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Jay T. Ripton is a freelance technology, business and lifestyle writer out of Scottsdale. He loves to write to inform, educate and provoke minds. Follow him on twitter @JTRipton. Peter Kowalke is a journalist and editor who has been covering business, technology and lifestyle trends for more than 20 years. When not writing, he runs Kowalke Relationship Coaching. You can contact him at PeterKowalke.com.

How to Attract a Venture Capitalist’s Investment

Every day someone comes up with a great idea that they think could make them some money. Some of the time, these ideas are good enough to get off the ground and become actualized as real businesses. However, every business needs capital, and it is for this reason that many entrepreneurs seek out investors. Where…

Five Essential Email Marketing Lessons for Startups

There are more than 30 million small businesses across the United States. That means any startups entering the market faces some serious competition, especially in crowded sectors.  An effective marketing strategy is key to establish a brand, reach target customers, and ultimately demonstrate your value. And email marketing remains a vital element of any good…

What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur in the Healthcare Space

Managing the business side of a medical facility can be a challenging undertaking. Since the healthcare industry in the U.S. is estimated to be a $3 trillion industry, even running a small company in this field is a lucrative business venture. However, becoming an entrepreneur in the healthcare space and building a steady career in…

The 5 Best Tools to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Business Resolutions

It is the start of a new year, and that means it is time to look back at the past, seeing what worked and what did not, and planning for the future. New Year’s resolutions are for more than just your personal life—they’re for your professional life, too. As a growth coach, I’ve seen countless…

5 Methods for Improving Your Sales Funnel

Perhaps your highly-trafficked site isn’t getting adequate conversions. Or maybe customers click through your emails but fail to commit. Possibly quarterly sales goals are routinely missed. Clamping down on customer churn is a great way to keep your numbers looking good, but it’s only one part of the equation. If your business is suffering from…

6 Reasons To Use Live Chat Support Software

The following is a guest post by JT Ripton, a business consultant and freelance business and marketing writer out of Tempe, AZ. You can follow him on Twitter @JTRipton. Although today’s enterprises use various ways to market products, the utilization of active communications applications provide particular advantages to small businesses. Among these technologies, live chat…

7 Tasks Your Startup Must Automate Now

The following is a guest post by JT Ripton, a business consultant and freelance business and marketing writer out of Tempe, AZ. You can follow him on Twitter @JTRipton.  Saving time, and saving money: these are two major points of any business, especially those just getting started. Whether you’re a startup, an entrepreneur, one of…

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