Fundamentally, you need to make money, or you don’t have a business.
That’s actually the only true failure in business. No matter what happens, don’t run out of money.
Every other mistake can be fixed.
As simple as that sounds, there’s a reason why you can find over 90,000 business books on Amazon.
Most of what we focus on here at Quick Sprout, is helping you grow your business and make money with digital marketing. This section covers more of the general business advice and expertise that we’ve compiled over the years. Everything from how to start a business to how to control your emotions.
Regardless of your experience or role in business, there’s something here for you.
Looking back on previous businesses and jobs that we’ve had, the biggest failures all stem from the same lesson.
Get the fundamentals right and you can mess up just about everything else. Get the fundamentals wrong and it doesn’t really matter what you do.
Have you heard the business saying “a rising tide floats all boats”? That saying refers to this exact lesson. Pick the right tide and everything works out. Pick the wrong one and you won’t get very far.
Sounds obvious in theory but it takes a lot of experience and hard-won lessons to spot the subtle differences between a business with healthy fundamentals and a business that’s rotten to the core.
Instead of learning these lessons the hard way yourself, learn from our mistakes. The following guides will show you everything you need to build a healthy foundation for your business:
How to manipulate the law of supply and demand
101 Motivational Business Quotes
7 Lessons Learned From Running a Consulting Company
11 Business Philosophies to Live and Die By
What I Learned from Fighting a 12-Month-Long Lawsuit
16 Tips for Naming Your Startup
How a 23 year old turned $1500 into $128,000 in 1 year
Why Most Business Partnerships Don’t Work
Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Entities
Do Business Like A Drug Dealer
Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Write Business Plans
How to Create a Company That Can Run without You
How a Ferrari Made Me a Million Bucks
7 Business Principles That You Have to Follow
How to Analyze Your Competition in Less Than 60 Seconds
7 Lessons Learned From Losing $739,135 In Bad Investments
Effective Marketing Strategy for Your Startup Company
Exercises That Will Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur
Charge More for Your Products by Enhancing Perceived Value
How to Monitor Your Competitors With These 10 Helpful Tools
How a 21 Year-Old Created a 38.5 Million Dollar Business
8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
5 Ways Metrics Can Cause Bad Decisions
How Spending $138,491.42 on Meals Made Me $992,000
53 Ways to Become a Better Entrepreneur
59 Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs
10 Timeless Business Tips From 10 Millionaires
Provide Better Customer Service by Implementing Live Chat
How Spending $162,301.42 on Clothes Made Me $692,500
How to Increase Profits by Analyzing Your Competition
How to Increase Revenue Without Acquiring New Customers
9 Ways to Get Your Startup Funded
How to Identify the Target Market of Your Startup
Generate More Profits by Focusing on Your Pricing Strategy
How to Write a Business Plan for Your Startup
Keep Your Employees Happy While Pushing Them to Their Limits
How to Turn a Failed Startup Launch into a Success Story
How to Write a Great Value Proposition
Business Card Ideas To Help You Stand Out
A great brand is like having a business super power. Everything gets easier.
Every step of your funnel has a higher conversion rate, you get more traffic, customers stick with you longer, and it’s easier to recruit people to your team. A brand is one of the few aspects of business that impacts everything at once.
Brands don’t just happen though, they need to be built deliberately. Then once you have a brand, you need to protect it.
These guides will show you exactly how to build a brand for your business:
How to Get Your Customers to Recommend Your Brand to Others
6 Branding Approaches You Won’t Learn in Business School
How to Increase Your Brand Exposure with Public Relations
How to Connect With Your Customers
How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Business
The A to Z Guide on Creating a Memorable Brand
Manage Customer Testimonials For Brand Credibility
How to Improve Your Customer Service By Getting Feedback
A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Authenticity and Transparency
Personal brands, like business brands, have an enormous impact on your success.
But the execution is a bit different for a personal brand. Some things matter much less (like logos) while other things matter a LOT more (like your wardrobe). We break down all the unique aspects of building a personal brand here:
How To Create Your Personal Brand Vision
How To Connect With Mentors To Build Your Personal Brand
Be Yourself Because Everyone Else Is Taken
How To Build Your Brand Through Outreach
How To Define Your Target Audience
How To Build Up Your Online And Offline Assets
How To Get Free Press Coverage For Your Personal Brand
How To Monitor Your Personal Brand
The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand
What Effect Does Swearing Have on Your Brand?
