How to Open Your Own Cafe or Coffee Shop

We have seen a dynamic change on Main Street over the past two years, with retail clothing giants replaced by boutique and independent coffee shops and cafés that mimic those of Italy and France.

Startup Stats: How Your Startup Can Succeed

The perhaps not-so-shocking reality is that nine out of 10 new businesses fail. And yet, this statistic isn’t stopping new business growth. Why? Because...

Avoid These Mistakes If You Launch a Creative Business

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. If you're a creative type—a photographer, designer, videographer, animator, illustrator or other artistic person—your business model will be different from other professional situations.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Where Do You Stand?

There are areas where small business and entrepreneurship cross over, but there are other areas where they diverge. If you are going into business...

5 Secrets to Growing a Successful Business

Every person who wishes to become successful in any line of business knows that growing a prosperous business is anything but easy. That’s why...

What Do I Include in a 1-Page Business Plan?

I am entering a competition that is asking for a one page business plan and I am having a hard time trying to determine what to put on it and what not to include. What information is absolutely required?

A Day in the Life of a Startup Owner

Some days will be smooth sailing; others will be an uphill battle. Just like when you take a new job in any area, when you...

9 Transaction Models Shape Your Customer Experience

Focus is everything in a business, whether it be a new startup or a large enterprise. In my role as a business advisor, I...

Feasibility Empowers Business Plans

Having a business plan and sufficient capital are some of the first steps in being a fruitful entrepreneur; however, these things alone do not...

Market Research in a Digital Age

Market research is as old as marketing itself, but conducting market research in the digital age presents unique challenges. As the experts in this...

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