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How to Build the Best Marketing Strategy You Can Using Only Free Tools

With what is available for free, there has never been a better time to bootstrap a startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it is more important than ever for you to create an efficient marketing strategy. Because startups often have low budgets, …

Marketing

One Surprising Way to Make Sure Your Business Is Successful

A method to reduce your risk and increase your revenue<p>Do you ever daydream of landing a "whale" in your business?<p>A whale - or that gigantic customer that takes your business from struggling to thriving - is often the tipping point for startup success and the biggest dream of most business …

Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

Startups

How To Sell Your Company In 30 Seconds

During the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising this week, I found entrepreneurs that I met over the course of my speaking engagements …

Dig Deep to Build Your Marketing Strategy

I’ve seen many beautiful marketing plans. Some are color-coded and laid out nicely in perfectly aligned spreadsheets. This lovely exterior tempts many an entrepreneur to think, “This will be so easy.” And maybe it is -- at least on paper.<p>What comes next is the tricky part. How do you take that …

Groupon Gets a Makeover, Improves Mobile

Groupon just announced a number of website, mobile and tablet improvements under its Groupon Merchant brand. The brand is designed to simplify the …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Side Income While Growing Their Business

I know a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. The realization that, hey, I'm going to start my own business, be my own boss, is such an exciting feeling.<p>That thrill of being the one to call the shots and making your own hours cannot be compared -- at all -- to the life of the cubicle …

Small Business

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …