your business. Read more »

starting
house cleaning business

How to Write a Cleaning Service Marketing Plan

by Kristina Oates

Many businesses rely on word-of-mouth referrals for new leads—but for a cleaning service business, marketing will take a little more work. Here's how to write a marketing plan for your cleaning business. Read more »

managing
stacks of hats; outsourcing work concept

How Many Hats Should You Wear? When to Outsource As an Entrepreneur

by Andrew Deen

There are a lot of different tasks that entrepreneurs need to attend to when building a business, particularly at the beginning. Is it time to outsource some of your work? Read more »