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4 Ways to Figure Out Why That Employee Quit

As a business owner, it’s painful (and costly) to see employees leave your company. And since high turn-over can signal problems to other prospective talent, it’s important to...

How to write a compelling business plan for a new market

Once upon a time, we had no smartphones or connected devices. Now, it’s hard to imagine a world without them. When companies first introduced...
It’s Not Just Coffee: Technology Now Fueling Massive Growth in Seattle

It’s Not Just Coffee: Technology Now Fueling Massive Growth in Seattle

Seattle has long been known for inciting the country’s coffee culture, but now that we’re all sufficiently caffeinated, these days it’s the technology scene...
home ownership, real estate

The Cost of Home Ownership and Where You’re Probably Overspending

Owning a home can have a lot of benefits. There’s the freedom to create exactly what you want, build equity in where you live,...

How to Use Your Personal Branding to Attract Employees and Clients

You’ve perhaps heard a lot about branding a business, but how much time have you invested in building your personal brand? Just like a business’...

Five examples of business goals and how to set them

Moving forward in business is like planning a great trip: You know where you want to end up, but the road there isn’t always...
Work Anniversary Ideas for Employees

Work Anniversary Ideas for Employees

As a manager with deadlines, projects and budgets, finding time to mark employee anniversaries is challenging, but neglecting them can have detrimental effects on...
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...