A Typical Day at 9 Round

Each day is filled with important activities for a small business owner. C.J. Pascuzzo of 9 Round Kickbox Fitness in Decatur, Georgia, shared with us how he organizes his day and manages his time to keep the business running smoothly.

The Best and Worst Traits of an Entrepreneur: Which Do You Have?

You may be an ambitious and energetic person planning to start on your own. But ambition and energy alone aren't sufficient to take you to the next level. I have met, observed, and studied several entrepreneurs. I have found that they possess some specific traits that played a key role in the eventual success or failure of their businesses.

Top 5 Considerations When Moving Physical Office Locations

Changing the physical location of your business is an exciting process, but it can also be quite stressful. There's a lot to do and consider throughout the transition, like how to alert your clients to the change and whether or not you should keep your current business phone system.

Set Yourself Apart by Personalizing Your Brand

Efficiently branding your company can make a world of difference for your business. Your brand is what sets you apart from your competitors, and with today's crowded market, it is especially important.

Promoting a New Business

Promoting a new business is all about raising awareness, whether it’s one person at a time or in large groups. At 9 Round Kickbox Fitness in Decatur, Georgia, C.J. Pascuzzo has found that the best way to promote the business is to just talk to people—in any way possible.

Branding by Design

You can't afford to forget about design. When you start out in business, you're faced with a lot of things that you have to do, from products to legal requirements to accounting and on and on. One of the important tasks before you is design.

It Pays to be Neighborly: Franchises Building Relationships with the Community

Everyone loves the neighbor who plans block parties, waters your plants while you're away on vacation, and does their part to make the community a better place. One of the magical things about owning a franchise is the fact that you can be that neighbor and benefit your entire community.

Is Your Crazy New Business Idea a Home Run or a Dud?

Whether it's your next big business or a unique marketing campaign, when that next ambitious idea hits, ask yourself these five questions—and if the answer is yes to all five, well, roll up your sleeves and make it happen!

VIDEO: Why There’s No Map for Starting a Business

Some people insist that good planning is the key to reaching any worthwhile goal (like starting a business). Here's why they may be wrong.

Building the Right Team

Hiring the right employees does not only help mitigate the risk of having to replace them down the road. It fosters a culture of high-level thinking and productivity and serves as the cornerstone of a strong office environment.

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