Small Business Opportunities: What Are the Industries of the Future?

If you haven't settled on a business idea yet, what about starting a business in an industry that will be in demand in the future? Here's how to find a small business opportunity that's right for you.

Candice Landau |

How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear

If you follow these tips, even if you’re not comfortable being in public, and if meeting new people is your biggest fear, there’s still a chance for you.

Sarah Williams |

How to Open Your Own Online Boutique

Here is our guide to starting your own online boutique; we’ll cover everything from business plan resources to using brand ambassadors to help you build a social media following.

Briana Morgaine |

Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make on Day 1

The decisions you make on day one of your business have a ripple effect that can impact your business for years to come.

Mark Daoust |

Is the Loan Broker You’re Dealing with a Scammer?

In your quest for the perfect broker, how can you make sure the one you choose will put the interests of you and your business ahead of their own?

Meredith Wood |

Highlighting Risks in Your Business Plan Will Help You Get Funding

Be upfront. By dismissing the risks in your business, you actually make the job of a lender or investor that much more difficult.

Tallat Mahmood |

Don’t Know What Business to Start? Here Are 30 Great Ideas

When choosing a business idea, looking at the booming industries year by year can be tempting, but it’s also a good idea to look to your strengths.

Briana Morgaine |

What Is Unemployment Insurance?

Do you know your company unemployment insurance tax rate? It’s different for each business, and it changes every year.

Susan Mravca |


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.