Should You Offer Equity Compensation to Employees?

If you’re giving a large percentage of your company to someone (and yes, two percent is large), you’re entering into a contract that’s a lot like marriage.

Candice Landau |

Moving Your Startup into Its First Office

Regardless of the type of business you operate, there are a handful of universally relevant tips for moving your startup into its first office.

Scott Huntington |

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 |

Here’s How to Protect Your Business Plan

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 |

Business Proposal 101: How to Format Your Business Proposal

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 |

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.