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Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:24:56 +0000

 



How to Make Money Online (Without Spending a...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Making money online used to be difficult. However, in today's digital age, with the right business idea and enough skills, it's never been easier.



10 Totally Legit Businesses You Can Start for...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Whether you're starting a side business while still employed elsewhere, a student or homemaker looking for extra income, or unemployed and trying to figure out what to do, there are plenty of opportunities for you to start up a side business inexpensively. It's unlikely any of these will make you a living in the first few months, but they all have the potential to grow into full-time careers. We'll take a look at 10 such opportunities and, most importantly, tell you what to do with the $20!



5 Ways You Can Actually Make Money From Home

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

From affiliate marketing to information products to blogging, here are a number of ideas on making money online from home.



How to Make Serious Money with an Amazon...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Here's the hype-free way to really make money with an Amazon associate site. And it'll only take a day to make the site. The secret? Read on.



The Psychology of Making Your Customers Want You

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Let's examine the psychology behind getting your customers and clients to want you. There's an art and science to selling yourself and your business.



15 Real Businesses You Can Start While Keeping...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Starting a side business while keeping your day job can be incredibly rewarding. Here are 15 of the best businesses you can start while working.



8 Surprising Traits of the World's Most...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you can learn how to master these 8 traits in business, you're well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur.



Breakeven Analysis: What You Should Know

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you can accurately forecast your costs and sales, conducting a breakeven analysis is a matter of simple math.



Why You Must Question Key Assumptions in Your...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Question key assumptions and ask yourself the tough questions when writing your business plan, to make sure you're creating a company that'll succeed.



7 Words You Need to Eliminate if You Want to Be...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, start by eliminating these words and phrases that'll cause you more harm than good.



The New Business Owner's Guide to Pricing...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

One of the most difficult, yet important, issues an entrepreneur must decide is how much to charge for his product or service. Here are some methods. Page 2.



The 4 Most Difficult Stages of Becoming an...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

When starting a business, it's important to acknowledge and embrace the 4 mental stages every entrepreneur must go through, before making it.



10 Guaranteed Ways to Charge More as a Freelancer

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Whether you're just getting started as a freelancer, or you're ready to increase your rates, here are my ten top ways to charge more as a freelancer.



How to Create a Great Name for Your Business

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

A great business name is the beginning of a great brand. Here's a quick how-to on creating one and making sure it's not already used.



Before You Apply for a Business Loan

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

A bank or government agency (such as the U.S. Small Business Administration) are two common sources of funding for your startup venture.



Steve Jobs and How Embracing Failure Saved Apple

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

How Steve Jobs turned his initial failure leading Apple, into propelling the company into becoming one of the world's most powerful businesses.



How to Write a Business Plan: From Concept to...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Learn how to write the most critical elements of a business plan. From concept to value proposition, you need to focus on benefits for your customer.



12 Low Cost Business Ideas You Can Launch This...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Launching a business on a budget isn't easy. Get started with these 12 low cost business ideas you can start quickly and affordably.



4 Questions Before You Launch That Start-Up

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

We'd all love to have a few million to start our business, but the reality is that for most entrepreneurs, you have to prove your concept first.



Got \$100? 4 Businesses You Can Start Today

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Ideas for low-cost businesses you can start quickly.



The Beginner's Guide to Joint Venturing

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Depending on what you want from your business and how fast you want to get there, joining forces to create a more powerful presence in your market may be an attractive option. Joint ventures can help you grow the amount of business you do and the size of the projects you take on without growing the actual size of your business.



Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

How to make money online by building a successful affiliate marketing business, including tips on choosing products and building an audience.



17 Things to Consider When Choosing a Business...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

When choosing the location for your business, you must consider whether your location is important to your customers, employees, and even investors



Easy Steps to Starting an LLC

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Setting up an LLC is a relatively simple, quick process. It's become the most popular legal structure for small businesses wishing to incorporate.



What Is Doing Business As (DBA) a Fictitious...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

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Equity Financing - Is It Right for Your Small...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

With equity financing, instead of spending cash on loan repayments, you can use the infusion from equity investors to grow your business.



