4 Pillars to Nailing Your Investor Pitch

Sometimes investment pitches don’t work out because the businesses themselves aren’t as solid as they should be. The reason? They’re missing one of these four pillars needed to win investment.

Uzair Khan |

The Website Services Worth Paying For—From a Scrappy Entrepreneur

When you pay for work to be done well, and right, the first time around, you’ll spend less later. While some things you can DIY, others you cannot. Here's how to choose what to do yourself, and what to outsource to a pro.

Jessica Thiefels |

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Business

Do you know the answers to these three questions? If so, there is an excellent chance that you are ready to start your own business.

James Scott |

4 Startup Funding Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Funding is crucial for improving technology, hiring the right people, and launching a comprehensive marketing strategy to get a foothold in the market. However, sourcing enough money to start your new venture can be difficult. Here's how to overcome four common funding challenges faced by new startup businesses.

Vivek Patel |

7 Ways to Grow Your SaaS Startup Faster

Every startup looks for ways to catapult a business to success. Here are some tips for accelerating growth for SaaS (software as a service) companies.

Liudmila Ganzha |

How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Plan Writing Service

Many entrepreneurs realize that getting the help of a professional business plan writer can take their business concept from daydream to day job. Here's how to get the most out of hiring a professional.

Joseph Ferriolo |

Why I Abandoned My Business—Just Weeks After Making My First Sale

What happens when your new business is losing money? Here are the steps one entrepreneur took to lift the hood on his early-stage venture and turn things around.

Liam Smith |

Why You Can’t Succeed With a “Poor Me” Attitude

The wrong attitude creates indecision and hesitancy, and in the competitive world of business, this gives your rivals the edge. Here's why the "poor me" attitude can hurt your entrepreneurship plans.

Aljaz Fajmut |


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.

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