Everything that you need to know to start your own business. From business ideas to researching the competition.

Business Ideas

Ready to start a business? We'll help you find the perfect business idea.


Dig deep into your business idea to discover opportunities and unexpected roadblocks.


There's more to being a startup than registering a business. The A-Z guide to getting ready to launch your business.


How to Include Employees in Decision-Making

Opening your decision-making process to others in your company can lead to better results — with the right approach.

How to Encourage Employees to Take Risks

Risk-taking should be ingrained in your company culture and rewarded as your business grows.

5 Ways to Admit Mistakes to Employees

When you make a mistake or change your mind, take ownership of the situation and make a plan.

How to 'Fail Upward'

"Failing up" is a concept that has had negative connotations in the past. Today’s entrepreneurs are changing the way we think about failing up to embrace innovation.

A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Hiring Virtual Assistants

Discover how delegating tasks to a virtual assistant can optimize efficiency and free up time for small business owners to focus on strategic expansion.

Micro-Businesses and Startups: Key Differences

While the two terms are often used interchangeably, micro-businesses and startups are distinct. Here are the key differences between them.

What You Need to Start a Micro Business

Discover the differences between small and micro businesses, and explore practical tips for starting and running a successful compact business.

SMART Goals to Calculate Business Success

Setting a SMART goal and tracking the right metrics are the first steps toward monitoring business success.

How to Learn from Failure

Failure happens fairly regularly in growing businesses. Embracing setbacks can help keep morale high and spark opportunities to innovate.

Corporate Transparency Act — What You Need to Know

The Corporate Transparency Act, which goes into effect in January 2024, may require your small business to report information about ownership to the government.