4 (Silly) Reasons People Fail to Follow Up

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

You can easily differentiate yourself from your competition by making the effort to follow up with your prospects and customers. Be proactive.



Can You Afford to Start a Business?

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Whether you've already secured funding or trying to figure out what it will take to get started, an accurate estimate of costs is necessary to predict financial performance.



5 Life-Changing Decisions Successful Entreprene...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Before you can expect to become a success in the world of business, you must first win the mental battle and make these key mindset changes early on.



Sole Proprietorship Vs. LLC Vs. Corporation

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

What business structure makes sense for you: sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation or something else? Start here with some definition.



The Pros and Cons of Debt Financing

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Debt is borrowing money from an outside source with the promise to return the principal, in addition to an agreed-upon level of interest.



The 26 Best Websites to Learn Incredibly Useful...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Check out these must-use websites that'll give you access to learning profitable new skills, talents, and abilities this year.



What All Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Women...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Among tracks including starting a business, growing a business, fundraising and networking, the Women's Entrepreneurship Festival offered lessons to entrepreneurs.



How to Land Your First Consulting Client

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Professional consultants are among the highest paid workers, earning more than many doctors and lawyers. This is how to get consulting clients.



How (and Why) to Tell Your Company's Story

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

The business plan background, which follows the executive summary, should detail your company's history, tell who you are, and why you're qualified.



Getting Started With Marketing

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Marketing is important for your business. Here are a few tips on getting started with email marketing, social media and more.



Want to Work Less and Make More? Discover the...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Do you want to continue working 50, 70, 100 hours a week the rest of your life? Good! Neither do I. Do you want to be able to take time off whenever you want to, without worrying about what's going to happen to your business? So do I! In order to do that, you're going to have to start creating income streams that do not require your direct involvement. Passive income will allow you to earn more and work less.



Keeping Up With Technology: Four Steps and...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

To compete in today's business world, understand the technology you have, keep abreast of new technology and understand how it may help you.



Why Every Business Plan Needs an Exit Strategy

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

It may seem odd to develop a strategy this soon to leave your business, but potential investors will want to know your long-term plans.



7 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Increasing numbers of people are coming to realize that corporate America has changed. If you are among them, here are seven key steps to starting your own business.



6 Best Sites for Unbiased Feedback on Your...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Never start a business without validating your business idea. I recommend using these best sites for unbiased feedback on your business idea today.



Want to Be a Sole Proprietor? Here's What It...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Being a sole proprietor is the easiest way to get started, but there's still more to it than just getting business cards and sticking up a web page.



5 Steps to Naming Your Business

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Worrying about lawsuits, bad press, SEO, even whether or not the Instagram handle is available -- just a few of the things you need to worry about when naming your business.



Do These 5 Things Before Starting a Website

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Never start a new website or online business without first validating that there will be an active audience to engage with your content and products.



12 Best Online Courses for Starting a Business

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Learn how to start your business quickly and effectively with these impactful online business courses from the world's top entrepreneurs.



How to Interpret a Financial Statement

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Learn how to interpret a company's financial statement including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, using a sample report.



How to Create a Realistic Business Implementati...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

This is the portion of the business plan where you’ll clarify objectives, assign tasks with deadlines, and chart your progress in reaching goals.



20 Right and Wrong Reasons to Start Your Own...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you don't start your business for the right reasons, it's destined for failure. Here are 20 of the best and worst reasons for starting a business.



5 Best Apps for Getting Your Financial House in...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

You've filed your taxes and maybe had a stiff drink or two. You've also resolved to make this year more successful than last. Here's how to get your financial house in order.



Business Legal Organizational Structures

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

This article describes the differences among the six basic business organizational structures used by for-profit businesses in the United States.



How to Create a Strong Strategic Plan in 24 Hours

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

The Ten-Step, One-Day Strategic Plan



10 Essential Rules for Making Employees More...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Ten rules about how managers can lead people in the workplace to better performance and healthier lives.



Millennials and Money: How Acorns Turned...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

In today's interview with Acorns CEO, Jeff Cruttenden, we talk about how the company reaches millennials and helps them turn shopping into investing.



