Ultimate Business Resource Guide: 131 Articles on Growing a Business

Sometimes what the internet needs is not great content, but an ultimate business resource guide that organize the great content that is already written.

This article does that.

I have organized 131 great articles from talented bloggers like Pat, Chris, Neil, Glen, Charles, Matt as well as well known magazines such as Huffington Post, Forbes, and Entrepreneur into topics related to starting and growing a business - from start to finish.

If you know of any more, please leave them in the comments!
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Table Of Contents

Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Business

Many people want to start a business, but few know what to really expect. Dig into these articles to hear from people who have been there.

What To Start A Business About

If you're determined to start a business, you need to decide what kind of business it's going to be.  

How To Get Funding For Your Business

If your business requires capital to get started and you don't have it, you are going to need to secure funding.

How To Pitch Your Business To Investors

Your pitch should not be overlooked if you are going to be asking for funding.

 

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How To Run A Kick Starter Campaign

A kick start campaign might be a better alternative than pitching investors in the traditional sense, but it has to be executed properly.

How To Do Competitive Research For Your Business

Once you've picked your niche and have the means to operate it, you should do some competitive research to get a feel for the playing field.

How To Define Your Target Market

Within you market you have to decide which customers you are going to be targeting. This is one of the important yet easily overlooked steps and it is integral for everything that comes afterwards.

How To Find Your Target Market

Now that you've defined your target market, you have to reach out to them.

How To Start A Website For Your Business

Not all businesses require websites, but the majority do. Here's how to start a website for your business.

How To Price Your Service Or Product

This is one of the most difficult aspects of your business - what do you charge?

How To Market Your Business

Now you will have to promote your business. There are many ways to market it, consider these.

 

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How To Use Google Adwords For Your Business

Due to the reach of Google, Adwords is a popular platform for advertising your business

How To Use Social Media For Your Business

Social media is one, powerful tool for catapulting your business ahead, but few know how to use it properly.

How To Use Facebook For Your Business

Facebook in and of itself deserves some specific attention in regards to social media.

How To Use Twitter For Your Business

Twitter is not just a place for teenage girls to abuse hash tags - it is great for businesses as well.

How To Use Pinterest For Your Business

Pinterest has become one of the largest social media networks in a very short amount of time.

How To Hire People

In order to grow your business you will likely need help. Knowing how to hire effective people is an essential skill.

 

How To Be A Good Manager

If you're business grows and you hire people, you will need to learn how to manage them.

How To Fire People

Unfortunately firing people is a necessary part of running a good business.

How To Outsource Your Business

Depending on your business, you might benefit from outsourcing.

 

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How To Increase Sales

Now we need to grow your business.

How To Lower Costs For Your Business

In addition to increasing revenue you are going to want to lower costs to maximize profits.

How To Bring Traffic To Your Business

The more people who interact with your business, the more sales opportunities you have.

 

How To Do Taxes For Your Business

That dreaded time of the year when we all must do our taxes.

How To Meet Other Business Owners

Networking with other business owners is pivotal to being a successful businessman.

Case Studies On Successful Businesses

There is a reason that case studies are so prevalent in business school - because we all need to learn from each other's successes and mistakes.

 


Great Resources For Business Owners

Helpful resources to propel your business forward.

The Best Business Pod Casts

If you prefer audio over text, check out some of these recommended business podcasts.

The Best Business Forums

Another great way to network with like-minded business folks is through forums.

The Best Business Books

I pretty much read business books exclusively - each brings with it its own lessons.

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The Best Business Blogs

The bloggers in these round-up posts provide fantastic business resources for free!