Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

Is 2017 the right time to start a business? If you're planning on starting a business this year, here's what the current economic trends indicate.

Kateri Kosta |

How to Write an Executive Summary

Your executive summary is the doorway to your business plan—after looking it over, your prospective investor is either going to throw your business plan away, or keep reading. Here's how to write an executive summary that sets your business plan apart.

Tim Berry |

What Millennial Women Leaders Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is on the rise among millennial women—and here are the key takeaways you can learn from their business success.

Lesley Vos |

How Founders Can Become Better Leaders

You may have a great business idea, but are you ready to be a great leader? Here's how you can improve your leadership skills, and run your startup better.

Kateri Kosta |

Optimism in the Face of Uncertainty: A Look at Small Business in 2017

Is now really a good time to start a business? What is the current landscape for small business owners? We turned to Bank of America for their insights.

Briana Morgaine |

Startup Tax Planning for Better Cash Flow Management

Being unprepared come tax time can create a cash flow crunch. Avoid this by incorporating tax forecasting into your cash flow management strategy.

Capital One |

The Best Way to Handle Customer Complaints

Handling customer complaints can be difficult, especially when you're starting a new business. Here's how to turn the negative into a positive.

Trisha Miller |

Leading Edge or Bleeding Edge: The Make or Break Difference

Creating something innovative? Determine if it's at the leading edge, which is realizable, or at the bleeding edge, which is beyond your capabilities.

Gary Morton |


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.