3 Simple DIY Updates to Boost Your Business in a Weekend

When you run a small business, chances are that you are not also in the business of handy work or repairs. There are many simple DIY projects that you can complete over the weekend that will boost your business in at least two ways.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Your Brand

Every day we're bombarded by thousands of colors, and each one has an effect on our thoughts and emotions. Research reveals that we make subconscious judgments within just 90 seconds of viewing a product or space, and 62–90% of this judgment is based on color alone!

Lessons from the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery

Jamaican-born Lowell Hawthorne's recipe for entrepreneurial success has been to offer West Indian natives living in the U.S. a taste of home.

5 New Trends in Corporate Design

Office spaces are no longer a bland land of cubicles and white-washed walls. Companies finally realized that when employees actually want to be at work, they will be more productive.

5 Logistical Steps for Startups Seeking Investors

Don't charge the hill until you are "ready." This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time. They approach key potential investors way too early.

3 Things Every Startup Needs to Know

While working to attract your first customers (hopefully the first of many), you need to ensure your customer service approach is on the mark to retain those customers and strengthen those all-important B2C relationships. Here are three tips that every startup needs to know.

Build a Company—Not Just a Product

Some businesses are built around a single idea. And sometimes that idea is just too small a slice of the big picture to be interesting to investors.

Franchise Royalty Payments: Betting On Your Business in the Long Run

When you make your scheduled regular royalty payment to your franchisor, you are—in fact—guaranteeing a brighter future for the brand as a whole, and your business individually.

3 New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

For many people, the New Year's resolutions you were so set on January 1st are beginning to fade. If you are a small business owner, here are three essential New Year's resolutions you shouldn't give up on.

Timing Is Everything: When to Assemble a Board of Directors for Your Business

You may not think your company needs extra oversight, but even a small business can benefit from the guidance and structure a board can provide. As long as your board is made up of the right people, the same will hold true for you.

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