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10 Things Your eCommerce Business Needs to Thrive

Whether you’re still in the planning stages of starting an ecommerce business, or want to evaluate why sales are slowing, here are 10 things to consider.

Ronak Meghani |

Symptoms of Common Cash Flow Problems: Identify and Fix Them

Cash flow problems aren’t out of your control—and they’re not unpredictable. Here's how to fix cash flow issues, and prevent them in the first place.

Anna Eschenburg |

8 Ways to Get More Customers and Grow Your Business

Growing your customer base is essential for business success—but it's also easier said than done. How do you get more customers for your business?

Briana Morgaine |

How to Write About Sourcing and Fulfillment in Your Business Plan

The sourcing and fulfillment section of your business plan explains how you build that product. Here's why this section matters, and how to write it.

Tim Berry |

How to Become a Travel Agent: Starting Your Business

If you love travel and enjoy the planning process, you might consider becoming a travel agent and starting a travel agency.

Briana Morgaine |

3 Good Reasons Why Nonprofits Need Better Budgets

Budgets are an important tool for nonprofits—both from a legal standpoint, and to keep investors and donors engaged and happy. Here's how to improve the budgeting process within your nonprofit.

Sabrina Parsons |

7 Key Insights You Can Get From Analyzing Your Financial Statements

While going through your financial statements each month may seem like a formality, it can help you get a much better understanding of your business and show you what you need to do to grow.

Vinnie Fisher |

8 Visual Search Optimization Tips for Your Business Website

If you’re not optimizing your website for visual search, you’ll be left behind as the trend continues on an upward swing. Here's how to do it.

Hope Horner |


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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