Starting a nonprofit is challenging—and when it comes to successfully running a nonprofit, networking is important. Here are 4 tips for nonprofit networking.

Managing a Business

4 Networking Tips for New Nonprofits

Starting a nonprofit is challenging—and when it comes to successfully running a nonprofit, networking is important. Here are 4 tips for nonprofit networking.

By Kevin Xu |

How to Apply for an EIN: Federal Tax ID Number

A federal tax ID number is also known as a federal employer identification number—also called an EIN or FEIN. Here's how to figure out if you need a federal employer identification number, and how to apply for one.

By Angelique O'Rourke |

No Competition? Not Possible!

So, your new business doesn't have any competition? Think again. All businesses have competition—but it might not be what you'd expect. Here's why every business has competition, and why that's actually a good thing.

By Noah Parsons |

Is Your Marketing Plan Aligned With Your Branding Goals?

Make sure branding and marketing align by following the 11 steps below to sync your business branding goals with your actions.

By Lexi Lu |

Is Cash or Accrual Accounting Best for Small Businesses?

Would you rather keep track with records in your books, or just in your head? That, in a nutshell, is the difference between cash-basis and accrual accounting. Here's an overview of cash accounting and accrual accounting, to help you decide which is best for your business.

By Tim Berry |

How to Find an IT Provider for Your Small Business

Hiring an IT support provider often gives you an entire team of experts for less than it would cost to keep a single full-time IT employee on staff. Here's how to find an IT provider for your small business.

By Jon Schram |

Why SWOT Analysis Belongs in Your Business Plan

Why add SWOT analysis into your business plan and the strategic planning process? The SWOT phase was vital to the planning process for Palo Alto Software, and helped the company grow from zero to over $5 million in annual sales. Here's how SWOT analysis helped PAS scale, and how to add SWOT analysis to your planning process.

By Tim Berry |

Valuation: Is Your Small Business as Priceless as You Think?

After spending years building your small business, it can be hard to put a price on it. Your company probably seems priceless to you, but there inevitably will come a time when you must calculate precisely how much your business is worth. Here's how to do it.

By Jim Moran |

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Starting a nonprofit is challenging—and when it comes to successfully running a nonprofit, networking is important. Here are 4 tips for nonprofit networking.