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Here, you’ll find our complete list of Guides and Entrepreneur Stories, along with updates from Azlo and relevant news for entrepreneurs.

Meet the founder of CMP
Meet the founder of CMP
Meet Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, a creative entrepreneur working to bring art and technology to the communities where they're most needed. Where he comes from Christopher grew up in two homes, both in Milwaukee, one of the most segregated...
Creating a purpose-driven culture
Creating a purpose-driven culture
If you pay attention to news, surveys, and articles about entrepreneurship, you might have noticed an increasing number of stories about the success of purpose-driven companies. Companies with a clear and defined mission often have an edge on the...
Quarterly tax basics for new entrepreneurs
Quarterly tax basics for new entrepreneurs
If you work for an employer, you likely think about paying your taxes once a year. When you start earning money for yourself, however, everything changes. Although tax returns are only due once a year, the IRS wants you to pay your taxes on a much...
What it’s really like to be a solo founder
What it’s really like to be a solo founder
Let’s start by breaking some popular myths about being a solo entrepreneur. No, you're not going to fail just because you’re a solo founder; yes, you can get investors and raise capital; yes, millions of very successful businesses are run by solopreneurs...
You made a website. Now what?
You made a website. Now what?
Congratulations, you’ve just finished building your new website. It’s beautiful, and I bet you’re excited. Now, how do you get people to visit it? There are lots of resources about driving traffic to your website with ads and social media. This...
When your business should use crowfunding to grow
When your business should use crowfunding to grow
One of the most difficult issues that any small business owner faces is how, when, and where to find funding to help their business grow. Even if you have a successful startup, you may not have the capital needed to take advantage of rising demand...
4 reasons to open a business bank account
4 reasons to open a business bank account
It’s easy to overlook the value of a business bank account, especially if you’re an entrepreneur who’s just starting out. While it might not be mandatory for your business, and the prospect of opening one can seem overwhelming, a dedicated bank account...
Why open a business bank account?
Why open a business bank account?
It’s easy to put off the task of opening a business bank account. Opening a new bank account isn’t the most fun and interesting chore, and opening a business account, specifically, might seem confusing and overwhelming. Don’t put it off too long...
What type of company should I form?
What type of company should I form?
There are several business types and structures to choose from. Each has its own list of pros and cons, including complexity of formation, liability protection, and tax implications. Here’s a quick overview of the common business types. Of course...
What do I need to open a business bank account?
What do I need to open a business bank account?
Opening up a small business bank account can seem like a daunting task — and to some extent, it is more challenging than opening a personal bank account because you’ll have to provide additional details about your business. But there are many ways...
Taxes 101 for new business owners
Taxes 101 for new business owners
Taxes. Few would call them fun or easy, but they’re an especially daunting subject for new entrepreneurs. Most folks get the hang of doing their own individual taxes quickly and easily since they’re relatively simple and it’s easy to get advice...
Basic records for your small business
Basic records for your small business
We all know that it’s important to keep business records, but it’s not always clear what that entails. In fact, the SBA dedicated an entire education module to record-keeping as part of their Financial Education Curriculum series for small businesses...