Should you start your business with a co-founder?


One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting your business is whether to share it with one or more co-founders. Starting a business with a partner means you’ll have more support and resources, but you won’t have the same autonomy and you’ll be sharing your profits with someone else. Therefore, with such high […]

Choosing a distribution channel for your product

Choosing a distribution channel for your product

Choosing a distribution channel for your products is far from being a “one size fits all” process. With so many unique factors going into choosing a business or other intermediary through which your product can pass, it’s important to deeply consider all your options. A correct distribution channel has the ability to drastically improve your […]

Learn how to research and analyze your competitors

Learn how to analyze your competitors

Competitor research is crucial to the success of your brand. Not only will it help you understand your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, but position your business in a way that is equal parts competitive as it is intelligent. This way, you can ensure that your business is continuously innovating and staying ahead of the curve. […]

Repurposing Food Waste into Profitable Products

Repurposing Food Waste into Profitable Products

  “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” As old as that saying is, it still rings true. Believe it or not repurposing food waste into profitable products is gathering momentum in the Food & Beverage industry. Thanks to some sustainable foodies, food waste from one business is now a product for another.   The […]

Makeup & Skincare for Men: The Hot New Beauty Market!

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  Making Progress Makeup has a long and colorful history. While people may think that makeup has always been, exclusively, a woman’s product, that just isn’t the case. Men have been using makeup as far back as 4000 BCE. Many different cultures, from the ancient Egyptians to the 18th century French court, have used makeup […]

How cashier-less shopping will change the customer experience


  Everyone’s favorite online retailer is making waves yet again. Industry giant Amazon is expanding beyond e-commerce with cashier-less brick-and-mortar stores. And while this may sound very surprisingly, it actually makes sense.   Brick-and-Mortar Even though people have been relying on online shopping more and more, most spending still occurs in physical stores. To capitalize […]

Top Trend: Flexible, Sustainable Packaging – The Pouch

Obviously, the goal of every brand is to get consumers to choose their products. But with so much competition saturating the marketplace, it can be hard to grab the attention of consumers. So more and more brands are trying to make changes to their packaging to draw the consumers gaze. They are doing this by […]

Partner Up with a Complementary Brand to Increase Sales


Businesses rely on people in all capacities, whether they are customers or staff. It is no surprise, therefore, that a strategy involving the human element would be successful. A partnership could bring your brand increased exposure and benefit both businesses, as long as they are complementary, not competitive. Complement an established brand There is a […]

Should I Start This Business?

Businesses are a commitment and a way to challenge yourself when you are ready to tackle a new phase in your life. They also raise issues of both competency and confidence. If you are curious, “Should I Start a Business” and what kind of business should I start, download and fill out our helpful guide. […]

How Much Cash Do You Need to Start a Business?

Here are 3 excellent articles on determining how much cash you need to start a business.   How Much Startup Cash Do You Need? Startup cost worksheets Startup cost calculator