What Traits Should You Look for in Your Startup’s First Employees?

When you hire for your startup, you aren’t just bringing on an employee—you’re bringing on a partner, coworker, and a piece of the foundation on which you're building your business. Here's how to get it right.

Andrew Deen |

Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

With the rising popularity of food trucks comes a hard choice for would-be food service entrepreneurs: Is it better to start a restaurant, or a food truck? Here are the considerations for each.

Adrian Cordiner |

How to Get 70 Percent of Your Invoices Paid Instantly

Nothing is more inconvenient to small businesses than clients who pay late. However, once you know the most common reasons for late payment, you can strategize. Here's how to get your invoices paid immediately.

Marija Odineca |

5 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Better Work Focus

With access to an endless supply of information at our fingertips comes the difficulty of maintaining focus—especially at work. Here's how to get back on track, and avoid derailment in the first place.

Paul Peters |

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy

Does your business have a mobile marketing strategy? If not, you run the risk of falling behind. Here's how to design a mobile strategy for your business.

Rachel Jones |

Using Invoice Factoring to Safeguard Your Cash Flow

If you have clients or customers who take forever to pay, this can cause cash flow problems for your business. Fortunately, solutions like invoice and spot factoring can act as a safeguard, to help protect your cash flow against future disasters.

Rachael Grinnell |

11 Tips for Creating a Long-Term Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is a management tool that guides your business to better performance and long-term success—and it's not as intimidating or difficult as it sounds.

Jodie Shaw |

Potential Pain Points When Starting a Small Business

Owning your own small business can be hugely rewarding, but there are inherent challenges that you'll have to face. Here's how to navigate them successfully.

Jackson Cooper |


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.