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From ideation to starting your own business, this section provides expert advice and solutions from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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What is a Holacracy? The Holacratic Workplace
By Genia Stevens | March 22, 2024

In a holacratic workplace, there's no traditional leadership hierarchy; team members assume multiple roles. Learn if holacracy is right for your business.

8 Tips to Manage Your Time as a Small Business Owner
By Jennifer Dublino | March 18, 2024

Small business owners are constantly pulled in different directions. Follow these time-management tips to maximize your effectiveness.

10 Scams That Prey on Small Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | March 15, 2024

Scammers often target small and midsize businesses. Beware of these 10 business-related scams, and learn how to avoid cybercriminals and hackers.

7 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs a Branded Email Address
By Sean Peek | March 14, 2024

Don't use personal or generic email addresses for your startup. Learn why you need a branded email address for your business communications.

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In-N-Out Burger President Lynsi Snyder Serves Up ‘Slow-Growth Philosophy’ (Full Q&A)
By Rob Gabriele | February 14, 2024

She took over the company at 27 and “Double-Doubled” its success.

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What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By Max Freedman | February 12, 2024

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand. Learn more about the importance of having a distribution plan for your business.

Discover the Unique Selling Proposition of Your Business
By Shane Barker | February 02, 2024

Without a unique selling proposition, you have nothing that distinguishes your company. Learn how to create an effective USP for your business.

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Would You Make It on ‘Shark Tank’? The Importance of Scalable Business Models
By Jamie Johnson | February 02, 2024

Scalability is a crucial factor in business growth and success. Learn the components of a scalable company and how to scale your business.

Entrepreneurs Love These 13 Tools for Conducting Market Research
By Miranda Fraraccio | February 02, 2024

Here are the best tools for conducting market research.

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Product Failure
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2024

What pitfalls cause most products to fail? Learn about these common traps so you can avoid mistakes and a failed product launch.

Do It for Me: The Next Evolution of the On-Demand Economy
By Jamie Johnson | February 02, 2024

Consumers want convenience, which often means they want someone to do something for them on demand. Learn how to take advantage of the DIFM movement.

5 Ways to Make Your Business’s Computing Eco-Friendly
By Julie Thompson | February 02, 2024

Learn five ways to improve your bottom line and create a more sustainable business environment by using practices such as cloud-based computing.

How Businesses Can Support Other Local Small Businesses
By Jennifer Post | January 30, 2024

You've asked your customers to buy local and you should too. Here's why your local B2B purchases have a positive ripple effect on the SMB community.

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Best Business Podcasts of 2024
By Skye Schooley | January 25, 2024

Podcasts are a great way for business owners and entrepreneurs to get business advice, learn about trends, and find inspiration. Check out our favorites.

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What’s a Healthy Level of Business Debt?
By Matt D’Angelo | January 18, 2024

Healthy business debt is often necessary for growth. Learn how to distinguish good and bad business debt and determine a healthy debt amount to carry.

Is it Better to Buy or Lease a Car for Business?
By Max Freedman | January 11, 2024

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are the pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.

Starting an Advertising Agency
By Sean Peek | January 03, 2024

If you have a background in marketing and communications, an advertising agency could be a smart startup option. Here's what you need to know.

10 Successful Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Run by Women
By Jennifer Dublino | January 03, 2024

Female entrepreneurs own 42 percent of American firms. Check out this list of women-led companies and some great resources for small business owners.

Why Your Small Business Needs an IT Partner
By Mark Fairlie | January 03, 2024

Find the right IT partner and your SMB can take advantage of all current and future business technology, improving service, profit and productivity.

Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | December 21, 2023

Military veterans seeking to transition to entrepreneurial ventures have a wealth of resources at their disposal. Learn how to access resources for vets.

Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Jennifer Dublino | December 13, 2023

Conserving energy can help your business save money, reduce its carbon footprint and help the environment. Learn how your business can save energy.

How to Print Postcards at Home With Word Processing Software
By Max Freedman | December 12, 2023

Creating your own postcards at home is not too difficult. Here is what you need and how to do it.

10 Proven Tips for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Off Strong
By Jennifer Dublino | November 30, 2023

Many people dream of starting their own company, but not all entrepreneurs are successful. Get a good start in your business-owning career with these tips.

7 Pain Points Entrepreneurs Should Expect and Embrace
By Sean Peek | November 30, 2023

As an entrepreneur, you have to roll with the punches. Learn how to deal with these common pain points of running a business.

What Is Private Labeling and How Does It Work?
By Stella Morrison | November 15, 2023

You don’t always need to build your own network to create a supply chain for your product. Here are some of the pros and cons of private labeling.

How to Learn From Your Failures: 4 Valuable Lessons
By Thomas Griffin | November 07, 2023

Failure is inevitable as an entrepreneur, so it’s important to develop a healthy attitude about it. Here are four lessons you can learn from failing.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for Small Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

Learn about the U.N.'s sustainable development goals, including ending poverty and hunger and how small businesses can work toward achieving them.

The Game of Pricing: How the Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

Charm prices end in the number nine. Learn about charm vs. prestige pricing and how your ideal customer should dictate your pricing strategy.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Sean Peek | November 06, 2023

Business has gone increasingly global throughout the past several decades. Understanding international business etiquette is key to your worldwide success.

How to Run a Successful One-Person Business
By Bennett Conlin | November 06, 2023

You can create a successful, long-lasting one-person business, but you must overcome obstacles alone. Learn how to help your one-person business succeed.