Episode 14: Be Your Own Boss, Restaurant Owners, and Friendliest Cities for Businesses | The Bcast

Peter and Jonathan discuss the pros and cons of being your own boss, interview Eric Cacciatore (creator of the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast) about what he's learned from other restaurant owners, and examine Thumbtack's list of the 10 friendliest cities for small business.

Nathan Stevens |

Practical Market Research Resources for Entrepreneurs

Are you starting a business? One of the first things you'll need to do is market research. Here are a few top resources to get you going.

Noah Parsons |

3 Tools That Will Turn You into a Designer

You'll still have to hire the big-gun designers for major initiatives (totally worth it), but you can get far with these simple design tools on your own.

Sara Conte |

How to Protect Your Baby—Your Business Idea!

An unprotected business plan, which is the first expression of your business’s IP and trade secrets, is an open invitation for theft by competitors.

Jubin Shabtai |

Strategies to Lower Your Supply Chain Costs

As a new startup, you’re likely well aware of how inventory costs money and how those costs can quickly add up the longer you go without orders. However, did you also know that it costs your company money when you encounter zero inventory counts? In fact, in many cases, the costs of not having products...

Andrew Armstrong |

What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

A business proposal can often make or break your chances of securing a new client. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what’s the proper format? We're here to help.

Briana Morgaine |

Episode 13: How to Solve Problems in Your Business, Human Resources, and #Zappos | The Bcast

In this episode, Peter and Jonathan discuss Kaizen, Kanban, and Scrum methodology and how they can be applied to small businesses. They also chat about recent changes at Zappos, and the CFO of Palo Alto Software Trevor Betenson talks about human resources and conflict resolution.

Nathan Stevens |

Episode 12: How to Define Your Target Market, Guest Eric Siu, and the #MinimumWage | The Bcast

Peter and Jonathan discuss how to define your target market, competitive analysis with Eric Siu (The Growth Everywhere podcast), and whether or not the federal minimum wage should be increased.

Jonathan Michael |

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.