12 Successful, Happy Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Habits

What daily habits do entrepreneurs believe contribute to their success? Here are their can’t-skip routines—and stealing one or two for your own use is highly encouraged.

Briana Morgaine |

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

If you're seeking funding for your restaurant, you'll need a formal business plan. However, if it's your first time writing a restaurant business plan, it's easy to make mistakes—so here are the pitfalls to avoid.

AJ Beltis |

Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

A growth forecast works for investors when it’s built on realistic assumptions, laid out transparently. The problem? Most forecasts are unrealistic, overly optimistic, and built without real basis. Here's how to fix that.

Tim Berry |

Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

As we settle into a new year, it's natural to look forward. With that in mind, here are the upcoming technology trends that will impact entrepreneurship and small business.

JT Ripton |

Serving Up Savings: Tax Tips for Food Truck Owners

While the bar to entry for starting a food truck business is fairly low, there are lots of federal, state, and local tax rules that apply. Here's how to navigate your tax obligations—and save your hard-earned cash.

Brendon Pack |

Marketing Sweat Equity: Getting Your Startup’s First Sales—Without Spending Money on Consultants and PR

As a startup founder, you're probably looking for ways to cut costs wherever possible. Fortunately, sweat equity can help make up for a trim marketing budget.

M Rafiq |

5 Mistakes I Made When Starting My Business (So You Don’t Have To)

The mistakes you make while starting your business can be both annoying and costly. Learn what pitfalls to avoid from one successful entrepreneur who has been there before.

Jordan Fried |

This Is How to Optimize Your Business Blog: 14 Powerful WordPress Plugins

You might be considering starting a blog as part of your content marketing strategy—or maybe you already have one. These must-use WordPress plugins will help you get the most out of your blogging efforts.

Robert Mening |


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Business Plan Template Download

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Tim Berry's Guide to Starting a Business

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The Art of Pitching for Funding eBook

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Free SWOT Analysis Template

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"Start, Run & Grow Your Business" ebook

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