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How to Increase Clients and Revenue For Your Personal Training Business

How to Increase Clients and Revenue For Your Personal Training Business

By Tyler Read

If you want to run and grow a personal training business, there are a few different proven approaches. For this article, we’ll focus on strategies for businesses that are already up and running.? Read more »

planning
Showcase Your Values To Attract Ideal Customers

Showcase Your Values To Attract Ideal Customers

By Madeline Pratt

It is an incredible time to be a small business owner. Customers, now more than ever before, truly care about who they buy products and services from, and how those companies align with their values. From the shoes we wear to the dish soap we use, there are endless options for consumers to choose from. Pair that with internet access, and more power than ever before sits in the hands of the buyer. Read more »

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3 Psychology Hacks That Will Elevate Your Business and Attract Customers

3 Psychology Hacks That Will Elevate Your Business and Attract Customers

By Nina Bamberger

Imagine having the power to predict how people think, feel, and act. If you built a customer experience around these expected outcomes, your business would instantly become a booming success.? Read more »

funding
Cash Flow 101: Building a Cash Flow Statement

Cash Flow 101: Building a Cash Flow Statement

By Anna Eschenburg

To stay on top of your cash flow, you'll need to build a cash flow statement. It's easier than it sounds, and we'll walk you through the process here. Read more »

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How to Land a $5m Investment by Getting Product-Market Fit

How to Land a $5m Investment by Getting Product-Market Fit

By Amir Emadi

You’ll notice I don’t have to tell you about our product for you to understand the impact it has on the world. I don’t have to tell you the inner workings of our technology or that it’s patented.?Instead, what you read is how to communicate product-market fit. Read more »

funding
pitch slide deck

The 11 Slides You Need to Have in Your Pitch Deck [Updated for 2020]

By Noah Parsons

An impressive pitch deck is a key part of your fundraising toolkit. Use this detailed guide to figure out exactly what you need to include in your pitch deck to get the attention of investors. Read more »

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how to write a business plan

How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2020]

By Noah Parsons

Everything you need to know about how to write a business plan, from the executive summary to appendix. Start writing your business plan today. Read more »

planning
standard business plan outline

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2020]

By Tim Berry

To make the best impression on banks and investors, your plan should be presented using the standard business plan outline format. This guide gives you an outline to follow and explains what each section should entail. Read more »

planning
How Starting a Podcast Can Benefit Small Businesses

How Starting a Podcast Can Benefit Small Businesses

By Drew Gula

It’s clear that podcasting is here to stay. And as someone looking to start and grow a company, you can use a podcast to establish your brand, make important connections, and grow your audience. Read more »

planning
Do This One Thing Before You Write Your Business Plan

Do This One Thing Before You Write Your Business Plan

By Noah Parsons

I’m going to walk you through an easier way to get your business plan started, and show you how to develop a winning strategy. We call it the One Page Pitch. Read more »

starting
85 Essential Startup Resources You Should Know About

85 Essential Startup Resources You Should Know About

By Noah Parsons

These are the tools that we know, love, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend—many of them we use ourselves. Use them to propel your startup into success and growth. Read more »

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How to finance your startup: advice from 10 entrepreneurs

How to Finance Your Startup: Advice from 10 Entrepreneurs

By Scott Gerber

One of the most important decisions a new business owner can make is how they're going to finance their venture.?To help you better understand your choices — and learn how others have tackled the challenge — we asked a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council members the following questions: Read more »

planning
8 Ways to Build a Great Brand

8 Ways to Build a Great Brand

By Madeline Pratt

Because businesses that are remembered for something more than just the things they sell are the ones that take the time to craft that story into something that their customers truly connect with. They become more than just a business; having a story makes them a brand. Read more »

planning
5 Reasons Attending Trade Shows Can Be Valuable for Small Businesses

5 Reasons Attending Trade Shows Can Be Valuable for Small Businesses

By Matt Shealy

Attending trade shows might sound like something only large companies or multinational enterprises can pull off. But in fact, it can be a cost-effective way to build your small business quickly. Read more »

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ways to stay on top of your business finances

12 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Business Finances

By Scott Gerber

However, it can be difficult to find room on your to-do list for this tedious but important task. To find out more about how actual business owners approach monitoring their financials, we asked Young Entrepreneur Council members this question: Read more »

planning
celebrate national write a business plan month in december

Celebrate National Write a Business Plan Month in December

By Kateri Kosta

Did you know that December is National Write a Business Plan Month? It’s not too late to cross writing your business plan off your list before the new year! Read more »

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how long should a business plan be

How Long Should a Business Plan Be?

By Tim Berry

Don’t make your business plan longer than necessary; think about the reason you’re writing the plan in the first place. If you want to revise it regularly, the shorter it is, the more manageable it will be. Read more »

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7 things you may not know about franchising

Franchising: 7 things you may not know

By Cian Murray

Here are just seven things you might not know about the franchising world; from the brands that are currently sitting at the top, to the experience an entrepreneur will need to run one of these businesses. Read more »

managing
brand must-haves for your small businesses

6 Brand Must-Haves for Your Small Businesses

By Madeline Pratt

While there are many different ways a brand can stand, there are six essential things that every business should have in order to achieve success in their space. Read more »

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ignore elon musk's bad advice on market research

Ignore Elon Musk’s Bad Advice on Market Research

By Nina Bamberger

While Musk is known for his fresh take on traditional approaches to business, his aversion to the hard cold facts of market research still came as a big surprise.? Read more »