The Curalate team has created a graphic filled with actionable holiday marketing tips that will help you improve engagement and drive traffic from two of the most powerful visual social networks: Pinterest and Instagram. Read More

Investors Consider These 7 Elements to Be High Risk

Investors Consider These 7 Elements to Be High Risk Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 991 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on November 14, 2014 11:23 am
If you aren’t willing to take some risk as an entrepreneur, then don’t expect any gain. Yet everyone has limits, and every investor implicitly has similar limits on what makes a startup investable, or one to avoid at all costs. If you need investors, it’s important that you understand their filters Read More
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What Kind of Business Insurance Do You Need?

What Kind of Business Insurance Do You Need? Avatar Posted by Caron_Beesley under Management
From http://www.sba.gov 992 days ago
Made Hot by: OpenSourceMedia on November 14, 2014 4:23 am
Business insurance is one of those gray areas. Do you need it or don’t you, and, if so, what kind? For certain businesses – for example, amusement parks and health care related industries – it’s an absolute necessity from the get-go, but what if you run a freelance business or engage in low-risk wo Read More

Push vs. Pull Inventory Management Strategies

Push vs. Pull Inventory Management Strategies Avatar Posted by inventoryninja under Strategy
From http://www.waspbarcode.com 986 days ago
Made Hot by: catnip1532 on November 13, 2014 6:12 pm
Most companies have a better chance to profit and satisfy customers when inventory managers develop an effective and efficient inventory management strategy. The right strategy ensures access to the right products, and it also helps control costs associated with buying and storing goods. Understand Read More

Franchise Ownership: Are You Having Second Thoughts?

Franchise Ownership: Are You Having Second Thoughts? Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.thefranchiseking.com 992 days ago
Made Hot by: MasterMinuteman on November 13, 2014 3:36 pm
If you’re getting really close to what I call, “Decision Day,” and you’re not having second thoughts about becoming the owner of a franchise, you may not be normal. That's because buying a franchise is a big deal. Read More

18 Resources to Find a Manufacturer for Your Product

18 Resources to Find a Manufacturer for Your Product Avatar Posted by maplesummit under Startups
From http://smallbiztrends.com 993 days ago
Made Hot by: ObjectOriented on November 13, 2014 2:19 pm
Back in the day, when it was time to find a manufacturer for your product, finding the information and contacts you needed was a challenge. Nowadays, in our interconnected online world, there’s a wealth of information available. To help you get a jump-start on your search, we’ve gathered the best o Read More
Could participating in a day of rock-bottom prices potentially harm your small business? Learn how to join in on Black Friday 2014 without going broke. Read More

A Perspective On When A Business Plan Adds Value

A Perspective On When A Business Plan Adds Value Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 992 days ago
Made Hot by: MasterMinuteman on November 13, 2014 12:11 pm
As a startup mentor and investor, I am approached regularly by aspiring entrepreneurs who assert that business plans are a waste of time. They cite sources like the BusinessWeek story, “Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Write Business Plans” and this Forbes article. From my perspective, much of this advice Read More
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Emily Brackett @VisibleLogic Takes a Brand New Approach to Business

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