Business Advice Podcasts: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Tune In

Every so often, a new innovation in shareable media changes the game. The latest member of this elite media club? The humble podcast.

Russell Smith |

How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

Private equity can be the infusion of cash you need to get your startup off the ground—but you run the risk of losing control of your business. Here's how to prevent this from happening.

Rich McIver |

How to Start a Successful Restaurant

Thinking about starting your own restaurant? We asked successful restaurant owners to offer their tips for starting and running a restaurant.

Lisa Furgison |

Is Passion Enough to Make Your Business Succeed?

How important is passion to the success of your small business? Not only that, in what ways does passion contribute to your success overall?

Eyal Lifshtiz |

Learn From Amazon: How to Tap Into Underserved Markets

The ways consumers are buying products is changing, and Amazon has managed to tap into underserved markets. Can your business do the same?

Robbie Kellman Baxter |

Should I Open a Franchise or Start a Business?

Many wonder: Should I open a franchise or start a business? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here's what to consider before taking next steps.

Kenneth Burke |

How to Create an Elevator Speech (With Examples)

A great elevator speech can spark interest in your business and hopefully lead to a deeper conversation—and maybe even a partnership or funding opportunity.

Noah Parsons |

Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

Female founders have a hard time securing venture capital. Is the landscape improving—and why is VC funding so hard for women to get in the first place?

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.