How to Improve Your Online Reputation
Why You Should Dress to Impress – The ROI of Fashion
How to Become the World’s #1 Expert in Your Niche
Personal Brand Building Hacks That Will Earn More Customers
How to Launch Your Personal Brand if You Have No Credibility
7 Ways to Use Your Personal Brand to Find More Clients
The Marketer’s Checklist for Establishing a Personal Brand
Build a Million Dollar Business From Your Personal Brand
15 Things You Need in Place for Creating Your Personal Brand
How to Become the Person Everyone Wants to Interview
A Process to Become an Influencer in Your Industry
Daily Activities To Double the Size of Your Personal Brand
A Guide to Using Live Video to Build Your Personal Brand
We’ve worked with a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs and hired hundreds of people in our careers.
Do you want to know what separates those that succeed versus those that flounder for years on end?
Even if there’s an unlucky setback in the beginning, the folks with the right mindset always make it eventually. Sooner or later, they achieve their goals.
But no amount of luck can overcome a poor mindset. Year after year goes by and these folks are still struggling with the same problems, never growing into their true potential.
Any improvement that you put into your own mindset will have an immense impact on your goals.
Why Being the Loudest Makes You the Weakest
Why I’ll Never Live in a Rich Neighborhood…
How Much Money Do You Really Need?
Why Immigrants Are More Successful than You!
What Should You Do if Someone Attacks You Online?
Why Successful People Are Douchebags
The 10 People Who Led Me to Success
A day in the life of Neil Patel
How to Be a Workaholic And Not Get Burned Out
Tony Soprano’s Top 11 Tips for Success
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
15 Little Life Experiments That Will Change Your Life
The Two Reasons Why You Aren’t Making Over $100K a Year
10 Efficient Ways to Save Time So You Can Follow Your Dreams
The Less You Know, The More Money You’ll Make
Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful
Whether we’re entrepreneurs or working for someone else, it’s up to us to take control of our careers.
There are reliable steps that anyone can take in order to have an amazing career. Focusing on the right areas, building a network, and attending conferences without wasting time will push you way ahead of your peers.
These guides walk you through all of it:
You’re the Reason Why You Don’t Have a Job
Focus on what you’re good at, and nothing else!
Why Consulting Is A Job Everyone Needs To Experience
Got Screwed? Think twice before burning the bridge!
Conferences can be a waste of time, they can also instantly uplevel your career. If you’re going to do them, do them right:
Beginner’s Guide to Attending Conferences
Is It Worth Speaking at Conferences?
How to Speak in Public… Even If You Hate Public Speaking
Also focus on building your network, it’ll increase the quality and quantity of opportunities that come your way:
How I Got to Know Over 100 Millionaires and How You Can Too
The 10 Secrets That Make Networking Easy, Fun and Effective
How to Build Influential Relationships
The Real Secret to Successful Networking
The old saying that everything depends on sales may be a cliche but it’s true. Everything we do in our business is fundamentally a sales activity.
Sell your co-founder on a strategy that you want to pursue, sell your team to get behind it, sell a potential partner on co-promoting a marketing campaign, sell someone on joining your team, sell you boss on how you want to accomplish a goal, sell a teammate on helping you with your project, sell a customer.
Some of the selling is a monetary sale, a lot of it isn’t.
No matter what role you have, sharpening your sales skills will accelerate your business and career.
7 Common Sales Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them
10 Tips for a Killer Presentation
Implement a Customer Referral Program That Drives Sales
How to Upsell to Your Customers
The Startup Guide to Building a Killer Sales Team
7 Ways to Gain Lifelong Customers after Making a Sale
Sales 101: Change their mood, not their mind
How to Leverage Your Brand’s Story to Drive Sales
A Guide to Winning (Almost) Every Single Negotiation
How to Generate Sales for a New Product Release
6 Effective Ways to Become a Better Sales Person
Case Study: How I Used a Case Study to Grow My Sales by 185%
8 Psychological Principles That’ll Double Your Sales
What Interviewing 31 Sales People Taught Me About “Sales”
How to Guide People’s Emotions to Drive Sales
Want to be successful? Learn how to sell!
Generate Recurring Sales by Implementing Subscriptions
Boost Your Revenue Through Upselling and Cross Selling
Increase Sales by Implementing a Customer Loyalty Program
Increase Profits by Focusing on Customer Retention Strategies
How to Increase Sales by Mastering the Art of Storytelling
How to Boost Sales by Accommodating the Needs of Mobile Users