The 25 Best Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Want to learn about small business? Read. That was the typical advice up until the last 5 years or so. Now you have more options, including podcasts. At first, they were perfect for long commutes and workouts, but now there are podcasts

A Complete Guide to Financing Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you are well aware that it takes money to earn money. However, where do the funds you need to either get going or to keep you cash flow positive come from? In this article, we will cover the options available to you as a

Replace Dead Firefox Add-Ons With These WebExtensions

If you use Mozilla's Firefox browser, you are probably familiar with Themes and Extensions, which are add-ons that let you add new features, change the way your browser behaves, or modify the way your browser appears. With thousands of add-ons

How to Validate Demand For Your Business Idea

When you come up with a great idea, it's tempting to keep it secret until you launch your product or service. But one of the best things you can do to save yourself from doing unnecessary work is to test your idea with others and see if there's

12 Excel Tricks You Need to Know

Despite the wide availability of spreadsheet tools, data analysis suites, and other powerful programs that do a lot of what Microsoft Excel does (and probably better), we still return quite frequently to Excel itself. One of the reasons we do is the

Small Business Statistics and Marketing Trends (2017)

According to the US Small Business Administration, there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States employing 47.8 percent of US workers. All of these small businesses have a big impact on the US economy through job creation,

How Your Small Business Can Sell to Big Companies

As a small business, one important opportunity you're probably considering is expanding and growing by including enterprise corporations in your sales portfolio. In addition to such contracts being more lucrative, pursuing relationships with larger

An Introduction to the .htaccess File

.htaccess is a configuration file that seems to scare a lot of people when they’re just starting out. Yes, doing the wrong thing can break your site. But, usually the changes you’ll make are quite simple and straightforward. Knowing how to edit

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Structure for Your Business

Coming up with a new business idea is such an exciting moment. But there's always one question that follows... "What do I do now?" You have a vague intuition that you need to register your business in order to start building it but have no

Fun with Robots: Getting Started With Robotics

Robotics is the design, construction, operation, and use of robots. But this definition is rather uninspiring. What is a robot? What can you do with robots? And how can you build your own? This article will show you: How you can get started

A Step-By-Step Guide to Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Being able to pre-sell a product and create that product with that revenue is the dream. It’s why crowdfunding can be a great way to fund your project. You bring people who want something together with people (like you) who are happy to make

How to Promote Your Nonprofit Online

When extending the reach of your nonprofit, the internet is invaluable. By creating a website and developing your online presence, you can share your nonprofit's mission with those beyond your local community and provide information about your

60 Second Guide to Web Typography

Typography is an essential aspect of web design. Some may even argue that it’s the very core of it. In the simplest of terms, typography is the styling of letters or fonts and web typography is the digital version of this. Harkening back to the

Enter Shopify’s “Build a BIGGER Business competition”

Over the past seven years, Shopify has helped over 100,000 merchants to launch businesses, through the annual "Build a business" competition. This competition had the intent to see whether freshmen entrepreneurs could  practically answer to

How To Hire A Professional Content Marketer For Your Business

When you're looking to hire a professional content marketer, here are some essential tips for the qualities you can't compromise on.   Content marketer hiring tips Find someone with a strong voice This is an absolute must. They