If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that’s right for you. Finding that perfect fit doesn’t happen in a day, but when it happens for you, you’ll feel the difference. Palo Alto Software CEO Sabrina Parsons recently hosted Joel Libava, The Franchise King and [...]
An entrepreneur chose a franchise that was a bad fit for him, and lost his money. These are his takeaways from the experience, and his advice on how not to repeat his mistakes.
Considering hiring a virtual team? Be sure to follow these tips on how to run an efficient distributed office.
If you own a traditional “brick and mortar” business, it’s easy to assume a lot of the business tips you read online simply don’t apply to you. The truth is, they do!
The first-ever Bplans #askadeveloper Tweetchat is your opportunity to get free consultation from a professional computer programmer on any of your programming-related questions, no matter how basic or advanced they may be.
No matter the size of your business, Google is a huge opportunity to market your company and drive sales. But cracking the algorithmic code isn’t simple, and understanding how to use Google to your advantage can be daunting. We’ll show you how to do it.
Building a brand that’s authentic, consistent, and rooted in a distinct personality separates you from the competition and allows your customers to connect with you on a more meaningful level. Building a brand can feel daunting. In fact many small businesses feel like it’s something that only the “big guys” can afford. But branding is something that every company can do if you follow a few basic rules.
Today’s small business environment is tough, highly competitive and more challenging than ever. Small business owners today must think outside of the box, and be creative and cunning in how they operate and grow their businesses. Just a few years ago, a business owner could grow their operation on sheer hard work alone by out-hustling and [...]
Writing in TechCrunch, Ben Horowitz offers three reasons why founders fail as CEOs. The most interesting is the third: The founder doesn’t really want to be CEO. Not every inventor wants to run a company and if you don’t really want to be CEO, your chances for success will be exceptionally low. The board panics. [...]