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How to maximize your holiday sales by starting right now

It may be too early to start setting up your holiday decorations, but that doesn’t have to stop you from planning for the holidays. Here are the ways you can prepare for the holiday season in order to maximize sales and re-engage past prospects and customers.

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Five ways entrepreneurs can make relevant connections

Self-employment is a growing career path, which makes networking a really important skill to master. Here are five tips on how to network in today’s world, and how it can help you find clients, grow your skills, and get support as an entrepreneur.

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Seven communication skills you need to pay the bills

When you’re running a small business, communication skills are essential. Whether you’re trying to get funding, pitching to a potential client, or even negotiating with suppliers or vendors, your communication skills may be the reason you are (or aren’t) successful. Here are seven areas to work on to ensure you’re the former, and not the latter.

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The ultimate small business autumn reading (and listening!) guide

No matter where you are with your business—dreaming about it, launching it, or actively running it—these books and podcasts should help you reach your next goal.

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Ebbing and flowing: Five ways to manage small business finances

If you want to keep your business running, you’re going to need to learn how to navigate the financial volatility of entrepreneurship. We spoke with four small business owners and asked them how they learned to manage their finances: here are five of their tips.

Five simple ways to protect your digital marketing assets

Small businesses are especially vulnerable to attacks from hackers. This article has five simple ways to protect your online assets and keep your company safe.

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Five tools to help you nail small business content marketing

Content marketing is gaining popularity as a cost-effective way to grow your customer base. Here are five of the best, low-cost, easy-to-use tools to make it easier.

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Do’s and dont’s of client servicing

Knowing how to serve your clients with excellence is one of the keys to succeeding in service-based business. Here are some tips on how to do it right.

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Registering your business

Registering your business can seem complicated, but with the right information it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This article covers what you need to do to get it done right.

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Finding small business loans

This article covers everything you need to know about small business loans—whether you need one, the types available, how to qualify, and where to find one that’s right for you.

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How to write a business plan

Despite trends away from formal business planning, having one helps you get financing and makes your business more viable. This article covers how to write a business plan, with free templates to get you started.

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Finding the right small business idea

When it comes to finding the right small business idea, there are a few factors to consider. This article covers different approaches to finding business ideas, and how to tell if yours is an idea that’s worth pursuing.

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How to get inspired when you want to start a business

If owning a business is your dream but you haven’t found your big idea yet, the first step is to find inspiration through the entrepreneur community. Learn how to move from the abstract (“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to run a business?”) to reality (“I know what it takes to launch a successful business.”).

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How to start a business: A complete playbook

Our how to start a business guide has easy-to-follow and practical information covering how to get inspired to start a business, finding the right idea, validating your idea, naming your business, writing a business plan, small business loans and registering your business.

Data analysis for small businesses: It’s easier than you think

Data doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some easy ideas for collecting and analyzing data that will help you better understand your customers and increase sales.