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Inbox Zero: Your Guide to Email Zen

If you struggle to get your email inbox to that zen place where it says “0 unread messages”, you’re not alone. Here are nine tips you can use to become one with your email. You don’t even have to fold your legs into the lotus position first.

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This Week in Small Business: From Accidental Spam to Smart Growth

From marketing gone awry to discounting pitfalls, it’s easy to make mistakes while running a small business. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place—we’ve got plenty of useful advice, from strategy-building tips, growing your business smarter, and whether or not an MBA is worth the time and money. 1. Should Entrepreneurs Attend Business School? While plenty of… Read more »

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12 Tips for a Wildly Productive Home Office

Maybe you’re working from home doing freelance work, or you started your own business and don’t have an office space. Perhaps you’ve been working remotely for a company, so you spend a lot of time in your living room. In any case, no matter how hard you attempt to keep a productive home office, it… Read more »

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This Week in Small Business: From eCommerce to Cash Flow

This week on Bplans, we covered a few aspects of selling online, from setting up your online store to the legal issues surrounding shipping and delivery. We also discussed how to manage cash flow, the best apps for stylists, some great podcasts for entrepreneurs, and tips for naming your company. 1. Selling Your Goods In-Store Versus Selling… Read more »

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MindKube: A Story of Hard Work and Entrepreneurial Determination

We’ve all heard that making your dreams come true takes sacrifice and hard work. Natasha Crosby decided to pursue the career of her dreams the day she sold her Ford Mustang to buy the first computer for her company, MindKube Creative & Marketing. Through hardwork and determination, Natasha has created a successful marketing company by… Read more »

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Starting a Business with a Young Family and a Day Job

In Mangawhai, located in the New Zealand countryside, lies a beautiful olive grove. This grove is the site of a family-run business that plants, grows, and harvests these olives and then uses them to manufacture premium quality extra virgin olive oil. This is the home of Divinity Olives, a company run by married couple Michael and… Read more »