Starting A Business

How to Build a $1 Billion Business: 12 Secrets From the World’s Most Successful Startups

By Emily Bauer Every startup founder dreams of becoming the next unicorn. But what separates the dreamers from the achievers? What does it really take to reach a $1 billion valuation? Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut or magic formula for creating a $1 billion startup pipeline. There are, however, unicorn founders you can look to for …

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20 Financial Bloggers Share Their Secrets to Running a Successful Blog

The blogging business is booming and the financial space is no exception. Personal finance bloggers often start by documenting their own personal financial journeys and sharing money-saving advice. For some, those journeys lead to a successful business. For the past decade, the Plutus Awards has been recognizing these creators with an annual ceremony and award …

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Looking for a Business Plan Alternative? Consider a Business Model Canvas for Startups

Is the thought of writing a business plan holding you back from starting a business? If you’re eager to get your business idea off the ground—without the drudgery of creating a massive document first—a business model canvas for startups might be right for you. What is a business model canvas for startups? A business model …

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2 Shortcuts to Starting Your Own Business

Are you dying to start a business–now? Entrepreneurs are impatient by nature, so going through all the steps required to start a business—from writing a business plan to finding a location and applying licenses and permits—can be sheer agony for many. There are two shortcuts to starting a business that can put you in the …

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How to Succeed With a Motel Business

By Bruce Hakutizwi How is your motel business performing? Industry statistics suggest that you should be, on average, close to 70% occupied throughout the year. Whether you’re achieving these rates or not, there are many ways you can further boost your motel’s success. The hospitality industry is doing well in the United States with total …

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6 Valuable Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn to Succeed

By Patrick Clements Entrepreneurship is a popular career path today—and for good reason. There’s an undeniable sense of gratification in taking the road less traveled and creating your success through your own ideas and hard work. And, of course, there’s always the (slim) chance you might get rich and famous in the process. But as …

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