Small businesses say inflation is cutting into profits: New survey

If you’re a small business owner, you’ve probably had a tumultuous past few years. For businesses that experienced the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown and supply chain issues, the economic recovery has brought back customers willing to spend. But recently, business owners have had to contend with record inflation, which is driving up the … Read more

3 steps to prepare your business for bushfire season

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. When the Nuns Fire ripped through Sonoma County in 2017, staff at Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Bouverie Preserve had only minutes to evacuate. The fire, which eventually burned more than 56,000 acres, destroyed seven buildings on the 565-acre site from which the nonprofit conducts research and education. Although … Read more

How to make money from your art and not sacrifice creativity

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. The starving artist is alive and well. Creators and artists were told from a young age that they would have to “grow up” or “find other ways to make a living”. But the truth is: it’s entirely possible to make a living—and build a successful business—as an … Read more

Think you’re ready to start fundraising? Your business must first fulfill these 3 stages.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. I recently had to stop several founders in the middle of their fundraising pitches. Not because their idea had no potential. It wasn’t because they weren’t great founders. This was because it was obvious to me that their startup was not ready for funding. I find that … Read more

Turn your side hustle into a profitable business with these strategies

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. A little over a decade ago, I was a recent immigrant and a woman who knew little English and even less about entrepreneurship. And if you had asked me, “Can you start a side job and end up as the CEO of a corporation in ten years?” … Read more

10 ways to prosper in business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. Being an entrepreneur can be stressful and challenging, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can succeed in starting your own business and navigating the ins and outs of running your own company if you pay attention … Read more

10 ways to prosper in business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. Being an entrepreneur can be stressful and challenging, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can succeed in starting your own business and navigating the ins and outs of running your own company if you pay attention … Read more

Is the 4-day work week good for business?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. The past few years have seen some seismic shifts in the way we view work. Motivations, desires and expectations are evolving to such an extent that employers need to start considering different options if they want to attract and retain the best talent. One option is a … Read more

Future Returns: A revenue-driven strategy to promote diverse businesses

Entrepreneurs who build businesses in smaller cities and in low-income communities often lack the personal credit profile or assets to access the capital they need from banks and investment firms to grow their companies. Revenue-based financing — where investors provide capital in exchange for a percentage of revenue — has become a solution recommended by … Read more

‘Passion is a business killer,’ says co-founder of largest black-owned wine company in US

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. I love sparkling wines and recently discovered McBride Sisters Wine Company and this particular bottle: Sparkling Brut Rosé. I became obsessed. I brought my new favorite bottle to dinner parties, opened it when I had guests over, and gave it to a friend as a gift. My … Read more