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Mission driven nonprofit leadership encourages collaboration amongst your team and helps you avoid the pitfalls of for-profit management. Here's the process for how to encourage a collaborative leadership culture.

How to Build Collaborative Leadership Skills at Your Growing Nonprofit

By Paula Martin

What makes growing a nonprofit possible? Developing a collaborative mission-first culture, starting with leadership. Here's how to empower your team. Read more »

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For a startup, the first few hires can be critical, and can either help your company scale or cause a terrible misstep. Be on the lookout for these qualities to assure every hire only benefits your business.

How to Hire For a Startup: Look For These Qualities

By Daniel Pigg

The first few hires for a startup are critical. Look for these qualities when hiring to single out the very best candidates to help grow your business. Read more »

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Having a video go viral can be a bid deal for any business, but there's no secret recipe for going viral every time. Even so, if you follow these 4 steps when making videos, you'll have a better chance at going viral or at least making effective videos that connect with your customers.

4 Steps to Create a Viral Video

By Hope Horner

Creating a viral video can be a big deal for a brand. While there's no magic formula for going viral, there are steps you can take to make it more likely. Read more »

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How to Unlock Retail Profits with a Smart Inventory Management Process

By Alix Fraser

Without the visibility that a well thought out inventory management process can give you, you could be losing profits. Luckily, you just need a plan. Read more »

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What are the licenses and permits necessary to legally start a small business? Depending on the industry it can be a number common licenses or state and county specific permits. Read on to find out which licenses and permits your business may need and where to find them.

How and Where to Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

By Angelique O'Rourke

It can take multiple business licenses and permits at the local, state, and federal levels to make your business a legal entity. Here's how to find them. Read more »

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Accurate and successful cash flow management is necessary to stay in business. Check out these tips on ways to achieve better cash flow for your business.

Tips for Better Cash Flow for Your Business

By Anna Eschenburg

Solid cash flow management is crucial to business success. If you’re having trouble managing your cash flow, these strategies will help you improve. Read more »

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What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

By Briana Morgaine

A business proposal can often make or break your chances of securing a new client. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what’s the proper format? We're here to help. Read more »

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13 Tips to Open a Successful Coffee Shop

13 Tips to Open a Successful Coffee Shop

By Candice Landau

Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Our complete guide to starting a coffee shop will help you get up and running, and includes advice from successful coffee shop owners. Read more »

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Grow Your Business With the Right Mix of Strategy and Culture

Grow Your Business With the Right Mix of Strategy and Culture

By Colin Ellis

Both culture and strategy are equally important, require equal amounts of time and development, and you should continually invest in them to ensure your business is successful. Read more »

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Cannabis Marketing Without Paid Ads: How to Do it Right

Cannabis Marketing Without Paid Ads: How to Do it Right

By Mike Coleman

Regulation and stigma make cannabis marketing a big challenge. We've got all the tips and tricks you need to boost your cannabusiness (without paid ads). Read more »

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10 Cash Flow Rules to Live By

10 Cash Flow Rules to Live By

By Tim Berry

I learned the hard way, when my own business suddenly took off, that even growth can stifle cash. In my specific case, it was a matter of building physical products for inventory, selling through channels, and waiting to get paid by distributors. Don’t let this happen to you.  Here are my favorite 10 rules for managing cash flow.  Read more »

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How to Increase Clients and Revenue For Your Personal Training Business

How to Increase Clients and Revenue For Your Personal Training Business

By Tyler Read

If you want to run and grow a personal training business, there are a few different proven approaches. For this article, we’ll focus on strategies for businesses that are already up and running.  Read more »

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Showcase Your Values To Attract Ideal Customers

Showcase Your Values To Attract Ideal Customers

By Madeline Pratt

It is an incredible time to be a small business owner. Customers, now more than ever before, truly care about who they buy products and services from, and how those companies align with their values. From the shoes we wear to the dish soap we use, there are endless options for consumers to choose from. Pair that with internet access, and more power than ever before sits in the hands of the buyer. Read more »

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3 Psychology Hacks That Will Elevate Your Business and Attract Customers

3 Psychology Hacks That Will Elevate Your Business and Attract Customers

By Nina Bamberger

Imagine having the power to predict how people think, feel, and act. If you built a customer experience around these expected outcomes, your business would instantly become a booming success.  Read more »

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Cash Flow 101: Building a Cash Flow Statement

Cash Flow 101: Building a Cash Flow Statement

By Anna Eschenburg

To stay on top of your cash flow, you'll need to build a cash flow statement. It's easier than it sounds, and we'll walk you through the process here. Read more »

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How to Land a $5m Investment by Getting Product-Market Fit

How to Land a $5m Investment by Getting Product-Market Fit

By Amir Emadi

You’ll notice I don’t have to tell you about our product for you to understand the impact it has on the world. I don’t have to tell you the inner workings of our technology or that it’s patented. Instead, what you read is how to communicate product-market fit. Read more »

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pitch slide deck

The 11 Slides You Need to Have in Your Pitch Deck [Updated for 2020]

By Noah Parsons

An impressive pitch deck is a key part of your fundraising toolkit. Use this detailed guide to figure out exactly what you need to include in your pitch deck to get the attention of investors. Read more »

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how to write a business plan

How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2020]

By Noah Parsons

Everything you need to know about how to write a business plan, from the executive summary to appendix. Start writing your business plan today. Read more »

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standard business plan outline

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2020]

By Tim Berry

To make the best impression on banks and investors, your plan should be presented using the standard business plan outline format. This guide gives you an outline to follow and explains what each section should entail. Read more »

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How Starting a Podcast Can Benefit Small Businesses

How Starting a Podcast Can Benefit Small Businesses

By Drew Gula

It’s clear that podcasting is here to stay. And as someone looking to start and grow a company, you can use a podcast to establish your brand, make important connections, and grow your audience. Read more »