Being “street smart,” or able to anticipate and deal with daily business problems and surprises, is generally recognized as a critical skill to have for business owners and entrepreneurs. Most investors say they can recognize this capability when they see it, but it’s hard to define if you haven’t Read More
Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.
There are a ton of business-plan templates out there, so you could always just dump your own information into one of them and r Read More
Carmelo Marsala started his business to fill a special niche — providing a solution for painting vinyl and aluminum doors, windows and other challenging surfaces. Spray-Net offers franchisees, and their customers, a unique solution. The company has developed its own line of exclusive coatings for b Read More
A sole proprietorship has a lot more disadvantages than advantages. By incorporating as an LLC or corporation, you are legally separating your personal life from your business life. However, a sole proprietorship does not offer that kind of liability protection. Read More
A Certificate of Incumbency outlines who holds which positions within a company; it is often used to confirm the identities of a company’s officers in order to prove they are sanctioned to be involved with legal transactions on behalf of the company. Read More
Brandon Lewis is the founder of The Academy for Professional Painting Contractors, an online resource for re-paint contractors, and the publisher behind Painter’s Weekly. He recently spoke with Small Business Trends via email to offer some tips and helpful insights for entrepreneurs looking to get Read More
As an entrepreneur mentor and startup investor, I see with sadness the 50 to 90 percent that fail. If you ask them for a reason, most will insist that they couldn’t get funding, or they ran out of money too early. But I’m not convinced that it’s as simple as that. Many are just not facing the reali Read More
If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their Read More
Dean Morrow built his business on classic product — with a twist. Morrow is the founder of Wood Tree Swings. The company seeks to update and personalize this type of product while still maintaining the old-time feel. Read about Morrow’s entrepreneurial experience and the business itself. Read More
Blogs about Startups are an ideal source for staying up to date on the latest developments and learn new insights about all sorts of startup topics. A good Startup Blog offers in-depth analyses, how to guides, industry trends, handy statistics insights, strategy papers, the best tools for the fixin Read More

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Ti Roberts @tiroberts Bitten By Marketing Bug

The Internet marketing bug bit Ti Roberts early on. Since then, she has come a long way, honing her marketing … More
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