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How to Steer Clear of ‘Demon Donors’ When Running a Nonprofit

As a nonprofit, donations and partnerships are a necessity. But there are times when you need to look more critically at a gift. Here's how.


How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Successful Business

If your hobby is your true love, then why not consider making it your career too? Here are 10 steps to turn your hobby into a successful business.


How to Bring Customers Back to Your Restaurant Post-Pandemic

As a restaurant owner reopening your business, bringing back dine-in customers is likely a struggle. But it’s not impossible, just try these 10 tips.


Can You Get a Business Loan With Bad Credit?

The first thing you should know is that even if you are certain that your credit is poor, it is still possible to get a business loan. Here's how.


8 Alternative Funding Options for Small Businesses

If you’re a small business, a high-tech startup, or a growing company, there is a funding option for you. Read on to see what alternatives are available.


How to Manage Cash Flow With an Accurate Cash Flow Forecast

Managing cash flow requires an accurate forecast you update based on actual conditions. Learn to create a dynamic forecast to manage your business better.


How to Successfully Pitch Your Business Idea to Investors

Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to investors—and here's a pitch format that will help you secure funding.


How to Improve eCommerce Conversions for Your Business

For eCommerce sites and online businesses, getting customers to purchase is an ongoing task. To help you maximize conversions try these 15 proven methods.


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