Today's Top Stories
Finding Your Perfect Startup Location - There are more options than ever for choosing your startup location. From co-working spaces to working at home, here are some of the possibilities.
Do Animated GIFs Have a Place in Content Marketing? - While animated GIFs can be cheesy and distracting when improperly used, they can also be a powerful part of a visual content strategy.
Marketing: If I Knew Then What I Know Now - I'm a firm believer in learning from my lessons, and there have been plenty in marketing over the past nine years.
What to Do When Your Child Wants to Skip School and Become the Next Mark Zuckerberg - In today's world of high-profile startup acquisitions and overnight Internet millionaires, it's important for parents to instill these five essential building blocks to success in their children.
5 Financial Realities You Don’t Want to Overlook When Starting a Business - In the excitement of becoming self-employed, it's easy to overlook your finances. However, to be successful, you need to make sure you are ready for what comes your way—in both your business and personal life.
5 Tips for Buying Document Management Software - Shopping for enterprise grade document management software can be daunting. However, selecting the right system will improve your business's operational efficiency, increase accuracy, and save you money.
Protecting Your Brand From Intellectual Property Infringement - Registering your intellectual property is the first hurdle to protecting your brand and reputation, and next is catching those seeking to take advantage without permission. Here's how to spot intellectual property infringers.
Small Businesses Speaking Out: How to Be Heard by Policy Makers - It is important for entrepreneurs to communicate their views to federal, state, and local policy makers. The benefits of having a voice with elected officials can enhance your company’s profile—and your bottom line.
8 Social Media Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore - If you ever wonder if Facebook is still cool, and what the next big thing is, you’re not alone. The world of social media is moving at a staggering pace; however, it's vital that you keep on top of the latest trends.
5 Reasons to Hire a Candidate Who Has Worked Abroad - Forward-thinking employers know that job candidates who have spent time working abroad will have developed valuable skills which can be a great asset to companies at home.
How to Train Your Team to Think Strategically - Most people think of strategic thinking as something only people in upper management or company leaders do. While it does start with leadership, strategic thinking is everyone's job.
7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Job Listings - If you want to make your job listing stand out on job boards and attract top talent, read these seven tips on making the most of your job posting.
Trim the Fat From Your Sales Process - Organizations get stuck in tradition and expectations, but conventions might be holding you back. To dramatically speed up sales, you've got to trim the fat from your sales process and start questioning everything.
Powerful Sales Lessons You Can Learn From Politicians - Too many people think that politicians are good for nothing--that’s incorrect. Politicians can teach us some very important lessons about sales.
7 Ways Business Insurance Can Save Your Company - You think that not buying a business insurance policy will save you money? Think again. Here are seven reasons why you can't afford to operate without it.
The Key to Motivating Your Sales Team–and Boosting Sales - Pump up your sales team by creating a shared sense of purpose. Salespeople who sell “with noble purpose” outperform those who are mainly focused on making money, or meeting specific sales targets.
5 Things to Consider Before Bootstrapping Your Business - While bootstrapping may seem like a safe way to start a business, it is not as easy as it sounds. Bootstrapping requires both flexibility and hard work; however, when it's done right, it pays off in a real way.
SBIC Funds: A Hidden Source of Capital - Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) are a great source of capital for growing companies, yet many people don't know about these very attractive sources of funding. Here's what to know.
How to Become an Angel Investor: Tips for Investing in Startups - Many successful entrepreneurs move from starting their own businesses to investing in other companies. If you want to be an angel investor, there are a number of things to consider before you make the leap.
The Five Risks Even Risk-Averse Entrepreneurs Must Take - What are the "scary unknowables" that mark the edge of the cliff where a leap of faith is required? Here are the five encountered by almost every new venture.