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Finding a problem that needs solving is often the first step of starting a business—but how will you make money? Here's where your business model comes in.

What Is a Business Model? Business Models Explained

One of the biggest steps in starting a business is determining how will you make money. That's where your business model comes in.


SaaS continues to be the modern gold rush for entrepreneurs, but how can you compete? Read on to learn how to successfully start a SaaS business in 2020.

How to Start a Successful SaaS Company in 2022

SaaS continues to be the modern gold rush for entrepreneurs, but how can you compete? Read on to learn how to successfully start a SaaS business in 2020.


In the restaurant industry, there are a number of tried-and-tested ways to increase your profit margins. Here are 10 tips to increase sales.

10 Tips to Increase Your Restaurant Sales in 2022

In the restaurant industry, there are a number of tried-and-tested ways to increase your profit margins. Here are 10 tips to increase sales.


Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes.

Fundamentals of Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes.


Want to start an online business but aren't sure where to start? Read on for our 5 step process to starting a successful online business.

How to Start an Online Business in 5 Steps

Want to start an online business but aren't sure where to start? Read on for our 5 step process to starting a successful online business.


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

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


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Free Hair and Beauty Salon Sample Business Plan

A hair and beauty salon sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another salon structured their business plan. Download a free business plan example from Bplans.


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11 Resources to Grow Your Event Planning Business

If you've just started an event or wedding planning business, it's important to keep up on the industry and plan for growth. From must-read blogs to unscripted podcasts, here are our essential resources to help you take your company to the next level.


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Symptoms of Common Cash Flow Problems: Identify and Fix Them

Cash flow problems aren’t out of your control—and they’re not unpredictable. Here's how to fix cash flow issues, and prevent them in the first place.


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How to Become a Travel Agent: Starting Your Business

If you love travel and enjoy the planning process, you might consider becoming a travel agent and starting a travel agency.


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How to Survive “The Amazon Effect” as a Small Ecommerce Business Owner

The desire to have what you want immediately is what the ecommerce industry has coined "The Amazon Effect." Here's how to survive it as a small business.


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7 Ways Small Companies Can Out-Innovate Big Corporations

Innovation has the power to drive even the smallest businesses to success, but is it enough to help them take on the biggest corporations? When it comes to innovation, here's how small business can use their size as an advantage.


how to start a bed and breakfast

How to Start a Bed and Breakfast

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.


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How to Open a Business Bank Account

There’s more to opening a business bank account than going to your local branch and filling out an application. Here’s what you should consider.


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5 Things Startups Can Learn From Angel Investors

Angel investors can teach you a lot about what it takes to start a successful business. Whether you're seeking angel investment or just looking to grow a better, stronger business, they're people worth listening to—and here's their best advice for startups.


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Cash Flow 101: What Is Cash Flow?

Not paying attention to your cash flow? Even profitable companies can fail if they don't have a clear understanding of the cash flowing into and out of their businesses. Here are the cash flow basics, and what to watch out for.


how to buy a business

Buying a Business

There are some benefits to buying an existing business if you’re not as interested in starting a business from scratch. The key to buying a business? Doing the right research so that you can be confident that what you see is what you’re going to get.


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How to Set Clear and Actionable Goals for Your Business

Many business owners know what they want, but struggle to hit their business targets. Here's how to set actionable business goals that will help you grow your company successfully.


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This Year’s Best Email Newsletters

With so many obligations, most people don't have the time to sift through article after article to find the best new ideas, tools, and resources on the internet. That's where newsletters shine—they do the work for you. Here are our top picks for the best email newsletters to subscribe to.


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How to Develop a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

The sales and marketing section of the standard business plan includes three parts—the market analysis, the marketing plan, and the sales plan. Keep it short and simple—just big enough to cover your actual business need. Here's how to develop your market analysis for your business plan.


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