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6 Keys to a Great Pitch Deck

Great ideas don’t fund themselves. No matter how fantastic your product or business plan might be, without an effective pitch, it’s unlikely to make it off the ground. Many philosophies have been developed around the specific components and order of slides that make...

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses in 2020 (& Beyond)

A new year means new opportunities for your business. And 2020 isn’t just the start of a new year, it’s the start of a new decade — one that’s set to see rapid change. Between new generations joining the workforce and new technologies setting a breakneck pace for...

4 U.S. Industries Where Cannabis Means Big Business

This week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted 24-10 in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act — a groundbreaking reform bill which, if adopted into law, would legalize cannabis at the federal level. The first legislation of...

5 Helpful (And Free) Resources For Small Business

If there’s one thing every entrepreneur can agree on when it comes to building and running a business, it’s this: You can’t go it alone. Here are 5 go-to resources for small businesses that will keep you organized and informed, no matter where you are in your...

10 Books on Brand That Every Business Needs

Branding is highly conceptual, process-oriented and quantifiable, but reconciling these things (in a way that doesn’t make your head explode) is a challenging feat indeed. But just ask brands like Apple, Nike and Amazon: Branding pays off tremendously when you go to...

The 4 Traits of a Winning Mission Statement (With Examples)

Mission statements can be surprisingly hard to write. The overall gist seems pretty straightforward — stating why a company exists and its general goals — and yet, businesses frequently miss the mark or struggle to create one. The key? A just-right balance of 4 traits...