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From ideation to starting your own business, this section provides expert advice and solutions from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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The Game of Pricing: How the Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
By Jennifer Dublino | July 10, 2024

Charm prices end in the number nine. Learn about charm vs. prestige pricing and how your ideal customer should dictate your pricing strategy.

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What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By Max Freedman | July 09, 2024

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand. Learn more about the importance of having a distribution plan for your business.

Dizzying Data: What the Rise in Data Complexity Means for Business
By Sean Peek | July 09, 2024

Companies use customer data in their decision-making, but they must know how to wield it properly. Here is the best way to utilize data sources.

A Gamble You Can’t Afford to Lose: Finding the Right Materials for Your Product
By Steve Cartier | July 05, 2024

Learn the crucial steps to finding the best materials for your manufactured products.

10 Proven Tips for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Off Strong
By Jennifer Dublino | July 05, 2024

Many people dream of starting their own company, but not all entrepreneurs are successful. Get a good start in your business-owning career with these tips.

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Best Business Podcasts of 2024
By Skye Schooley | July 03, 2024

Podcasts are a great way for business owners and entrepreneurs to get business advice, learn about trends, and find inspiration. Check out our favorites.

12 Pain Points Entrepreneurs Should Expect and Embrace
By Sean Peek | June 28, 2024

As an entrepreneur, you have to roll with the punches. Learn how to deal with these common pain points of running a business.

 Resources for Business Owners With Disabilities
By Julie Thompson | June 24, 2024

Learn about all the government programs and other initiatives available for business owners with disabilities.

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Striking a Chord: The Hidden Business Lessons in These Hit Songs
By Mike Berner | June 21, 2024

Entrepreneurs and business owners can learn some valuable lessons from the lyrics of hit songs by Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra and more.

10 Ways Small Businesses Empower Their Communities
By Mark Fairlie | June 17, 2024

Learn how small businesses strengthen communities, and get ideas for meaningful community partnerships.

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Product Failure
By Jennifer Dublino | May 31, 2024

What pitfalls cause most products to fail? Learn about these common traps so you can avoid mistakes and a failed product launch.

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Why Are So Many Companies Moving to Florida?
By Jennifer Dublino | May 29, 2024

Many established companies of all sizes have decided to make Florida their home. Learn why companies are moving to Florida and how to make the move.

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Would You Make It on Shark Tank? The Importance of Scalable Business Models
By Jamie Johnson | May 17, 2024

Scalability is a crucial factor in business growth and success. Learn the components of a scalable company and how to scale your business.

Welcome to America: What Nonresidents Need to Consider When Forming a Company in the US
By Sean Peek | May 15, 2024

Non-U.S. residents can form a business in the United States, but there are a few things they need to consider. Learn what with this guide.

MLMs Are Preying on the Dream of Entrepreneurship
By Mona Bushnell | May 15, 2024

Learn how to tell the difference between legitimate business prospects and scams.

Time Crunch: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Prioritizing Your Tasks
By Jennifer Post | May 15, 2024

Entrepreneurs often find themselves overburdened with tasks. Learn how to allocate your time and prioritize your tasks.

Managing Resources: ERP Industry Trends That Impact Bottom Line
By Mark Fairlie | May 14, 2024

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps businesses drive quality by recording and storing real-time business performance data. Learn ERP trends to watch.

What Is ERP Software and How Can It Increase Efficiency?
By Jamie Johnson | April 19, 2024

Find out how ERP software can help you efficiently manage the most important operations of your business.

‘Bad’ Business Ideas That Made Bank
By Sean Peek | April 17, 2024

Does your business idea seem ridiculous on the surface? Take inspiration from these 10 businesses that found success despite starting with a "bad" idea.

10 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40
By Sean Peek | April 16, 2024

Check out our list of inspiring entrepreneurs under 40 who have paved the way for themselves and many others with successful businesses.

8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn’t Work for Small Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

Customers want payment options, making the cash-only model inconvenient. If your business doesn't accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

Business Decision-Making: Gut Instinct or Hard Data?
By Sean Peek | April 10, 2024

When it comes to business, your decisions matter. But it's important to recognize whether your choices are based on intuition or emotions.

Starting an Advertising Agency
By Sean Peek | April 10, 2024

If you have a background in marketing and communications, an advertising agency could be a smart startup option. Here's what you need to know.

Do It for Me: The Next Evolution of the On-Demand Economy
By Jamie Johnson | April 10, 2024

Consumers want convenience, which often means they want someone to do something for them on demand. Learn how to take advantage of the DIFM movement.

Visualizing Success: How to Set Up Effective Quarterly Goals
By Julie Thompson | April 10, 2024

Breaking goals into small, actionable initiatives allows your employees and clients to become more productive over shorter time frames.

Elevating Expectations: 5 Ways Product Quality Affects Your Brand
By Sammi Caramela | April 10, 2024

Ensuring your products are high quality is crucial to your business's bottom line. Learn how to create products that meet user standards.

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6 Steps to Improve Your Organization’s Performance
By Jennifer Dublino | April 04, 2024

Continuous improvement is crucial for businesses. Learn the types of organizational improvements and 6 strategies for improving organizational performance.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By Jennifer Post | April 04, 2024

Virtual offices haven’t lost their popularity but do they have more cons than pros at this point? Here is what you need to consider.

Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Jennifer Dublino | April 04, 2024

Conserving energy can help your business save money, reduce its carbon footprint and help the environment. Learn how your business can save energy.

Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | April 04, 2024

Military veterans seeking to transition to entrepreneurial ventures have a wealth of resources at their disposal. Learn how to access resources for vets.