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Competitive analysis

How to do a competitive analysis in 7 steps

Each section in a business plan has a specific purpose. Together, they can help an entrepreneur run their company. While some sections focus on market opportunity,...
credit squeeze, pay off debt

How to Pay Off Debt, and Top Tools to Help

Whether you’re in charge of the family finances or you run a small business, you may wonder how to pay off debt effectively. We...

5 Personal Finance Tips From Billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio

One of the most beneficial aspects of the information age is the unprecedented accessibility it provides to our era’s most successful people. A hundred years...

Crafting a mini business plan for a crowdfunding campaign

From Kickstarter and Indiegogo to GoFundMe and everything in between, crowdfunding platforms offer alternative ways to raise money for your small business. Successful campaigns...

20 Common Business Funding Questions and Answers

Whether you have a startup or an existing business, your main goal is to grow your company. Entrepreneurs know that while some of their...

Use your business plan to see if your business idea works

Entrepreneurs can sometimes become so enamored with their own business idea that they don’t know if it’s viable. Recent statistics from the Small Business Administration...

What’s the Debt Avalanche Method for Paying Down Debt?

Debt causes stress for millions of people, and working to cover even simple minimum payments can be hard. Paying down big balances or eventually...
How to write a business mission statement in 5 steps

How to write a business mission statement in 5 steps

Are you writing (or rewriting) your company’s mission statement? It’s a task that can take almost as much time and thought as constructing your...
Starting a Business as an Immigrant to the U.S.

Starting a Business as an Immigrant to the U.S.

Many people come to America to fulfill the dream of a better life, including access to education, employment, housing, and, at times, improved health...

How to write a business vision statement in 8 steps

The vision statement and the mission statement may sound similar. They are both important aspects of business planning, branding, and goal-setting. However, they serve...

How to Reduce Credit Score Damage if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

Identity theft victims often feel violated. After all, someone impersonated them in an attempt to drain their bank accounts, use their credit cards or...

5 types of organizational structures for entrepreneurs

Organizational structures, and the way those structures are visually represented in charts and diagrams, are important because they help sort out three key aspects...