Business Plan

Startup Going Under? 4 Steps Your Business Should Take to Keep from Drowning

Starting a new business can be incredibly stressful, and financial challenges are common. You may struggle to get recognition from your target audience in a crowded marketplace or to differentiate your business from the competition. Perhaps you are having trouble getting new leads or closing the deal when you do get new leads. You have likely spent a considerable amount of … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips for Starting a Small Business

Coming up with a business idea and dedicating your life to it is an exciting yet terrifying transition in one’s life. To make things even harder, the process of starting your own business is never easy – there are so many things you need to worry about and, honestly, odds of succeeding are rarely in your favor. Namely, statistics show that 90% percent of startups fail, meaning … [Read more...]

How to Start an Online Business on a Tight Budget

Starting a business from scratch with an unforgiving budget is a reality that many entrepreneurs face. It’s not easy – in fact, sometimes it feels almost impossible. When budgets are tight, an entrepreneur is tested to the max and must hustle to make ends meet. Here are some things that you can do to help you along your online startup journey. Forecast Well and Plan … [Read more...]

How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Tips I Wish Others Had Told Me

There is nothing like starting a successful business. You have complete control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction. The problem is, now you have complete and independent control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction! I got what I hoped for, and it’s completely exhausting. It is a fantastic position to be in and I wouldn’t trade it for … [Read more...]

How to Start a Small Business Right Out of College

You’ve heard the horror stories about recent college graduates. There is an unprecedented amount of student loan debt and despite an improving economy, 10.5 percent of recent grads are unemployed (as compared with 8.4 percent in 2007). As the Economic Policy Institute put it in a May 2015 article, college graduates have been “idled” by the economy. Here is a quote from the … [Read more...]

Why You Should Put Your Small Business Goals in Writing

I am a pretty fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of business person. While I have some general idea of which way I want to go professionally and I continue to take steps to get there, I largely follow the flow of what feels right at the moment. For instance, when I first went into writing, I thought I wanted to write about health, fitness, and personal development. However, … [Read more...]