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Is an LLC a Business License?

Starting a business involves navigating various legal structures and requirements. For many small business owners and startups, the question arises, "Is an LLC a business license?" This blog will break down the differences, benefits, and steps to forming an LLC, and clarify whether you need a business license along with it.
Kim Le
July 17, 2024
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Local SEO for Dentists: How to Get More Patients

Dentistry is highly competitive, and dentists tend to be savvy marketers. If you have your own dental practice, you must implement local SEO best practices to be found by your local audience.
Jennifer Chu
July 22, 2024
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Generate Organic Visits for Google Business Profile

Google Business Profiles are easy, effective and free for generating organic visits. All small businesses who meet their in-person must absolutley have one. To maximize organic visits to your GBP, pay attention to these fields.
Jennifer Chu
July 11, 2024
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Local SEO Audits for Small Businesses

If your business has a physical location, local SEO audits are critical in getting discovered by people in your geographic region. Here, we go over the ranking factors to improve your visibility in Google Maps and Google Search.
Jennifer Chu
July 10, 2024
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SEO Rich Text - Beyond Just Keywords

SEO rich text goes beyond just keyword targeting. It involves enriching your content to improve quality and readability, and enhancing the SERP listing to increase CTR.
Jennifer Chu
July 7, 2024
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How to Change Domain Name and Preserve SEO

Changing a domain name is a type of site migration. Poor site migrations can hurt your SEO performance. But if well prepared for, they can improve your organic visibility and traffic.
Jennifer Chu
June 20, 2024
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Why Should You Bootstrap Your Business

We bootstrap our business, but is it right for yours? From a couple of lean start-up operators, here's what it means to bootstrap.
Kim Le
July 5, 2024
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Banking for Small Business

A good bank setup for your business will help your business thrive. Whether to collect customer payments, prepare taxes, or earn money on idle cash, it can pay dividends (literally).
Kim Le
June 13, 2024
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Digital Marketing for Startups

Here are 6 simple and effective strategies to help startups get started with digital marketing.
Maddie McElhenny
June 4, 2024
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Pitch Deck Library: IPO Investor Presentations (Part 2)

Here are examples of pitch decks (aka investor presentations) released when companies first go public. Pitch decks evolve over time as companies matures. What starts out as a ten-slide pitch may one day become a full fledged hundred page investor presentation.
Kim Le
May 28, 2024
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Pitch Deck Library: Seed Stage Startups (Part 1)

Pitch decks these days are slick and beautifully designed. Yet some of the most illustrious companies of Silicon Valley had pretty janky early stage pitch decks. What they didn’t have in style, they made up in substance.
Kim Le
May 28, 2024
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Professional Communities for Mom Founders

It can feel isolating being a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur. No one succeeds alone. We all need communities that can serve as sounding boards, additional expertise or a place to vent to individuals in the trenches like you
Kim Le
May 13, 2024
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Grants For Mom-Owned Businesses

We compiled a list of 80+ grants that mom-owned businesses can potentially look at for funding sources. These grants cater to founders who are moms, women, women of color, small businesses, LGBTQ+ and minority, and more.
Kim Le
May 13, 2024
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Best Reads for Startup Finance

As the late Charlie Munger says, "In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time—none." Finance leaders at start-ups have to read on a wide range of topics to stay relevant. From actual finance topics, to new tax changes, and scaling a start-up, the learnings from reading are endless. But where to start?
Kim Le
May 8, 2024
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I Made $0 From Equity At 5 Start-Ups

At some point in your life, you’re going do something incredibly stupid and ask yourself: What the f**k were you thinking? For me, it was when I came to the realization that I’ve made $0 from my equity across the 5 start-ups I worked at. As a self-touted “strategic finance leader” for startups, that makes me question my own skills. How did I get it so wrong?
Kim Le
April 27, 2024
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AI Tools for Businesses, That Are Not ChatGPT

We’ve been talking a lot about ChatGPT, both its use cases and its shortcomings in our previous series on ChatGPT. Of all of the AI tools, it’s probably the most well-known mainstream application of AI. There are a plethora of other new tools on the market for small businesses ranging from creators to service firms. As of this writing, a number of these tools also offer a free tier.
Kim Le
April 15, 2024
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Decision Tree Analysis for Decision-Making

Decision fatigue is real, particularly for founders and CEOs. One way to simplify the decision making process and add objectivity and discipline is through decision tree analysis -- a visual map with mathematical vales to evaluate your choices.
Jennifer Chu
April 15, 2024
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ChatGPT Prompts for Productivity

How can you leverage AI so you're not falling behind the curve? Start with the three most mundane (but required) areas: Research, Project Planning and Skills Development.
Kim Le
April 15, 2024
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Business Startup Checklist

Most startups fail, but we can mitigate those reasons with proper planning and following a checklist. We've outlined the fundamental steps to take before you start throwing a ton of money at your venture.
Jennifer Chu
July 4, 2024
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ChatGPT: Issues, Pitfalls and Caveats

ChatGPT has a blend of unique problems that have blurred the lines between human error and algorithmic hiccups. In order to complement ChatGPT, it’s important to understand ChatGPT’s inherent flaws and current limitations. The end goal is to learn how to utilize the new technology in a way where the output from “ChatGPT + You” is greater than the sum of its parts.
Kim Le
April 15, 2024
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How to Use ChatGPT at Work

ChatGPT has been used by roughly 1 in 10 people. For individuals over 65 years old, that usage drops down to 5%. That leads the vast majority of Americans lagging behind on one of the most transformative technological advances of our generation. Generic writing tasks in your day to day job is a great set of problems for ChatGPT to tackle and to get started familiarizing with ChatGPT.
Kim Le
April 15, 2024
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Webflow Custom Domain: Should You Buy?

Webflow is a full suite content management system and website builder bringing together the best of Wordpress' customization with Squarespace's sleek design. Beyond that Webflow's competitive edge is its expansive integrations. But can Webflow also provide competitive domain hosting?
Kim Le
April 15, 2024
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The Anatomy of a SaaS B2B Homepage Design

The homepage of a B2B SaaS company is not just a landing page; it's the digital storefront, the handshake, and the first pitch all wrapped into one. Learn how to bring together the value proposition, headlines, navigation, product demos, and call to action into one seamless experience.
Kim Le
April 26, 2024
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Create or Update Intercom Leads from Webflow Forms

Learn how to easily send Webflow form submissions directly to Intercom as leads.
Jennifer Chu
April 15, 2024