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101 Shark Tank Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask

Use these Shark Tank questions to grow your business even if you aren’t looking for investors Shark Tank combines reality show drama with one of my favorite topics, venture capital investing. It’s been a hit since launching in 2009 but is much more than just good entertainment. I spent years as a venture capital analyst, […]

51 Small Business Quotes for Every Situation

These small business quotes will not only inspire but will teach you how to grow your business We look to famous business quotes for inspiration and motivation, but they can also be great tools for learning. Being successful in business is about constant improvement, setting new goals and learning from the process. I read at […]

How to Make a Business Plan and Bonus Free Business Plan Samples

Use this guide on how to make a business plan and free business plan examples to get your business idea started and ready for funding Whether you already have a business or just an idea, a business plan is essential. Even if you’re not considering raising money for your business, a plan will help you […]

Easy Accounting for Small Business Owners

Accounting for small businesses can be easy if you start with the basics and keep consistent records If you’ve intentionally clicked through to an article about accounting, you’re a brave soul indeed and I salute you. Not too many people get excited about accounting but it can be one of the best changes you make […]

How to Start a Franchise Business Without Going Bust

Starting a franchise business can be easier than starting from scratch but there are a lot of franchise risks you’ll need to avoid There are more than 3,000 franchise companies in the United States, each looking for hungry entrepreneurs to drive their brand. As an investment analyst, I’ve covered franchise businesses like McDonald’s and KFC […]

5 Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Finding a business mentor can be crucial to jump-starting your new biz with experience and motivational support I highlighted last week the top reasons why new businesses fail and some tips for making your dreams a success. Right there at the top of the list was lack of experience. The easy answer is to work […]