Why Oprah Winfrey Is the Readers' Most Admired...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Meet Oprah Winfrey, the entrepreneur, and TV star; and learn about her history along with her admirable accomplishments, including her philanthropy.



6 Ways to Work for Yourself This Summer

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you're a recent graduate, a teacher or student off for the summer, or anyone looking for some cash, summer's a great time to start a business.



3 Easy Questions to Help You Be a Networking...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Networking is less about meeting new people than having them remember you after the fact. Here are good networking questions to stand out.



The Art and Science of Financial Projections

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Although investors want to see cold, hard numbers, it is tough to predict your financial performance three years down the road.



Entrepreneurs You Should Know: Ingvar Kamprad...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Take a look inside the life and rise of IKEA founder and entrepreneur, Ingvar Kamprad, now regarded as one of the wealthiest people in the world.



12 Essential Resources for Starting a...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Starting a profitable side business is no easy feat. Use these 12 essential tools and resources to make it happen faster and more effectively.



When Writing an Executive Summary, This is Key

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If your executive summary doesn't grab an investor's attention, then he or she probably won't bother reading the rest of your package.



5 Great Cash-Generating Ideas for Budding...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

From blogging to freelance writing to affiliate marketing to call center work, these are some of the best jobs for moms to make money from home.



How to Know if That MLM Opportunity is a Scam

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you're considering an MLM (multi-level marketing), CDM (consumer direct marketing), or network marketing opportunity, ask these six questions.



10 Ways to Spot a True Network Marketing...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

There are a network marketing opportunities that are just scams or have poor track records. Here's how to choose a network marketing company.



7 Most Life-Changing Innovation Secrets of...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

A business communications coach studies former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, to uncover his biggest secrets to innovation and staying ahead of the game.



Last Minute Tax Time Survival Guide

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

It's tax time! But don't despair -- we have all the last minute tips you need to make it through this critical time for your business.



Henry Ford - Founder of Ford Motor Company and...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Henry Ford was not the inventor of the automobile, but his innovations in assembly-line techniques and the introduction of standardized interchangeable parts contributed to making the United States a nation of motorists and produced the first mass-production vehicle manufacturing plant.



How to Become a Highly Paid Expert While...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Becoming a highly paid expert in your industry, while still working a full-time job is possible. You'll need to be strategic, and lean on your core skills.



Working with a Business Mentor

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Once you have chosen your mentor, the fun has just begun! A great mentor will become not only your advisor, but likely your friend and confidante, as well. That doesn't happen instantly, though. Building trust and personal interest takes time. You set the tone at the outset of the relationship by demonstrating your commitment to the process. How, then, can you best establish the base on which to build a solid mentoring relationship?



Cash (Flow) Really Is King

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Simply put, it doesn't matter how much money is coming in the future if you don't have enough money to get from here to there.



The Problem with Network Marketing and...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

It never ceases to amaze me the extreme polar views on the topic of network marketing and MLM. Some people are passionate about it in the extreme, and there are even top celebrity authors like Robert Allen, Mark Victor Hansen, and Robert Kiyosaki doing it and advocating it. Yet, in many circles, you might as well declare yourself a leper as admit to being in network marketing. So what's the problem?



What to Stream Right Now to Help Grow Your...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

The web is just teeming with great online resources that will help you learn more about business -- some



9 Futuristic Inventions You Won't Believe...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Bionic eyes, hoverboards, cloning, product replicators -- these incredible sci-fi inventions actually exist! Learn about the companies making them happen.



Focus or Fail: The Ultimate Productivity Tips...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Why specializing and focusing on only what you do best, while outsourcing the rest, will help you become the most successful entrepreneur in your space.



17 Inspiring Quotes from Famous Entrepreneurs

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Looking for some inspiration? See what some of the world's most famous entrepreneurs have to say about entrepreneurship.



8 Growth Strategies for Your Business Plan

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Potential investors who read your business plan will want to know how you plan to grow your business once it is off the ground.



Does Your Start-Up Need a Credit Card?

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Lines of credit accommodate the seasonal credit demands of your business along with ups and downs in your cash flow.



