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practical advice to help start, run and grow your business. Topics covered include strategy, incorporation, business licenses, compliance, and more.
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practical advice to help start, run and grow your business. Topics covered include strategy, incorporation, business licenses, compliance, and more.




Business Entity: All About Protecting Yourself

One of the more important steps for an aspiring business owner is to establish the right business entity. But what is it? Why is it needed? And what are the various options for a business? CorpNet Founder and CEO Nellie Akalp offers her expert advice on securing the right entity along with tips on picking the a name for your business.


Choosing A State of Incorporation

BizFilings Service Operations Consultant Tim Jensen talks about the factors to consider when incorporating, and gives suggestions for when it’s appropriate to incorporate in a “business-friendly state” like Delaware or Nevada. Jensen tells us how to factor in tax and regulatory environments and also details how your legal structure affects where you should incorporate.


The Keys to Simplifying Work

Administrative work and other cumbersome duties gobble up a lot of time and hamper the innovation and productivity of employees. That work still needs to be done, but "Simplify Work" author Jesse Newton reveals how to approach it differently to unleash the full potential of your business.


The Four Questions to Business Success

Business expert and novelist Diana Kander discusses her new book, "The Curiosity Muscle," and examines the four questions business owners should constantly be asking themselves. Kander also draws on her expertise to offer helpful tips for launching new products - and which tactics to stay away from.


2019 Small Business Forecast: Cloudy with Great Opportunities

Small business expert Barry Moltz says our growing economy is due for a recession but the business owners who are prepared for it can prosper. Moltz explains which factors suggest a rocky economy this year, why having enough cash on hand is critical for businesses, and what new technologies could boost productivity and efficiency this year.


Gene Marks Prepares Business Owners for 2019

Small business expert Gene Marks discusses how business owners ought to approach the new year. Marks details how to benefit from changes in the tax laws and properly navigate a volatile stock market. He also shares advice on how business owners can best budget their time in the months ahead.


Courage: A Key Ingredient to Success

"Return on Courage" author Ryan Berman shares his entrepreneurial journey and explains why he believes courage is an indispensable ingredient to business success. Berman tells us the three critical components to courage and he exposes why several common ideas about courage are very wrong and potentially damaging to your business.


Excellence Through Execution

Amobee CEO Kim Perell shares her amazing story of going from dead broke to building a multi-million dollar company from scratch. Also the author of "The Execution Factor," Perell then explains why execution is the key to business success and the five components of execution that business owners need to embrace.


Four Tips to Help Mom and Pop Shops Succeed Against Big Retailers

As we get ready for the holiday shopping season, giant retailers and small businesses are competing for every dollar possible. But how can mom and pop operations ever compete with the big retailers? Bridget Weston Pollack of the SCORE Association offers four tips to give small business owners an edge on their competitors.


Running a Family Business: Finding the Right Mix of Tradition and Innovation

Rich Graeter of Graeter's Ice Cream explains how he protects the traditions of the business that's been in his family for 148 years while also embracing the innovations needed to keep the company successful for years to come. Graeter discusses how he decides where to innovate and expand, how he deals with the compliance issues that accompany expansion, and what tips he has for family-owned businesses.


The Year-End Checklist: People, Profits, and Prospects

"Fix Your Business Author" Melinda Emerson, also known as the Small Biz Lady, walks us through the year-end priorities business owners should be thinking about now. Emerson tells us why you should be meeting with your tax experts in October, evaluating personnel, and doing everything you can to maximize existing business while on the lookout for new clients.


How to Build Your Brand

Major national brands like Dunkin Donuts, Papa John's, and Weight Watchers are making big changes in their logos and branding. But how much difference do imaging and branding make, especially for small businesses? Crowdspring Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky explains why they matter for all businesses and how you can tackle them without breaking the bank.


Don't Fall for These Marketing Myths!

GrowBiz Media CEO and Founder Rieva Lesonsky walks us through seven deadly marketing myths and explains why you do need to have a marketing campaign, which method of advertising is an absolute must, why trying to reach as many people as possible is not necessarily a good idea, and why having a secure, professional website is vital.


Better Business Planning

While business agility and adaptability are sometimes valued more than traditional business planning these days, don't be fooled. Business planning is just as important but it can also be done much more simply than many existing and aspiring business owners realize. Palo Alto Software founder and "Lean Business Planning" author Tim Berry explains why you need a business plan, what it needs to include, why it doesn't have to take a long time to put together, and how to use it to make your...


How to Divorce-Proof Your Business

Very few people expect their marriage to end in divorce, but it does happen and the financial punch for business owners can be severe if they are not prepared. Matrimonial law attorney Jacqueline Newman explains how to protect yourself and your business from divorce before you ever tie the knot and what options remain if you're already married.


Why Cybersecurity Matters: Every Business is a Target

CyberScout founder Adam Levin explains why cybersecurity requires constant vigilance from business owners and that running a smaller business doesn't make you any less of a target from hackers and thieves. Levin explains why internal communication is vital in warding off new threats and how business owners who are not tech savvy can stay on top of the issue.


Why Your Business Needs A Culture of Privacy

CyberScout Founder and Chairman Adam Levin explains why all business owners need to develop a "culture of privacy" to protect their finances and sensitive information from business identity theft. Levin walks us through ten different ways businesses can be compromised, specific steps to guard against hackers, and what to do if your business is compromised.


Five Fatal Business Mistakes

HJR Global CEO Harrison Rogers has built several successful businesses and is now considered one of the top young entrepreneurs in America. Rogers walks us through his journey from struggling high school student to stunning business success. He also shares several painful lessons he has learned along the way and how applying them can benefit your business.


How Spaghetti Builds Business Success

"Take Your Human to Work" author Erica Keswin explains why investing in and honoring relationships is not just preferable but essential in today's business world. Keswin discusses the results of her "Spaghetti Project," proving that strong relationships at work lead to better performance. Noting that millennial and Gen Z employees expect relationships to be a priority in the workplace, Keswin details how to turn your company in that direction.


How to Scale Your Business

Pinnacle Global Network CEO Allison Maslan explains why businesses owners should be looking to scale their operations, whether they're looking to be a global competitor or a regional success. She then walks us through the five phases of scaling, taking us from the formation of a company to a business structure that delegates many responsibilities to your most trusted subordinates.