If your business is growing and you've made a ton of sales, it might look on paper like everything is great. But until those customers pay their invoices, you can’t use that revenue to pay your own bills. But what can you do to encourage your customers to pay faster? Start with these six simple tricks.

Managing a Business

6 Simple Tricks to Avoid Late Paying Customers

If your business is growing and you've made a ton of sales, it might look on paper like everything is great. But until those customers pay their invoices, you can’t use that revenue to pay your own bills. But what can you do to encourage your customers to pay faster? Start with these six simple tricks.

By Meredith Wood |

Resilience: The Antidote to Burnout for Entrepreneurs

You finally started your own business. Don’t let burnout snatch it away from you! Passion will get you far, but it does not prevent burnout. Here's how burnout can creep up on entrepreneurs, and 5 tactics to help you prevent it.

By Beth Kennedy |

Want to Start a Business? Hone Your Sales Skills

If you really want to succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to start learning the ins and outs of business. An important place to start is by building your sales skills. Here are the top sales skills you need as an entrepreneur.

By Mike Monroe |

Free Invoice Templates to Help You Get Paid Faster

Whether you’re a freelancer or running your own small business or startup, you’ve got to get paid—preferably on time. A simple, professional invoice can make all the difference. Here are some free invoice templates you can use to easily create your own invoices.

By Angelique O'Rourke |

How a Buyer (or User) Persona Can Improve Your Business

A buyer or user persona is a fictional character that represents a business’s customers or potential customers, based on what you know about their demographics, behaviors, and what motivates them. Here's why you need a buyer or user persona, and how to create one.

By Noah Parsons |

6 Ways to Profit From Your Patent

Filing for a patent isn’t cheap, so it makes sense that if you went to the trouble of protecting your idea, the next step is to figure out how to profit from it. The value of your invention is completely in your hands. Here are six ways to make money from your patents.

By Kanika Sharma |

4 Quotes From Successful Small Business Founders

Are you ready to start your business this year? Sometimes it can help to hear from small business founders who were able to breathe life into their business idea and make it go.

By Kateri Kosta |

11 Effective Offline Marketing Ideas for Startups in 2019

Digital marketing isn't the only type of marketing you should be paying attention to. If you haven’t been putting much effort into your offline marketing tactics, here are some tips and strategies to consider.

By James Javier |

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If your business is growing and you've made a ton of sales, it might look on paper like everything is great. But until those customers pay their invoices, you can’t use that revenue to pay your own bills. But what can you do to encourage your customers to pay faster? Start with these six simple tricks.