How to Use the 'Rule of 7' to Radically Grow...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

How to use 'The Rule of 7' marketing principle to get in front of your target clients in a focused manner that helps you radically grow your business.



5 Ways to Use Your Skills to Start a Side...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

These are the five easiest ways to use your existing skills, to launch a profitable side business.



Want to Build a Mobile App? Ask These 5...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Curt Raffi, VP Mobile Engagement and Apps at Endurance shares his experience and 5-step checklist to building a high quality, engaging mobile app.



6 Secrets to Silicon Valley’s Success in...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

We examined six of the biggest secrets to Silicon Valley's success in startups and technology. Here's how the area turned into a hotbed for innovation.



Black History Month: A Salute to Black...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

February is Black History Month, a prime time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In that spirit, here are five inspiring contemporary black entrepreneurs.



10 Reasons Why Perfectionism is an Entrepreneur...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you want to be happy, successful, and accomplished in life, you need to ditch your perfectionism right now. Here's why perfectionism won't help.



The Right Way to Start a Business While Still...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

It'll be difficult to start a business while you're still employed at your full-time job. Follow these do's and don'ts to start out on the right track.



6 Practical Steps to Starting a Home-Based...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

If you want to start a home-based business, you need to treat it just as seriously as any business endeavor. Here are six steps to getting started.



Creating a Formula for Word-of-Mouth Marketing...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

The new mobile & social app, Everfave, is helping businesses amplify and calculate a true ROI on their word-of-mouth marketing efforts.



Ben & Jerry's: The Entrepreneurs Behind the...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Meet the entrepreneurs behind Ben & Jerry’s, the brand synonymous with funky flavors like Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey and a groovy Vermont vibe.



How to Recognize an Industry Ready for Disruption

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Is your industry ready for disruption? If businesses in your space are getting increasingly out of touch with customers, that's just one sign.



37 Powerful Ways for Entrepreneurs to Unleash...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

It's difficult to stay creative, especially for entrepreneurs who constantly need to shift gears. Here are my activities to help you be more creative.



I Have a Great Idea For a Business. Now What Do...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

You've got a great idea for a business. Now how do you get started? From finding the right strategic alliances to business planning to fundraising, here are a clear set of steps to help you get started.



Simon Cowell's Remarkable Life in Music and...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Simon Cowell is best known as the obnoxious judge on American Idol, but his career decisions have been consistently successful in a variety of venues.



Why Entrepreneurial Burnout is a Real Concern...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

As an entrepreneur, there's a real risk of burning out and finding yourself in a state where you don't create your best work. Here's how to avoid it.



How to Contact Your Secretary of State Office

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Here are all of the links and phone numbers for U.S. Secretary of State offices for each state and territory. You'll contact them for establishing your business.



7 Important Considerations Before Launching a...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Before launching a crowdfunding campaign for your business, you need to first take these crucial lessons into consideration & address misconceptions.



Entrepreneur's Glossary - Common Words and...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

A list of common words and acronyms related to entrepreneurship and small business.



5 Mental Shifts You Need to Make to Become an...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Want to become a successful entrepreneur? You need to get your mind right first, and learn how to focus on utilizing your strengths in business.



How to Put a Price on Your Time

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Time is money. It's a cliche that we all know and understand, but to what extent do you really apply it in your business? How much is your time worth?



The 6 Biggest Lies Entrepreneurs Tell...

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

As an entrepreneur, it can be incredibly tempting to want to believe these seemingly simple lies. However, doing so can lead to a swift failure.



How to Workout While You're At Work

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Are you a desk-bound entrepreneur? If so, then you have to get a little extra exercise to make up for the fact that you're sitting all day.



Home Caregiver as a Business Startup Idea

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

Home Caregivers are among the US Labor Department's list of fastest growing jobs, and the only non-computer related job in the top 10 on that list.



Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Network Marketers

2016-08-23T11:24:56Z

In 2000, 55% of American adults reported having, at some time, purchased goods or services from a direct selling representative. Although the industry has a high turnover rate among reps, the practices of those who are successful at it provide lessons for all of us, regardless of our business. See what the top network marketers can teach you about your business.