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Posts by Aaftab Khan

Operating a Business

Startups vs. Small Businesses

What’s the difference and which one are you?
Operating a Business

5 people every startup needs on its advisory board

Important personality traits for your advisory board.
Operating a Business

How Investors Spot the Top-Notch Hustlers

No “fake it ‘till you make it” here. This is how to let investors know you’re the real deal.
Operating a Business

Getting through your first few years as a startup founder

How to survive and succeed in the world of small businesses.
Starting a Business

The Secret to Surviving Your First Year in Business

Check out these five tips to help your small business stay afloat during your first year.
Starting a Business

The Right Time to Launch a Startup

Why timing is the most important factor when starting a business.
Starting a Business

How to form an LLC by state

From names to licenses, check out these seven steps to forming an LLC by state.
Starting a Business

7 qualities it takes to be an entrepreneur

Do you have an entrepreneurial mind?
Managing Your Finances

Why you should bootstrap your startup

How much should you personally invest in your business?
Managing Your Finances

Top Tax Benefits for The Gig Economy (Airbnb Hosts, Uber Drivers)

Learn how gig economy workers can take advantage of tax benefits.
Managing Your Finances

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan FAQs

Everything you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program.
Managing Your Finances

Securing funding from angel investors

What is an angel investor, and how do you get one to support your startup?
Managing Your Finances

Self-employed? Here’s the tools for calculating your taxes

Learn the basics of tax filing for those of you who are self-employed.
Managing Your Finances

How to get venture capitalists to invest in your startup

Stop stalking them on LinkedIn... Here's what you can do.
Managing Your Finances

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) FAQs

Everything you need to know about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
Managing Your Finances

How Do Startups Plan Their Budgets?

How to budget your business so well that your parents will be proud!
Managing Your Finances

Gig Economy Workers: You have to Pay taxes and This is What you Need to Know

Did you know that you have to pay taxes as a gig economy worker? Here's how.
Managing Your Finances

Best Small Business Resources for Learning About Taxes By State

Check out this list of resources by state where you can learn about taxes.
Managing Your Finances

10 Problems Gig Economy Workers Will Face in 2020 and How to Avoid Them

Learn the top ten tax problems you may face as a gig economy worker in 2020.
Operating a Business

Why Should You Build a Mobile App For Your Businesses?

Take a step into the future by establishing your mobile app.
Operating a Business

What to consider before building a mobile app for your business

Consider this important info when conceptualizing your mobile app.
Operating a Business

Registering A Trademark: A How-To Guide

Let’s keep it simple: This is a guide to the three ways founders register trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Operating a Business

Registering a Trademark: How Much Does It Cost?

A guide for estimating the cost of a single trademark and its maintenance.
Operating a Business

Recognizing the Red Flags of Cofounding

Four signs that it's time to break up with a co-founder.
Operating a Business

How to sustain a healthy co-founding relationship

Sharing the spotlight with your co-founder.
Operating a Business

Innovator vs. Entrepreneur: Which one are you?

This is why being an entrepreneur does not necessarily mean you are an innovator.
Operating a Business

How to register a domain name for your business

The do’s and don'ts of creating and registering a unique domain name.
Operating a Business

How to ace your startup’s elevator pitch

What to include, what to avoid, and how to project confidence in your pitch.
Operating a Business

Bickering in your business: Part Two

How to resolve conflicts quickly and effectively.
Operating a Business

Bickering in your business: Part One

Three different types of arguments your startup may face.
Operating a Business

Bickering in your business: Part Three

How to avoid conflict altogether.
Operating a Business

At What Point Is Your Startup Considered a Startup?

And when does it transition into a “normal” company?
Managing Employees

You Should Ask These Questions Before Hiring a Freelancer

Learn when to hire a freelancer and how to choose the right one in this short blog post.
Managing Employees

What are the biggest HR mistakes small businesses should avoid?

Overtime, training, classification of employees, and more can be complicated. Learn the mistakes you should avoid.
Managing Employees

Why Should Millennial Founders Consider Hiring Older Team Members?

Build an experienced, loyal, and hardworking team for your business.
Managing Employees

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing HR for Small Businesses in 2020

Learn about the pros and cons of outsourcing human resources for your small business.
Managing Employees

The Basics to what Small Businesses Need to Know about HR

There's a lot to Human Resources, from payroll to reviews to compliance. We're here to help clear up some of the basics.
Managing Employees

Is it time to form your dream team?

Does your startup need an advisory board to succeed?
Managing Employees

How to recruit your startup’s founding team

Four steps to choosing your best E-board team.
Managing Employees

How to Improve Mental Health for Managers and Employees

Follow these tips to keep your mental health in tip-top shape in the workplace.
Managing Employees

How Effective Listening Can Make You a Better Leader and Communicator

Follow these effective listening steps to become an even better manager or employee.
Managing Employees

How to Effectively Manage an Offshore Team

7 tips for running a team overseas
Managing Employees

Entrepreneurs First Five Hires to Achieve Business Success

There are five types of hires that your business will need in order to thrive.
Managing Employees

6 Warning Signs of Toxic Business Culture

6 ways to prevent toxic culture within your team and how to remedy the situation if you encounter these behaviors.
Managing Employees

3 Key Differences Between a Leader and a Manager

Can managers be considered leaders? The answer is no. These two terms actually differ in many ways, and we’re here to break down the crucial distinctions between them!
Marketing

Investing in Your Online Presence

How much should I pay a freelancer to make my website?
Marketing

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Follow these steps to create a foolproof marketing plan for your small business.
Marketing

How to Conduct Audience Analysis for Small Business

An audience analysis is essential for finding your customer base. Follow these steps to create your own.
Marketing

How Small Businesses Can Measure and Track SEO

Read on to learn how to measure and track your SEO data.
Marketing

A Basic Guide for Small Business Marketing

From marketing plans to the 4 P's, read on to learn how to make the most of marketing for your small business.
Marketing

5 Effective Ways to Promote Brand Authenticity on Social Media

These five tips will ensure your brand's success with impressing your current and future patrons through your social media accounts.
Marketing

15 Free or Low-Cost Website Design Tools

Use any of these free or low-cost website design tools to attract potential customers and grow your small business.
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