How to Define Your Target Market

What’s my target market? What should it be? How would I know? Here’s a list of five things that will help you figure it out.

Tim Berry |

From Food Cart to Award-Winning Restaurant: A Secret to Success Story

One entrepreneurial couple's story of going from food cart owners to opening an award-winning brewery. Want to open a restaurant or a food cart? Read on.

Anthony St. Clair |

How One Creative Freelancer Like You Almost Didn’t Get Paid

Have you poured time and resources into a creative project and not been paid? Are you worried it could happen? If you're a freelancer, this is a must-read.

Ann Rea |

Your Small Business News Roundup 8.28.15

Bringing you the latest news on small business and more—this week we’re covering 3D printing, millennials at work, and what you need to know about Black Monday.


How to Keep Discounts from Killing Your Business [PART 3]

In this article, we'll take a look at what anti-spam legislation applies to your small business, so that you can market without spamming. We'll go into detail on the various anti-spam legislation that exists, so that you can make sure your business is complying with regulations.

Leah Hamilton |

A Simple Recipe for Startup Marketing Strategy

Marketing for your startup will be a bit different than marketing for an existing business. How can you market your startup more effectively? An effective startup marketing strategy starts with sharp target market focus, then adds in specific identity and business offering, plus regular learning.

Tim Berry |

How to Build a Brand in 5 Days

You've validated your business idea, you've done your market research, and hopefully you've registered your business name. Now it's time for a bit of fun. It's time to build your brand!

Candice Landau |

Start Here If You’ve Never Searched for a Loan Online

If you’ve never searched for a loan online, you probably have no idea where to start. What should you consider? What do you information do you need in order to apply? What questions can you ask yourself to prepare?

Meredith Wood |


Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Template Download

Stuck looking at a blank page? Get to know the general layout of a standard business plan with this free template.

One-Page Business Pitch Template

Validate a new business idea, or quickly develop your business strategy by starting with a one-page pitch. Do this before you plan!

Tim Berry's Guide to Starting a Business

Expert guidance on starting a business from business planning authority Tim Berry.

The Art of Pitching for Funding ebook

Need Cash? Pitching expert, Caroline Cummings, shares pitch techniques, secrets and tools in this easy-to-read guide.

Free SWOT Analysis Template

Develop smart strategies to grow your business by conducting a simple SWOT Analysis. Start with this one-page template.

"Start, Run & Grow Your Business" ebook

Tips and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their company to the next level.