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5 Online Invoicing Solutions for Business Owners

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

A robust invoicing system is important for every business to have in place. After all, the faster you can invoice your clients the faster your business gets paid and brings in revenue.

How Pink Hair Changed My Business

The Stacey Harris | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
The Stacey Harris

It was also something I didn't think I'd ever be allowed to do. I mean in the last few years fantasy colors have been made a bit more mainstream but most office jobs still frown on anything that's not natural.

Get Exposure for Your Online Startup Using These 5 Resources

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Startups fail all of the time and a horrible service or product isn't always the reason why. Lack of exposure can kill even the best idea -- simply because nobody knows it exists.

Social Media Strategy 101: Know Your Brand, Know Your Audience

Ariel Kramer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Ariel Kramer

If your company has yet to be active on social media it's about time to get out from under your rock and make some changes. The number of platforms offered today to help increase your company's visibility and sales has dramatically increased.

Done Working For The Man? Why You Should Consider Buying A Business Over Starting Your Own

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Buying an existing business that's close to what you want might be more eventually transformed into what you want than if you started from scratch -- and you'd already have cash flow coming from it.

A Simple Formula to Engage Your Team to Reach a Goal

David Finkel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Getting your team to buy into your company goals and culture is no simple feat. Here is an interesting example of how one California service business got its team to step up in a big way.

How to Grow Your Business by Being Resourceful

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

I've been an entrepreneur for about six years. Having built two successful businesses, I implement the idea that being resourceful will have to be the primary method to grow whenever I start a new company.

New Three-Year, $1.8-Million Partnership With MetLife Foundation Will Create Jobs, Transform Lives in China

Vicki Escarra | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Keeping families together is one of many reasons why it's so important to promote businesses in rural China. A thriving business environment reduces poverty and creates jobs in the community so no one if forced to leave home to find work.

How I Use The NeatConnect to Keep My Business Organized

Ramon Nuez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

If I wanted to capitalize on my growing opportunities I needed to get organized. So a friend recommended the NeatConnect. I've heard of the product but never really gave much thought to making digital copies of all my documents.

Using Strategic Expenses to Enhance Your Cash Flow

David Finkel | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
David Finkel

If you're looking to run a lean, efficient business, where are the places you should and should not spend money? Here is a simple distinction that will help you make smarter strategic choices for yourself. The distinction is between "strategic expenses" and "non-strategic expenses."

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Kimanzi Constable

Here are five simple steps to making money from a dream or an idea you have and enjoy. You don't need the gurus to start or grow a business that will free you to make money on your terms.

Launching a Startup Website Without a Developer

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

The initial launch of a startup can be a costly venture, especially if you're planning to hire individual developers and designers to do all the front-end and back-end work for you, but these costs can be minimized -- as I have proved to myself with experience -- to the bare minimum by challenging yourself to learn a few useful tools, and some good web design principles, alongside a well planned out strategy for the future of your startup.

How to Run a Successful Business With Your Significant Other

Angela Ferendo | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Angela Ferendo

Back in 2013, I was working the normal 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. job and was miserable doing it. I always knew I wanted to be my own boss and run my own company someday, but never had the guts to do it until I met my fiance, Steve.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

There's a lot of discussion these days about the entrepreneurial mindset. But what exactly is it? Is an entrepreneur someone who starts a business? Not exactly. Entrepreneurship is less about a job description and more about a state of mind. It's an attitude that shapes how you live and work.

3 Critical Elements for Building a Phenomenal Company Culture

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Although this is my first stab at scaling a company, I'm no stranger to leadership and teamwork. Throughout my lifetime as an athlete, I've been on all types of teams that ranged from less-skilled but fundamentally sound and hard-working, to highly-talented yet dysfunctional and toxic.

Confession From a Strategic Business Coach on Hidden Goals

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

I cut my entrepreneurial teeth on SMART goal setting. I loved it! All my goals were lined up and neatly organized with numbers, letters, and dates. This system of organizing my goals gave me direction, clarification, focus, and a sense of purpose--a reason to get up in the pre-dawn hours and work long past the sun setting behind the horizon...until recently.

4 Tips for the Small Business Traveler Who Wants To Save Money

Clark Howard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Clark Howard

Big businesses tend not to worry too much about travel expenses. But if you're a small business owner, you know every penny counts! Here are some ways you can save money on travel.

15 Signs That Say You Are An Entrepreneur

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Doug A. Sandler

Entrepreneurs. They are not normal by any stretch of the imagination. I am not sure why I am using the word "they" since I proudly consider myself in the "them" category.

10 Successful Entrepreneurs on the Worst Advice They Ever Received

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business

As a new entrepreneur, you will undoubtedly make wrong turns when you start your own business, but it's better to own your mistakes instead of following bad advice that leads you down the wrong path.

How Employment Lawsuits Can Ruin Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Lawsuits are nasty--as discussed by American Express, many lawsuits cost small businesses upwards of $270,000, and it's not unknown for these lawsuits to reach $1 million or more.

Small Business Loans: Options Along the Alternative Financing Spectrum

Gina Harman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Gina Harman

Small businesses, startups, and the self-employed have never had the easiest time getting financing, but most experts agree it became downright difficult following the housing bubble burst of 2007 to 2008.

Advice for New Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Laura Adams | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Laura Adams

"I'm opening up a small business and want to know what financial services, like banking and taxes, you recommend that most people don't consider when starting out. Also, are taxes for companies filed separately from individuals?"

5 Simple Home Office Changes, to Reduce Business Expenses

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Running a business costs money, it's a clear and indisputable reality of being a business owner. As a mom, I am always looking for great ways to save money at home, from ways to save on food, household supplies, clothing, and so much more, it only makes sense that I would apply the same strategies to my business.

The Promising Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The American public's trust in big banks is nearing all-time lows. An increasing number of investors are tired of receiving zero to negligible net returns from their local banks. As a result, a higher percentage of investors are seeking new avenues for efficient and transparent investing.

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

In response to this dark side of gentrification, some Latino community leaders in Los Angeles launched the "gente-fication" movement ("gente" is Spanish for "people," but you already knew that).