Entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investors need to develop and pitch a plan -- preferably written -- that answers every potential investor question about your startup before it is asked. You may be quick on your feet with answers, but if investors have to ask any of these questions, you rai Read More

Some of My Favorite Things in 2016

Some of My Favorite Things in 2016 Avatar Posted by Rieva Lesonsky under Startups
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Rieva Lesonsky gives small-business owners the skinny on 2016's trends, including EMV's effect on mobile wallets and how sriracha is changing the food landscape. Read More
Having the best solution is a good start these days, but a solution alone is no longer enough to keep customer attention and loyalty. They expect to be surprised and delighted as well by their pre-purchase experience and post-purchase interactions. The most memorable businesses, like Starbucks and Read More
Initially, I interviewed Michelle back in December of 2013. Since that time she’s had AMAZING success with her blog. So I thought it would be fun to catch up with her and find out how she did it and what’s next for this professional blogger.
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Admit it. You don’t mind working hard, but you’re tired … tired of working in an office, tired of working for someone else, tired of working hard just to make ends meet, tired of no time, no money, no vacations, no fun, tired of … You’re just plain tired…
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Your customers are your most valuable source of information when it comes to product design and user experience. That’s why we asked members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:
“What’s one method you use for getting high-quality customer feedback?” Read More
Are your friends and family members loving something you make so much that they are encouraging you to think about starting a handmade business to sell it? If so, a handmade business could be for you. Or it could not be. Read More
Meet: Aytekin Tank, founder and CEO of JotForm. While Aytekin was working for a large Internet media company in New York City, one of his tasks was to create tools for editors to build forms, surveys and polls. He noticed the low quality of the products in the form-building space. Forms were too ha Read More
You're not selling boxes or t-shirts, you're selling SaaS. Learn how to create your own customer success process from 14 SaaS companies with a track record.
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From the outside it may seem that online payments are easy. You just need to attach your webpage to a paying agent of your choice and swoosh, ready to go. The money just starts flowing.

I really wish it were that easy. Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …
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Gary Shouldis @3BugMedia Follows Higher Calling

Though he had always had a a strong interest in entrepreneurship, it was a desire to be there for his wife and children … More
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