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We'll show you how to put the pieces in place to operate your small business successfully. You'll find free training, events, interactive tools, a Mastermind community and much more. We cover sales, marketing, operations, finance and staffing - and we make it fun. Join us!

What You Get from this Community

Mastermind Group

This is a free group helping small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn from each other. No time commitments required. Join in when you have a few moments. Bring questions you can't get answered anywhere else.

Online Events

Need to learn how to do something? Or simply want informal coaching? Perhaps you'd like to connect with peers and ask questions live. Our events are tailor-made to connect you to the best and brightest no matter what the expertise.

Self-Guided Courses

Taking courses online is a great way to learn. Ours are fun, fast and geared toward small business challenges and opportunities. You learn just what you need. Since they're self-guided, you can take them when you have time, at your own pace.

Monthly Challenges

Each month you'll be presented with a new challenge you can master and then apply to your business. Learn how to set and track key performance indicators, how to interview and hire, how to drive profitability and more. Our structure makes it easy to stay on track.

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Goal Setting 

Setting goals for your business is crucial. After all, if you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you've arrived? But goal setting doesn't have to be hard or boring. Our goal templates make it a breeze. Use our free goal setting templates for your business.


Ever wonder how well you're doing? Our templates, calculators and self-assessment scorecards make assessing your progress fun and interactive.  See how much progress you've made, and where you stand to learn more.


Need data to see how your business stacks up? How much do others spend on certain expenses? How much growth is realistic to expect? Our community surveys yield valuable data to help you evaluate how well your business is doing compared to your peers.


We pledge to be open and transparent about everything we do -- from our traffic stats, to our growth, to our failures. This Community is itself a business, and we want you to learn from our successes and mistakes. Check out our stats and reports

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Attend the AMA with Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu on Facebook Live

You are cordially invited to attend a Facebook Live event this coming Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. ET. What would you like to know about the future of small business apps? Are you interested in the latest news from Zoho? Ask your questions on the Small Business Trends Facebook page at [Read More…]

How To Set Up a Lead Magnet to Collect Leads on Your Website

You’ve heard marketers talk about lead magnets.  They sound valuable — like something you should be using. It took me a long time to figure out how to answer the question: how do you set up a lead magnet?  Don’t get me wrong — it’s not tremendously hard.  Rather, it’s just that no one [Read More…]

AMA with Eric Goldschein on Small Business Financing and Loans

Eric Goldschein, Staff Writer at Fundera, answered all of our members’ questions during his AMA. Eric is an expert on Small Business Financing and Lending – and so much more (read on)! Even though you’ve missed the live event, you can see all of his answers in our Mastermind Community. See the great advice he shared [Read More…]

What is Upselling? And How Can it Benefit Your Business?

Upselling is when you offer an additional product, service, or feature to a customer who has already decided to purchase from you. Upselling benefits your business because it can increase the size — and profitability — of each sale. What is Upselling — in Context? The idea behind upselling is that the customer has signaled intent to [Read More…]