Resources to Help You Start a Successful Real Estate Agency

Do you know where to go to learn more about the real estate industry? We know it’s difficult to set aside the time to find the most valuable resources, so we’ve collated the sites, tools, and blogs that come highly recommended by agents and brokers alike.

Candice Landau |

6 Clever Strategies to Grow Your Real Estate Business

Are you looking to grow your real estate business? From becoming a broker to flipping houses, you're sure to find a strategy that will help take your real estate business to new heights.

Candice Landau |

Choosing Essential Equipment for Your Small Farm Business

With mechanization representing 25 percent of operating costs on a farm, choosing the appropriate agricultural equipment is a key factor for successful farming. A profitable business simply cannot function without machinery! Here's a primer on farm equipment.

Charles Spencer |

How to Use the Competitive Matrix to Explain Your Position in the Market

Take the time to create a competitive matrix and you'll reap the rewards. It will help you figure out strategy, your positioning in the market, and it's a great, visual mainstay for pitch presenations—investors love it! Here's how to use it.

Tim Berry |

12 Resources to Help You Start and Grow Your Travel Business

If you’re starting a travel business, you might be a little overwhelmed. After all, the travel and tourism industry is vast, spanning everything from luxury hotels to transport services, and plenty of industries in between. To help you sort through the clutter, we've compiled a list of 12 great resources—enjoy!

Briana Morgaine |

7 Revenue-Boosting Strategies for Your Travel Business

To help your travel business stand out and bring in more revenue, here are seven research-driven, data-backed strategies you can implement today—or plan for once you’ve got your business up and running.

Briana Morgaine |

6 Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Business Plan Writer

Because a business plan is not a one-time task—it’s an ongoing practice—it's best to write and maintain your business plan in-house. However, if you'd still like to outsource the writing, here's how to do it and avoid the mistakes others make.

Tim Berry |

How Photographer Joshua Rainey Broke Into the Wedding Photography Business

Over the last decade, Joshua and Rachel Rainey have joined the list of Oregon’s premier wedding photographers. We asked Joshua to share five lessons he has learned over the years about what it takes to reach a level of success in a highly competitive market.

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.