Business Bulletin

Check out the latest thoughts about using The Simple StartUp in classrooms, entrepreneurship, business ideas, teaching tips and more!

Small Business Series - Meta Pro Gaming

Did you know there were professional video game academies? Find out how they work!

Nov. 12, 2020 • Rob Phelan


6 Ways To Persuade Your Market To Buy

Even with an excellent product or service that clearly solves a customer’s problems, there can still be hesitation on their part to be the first in line.

Nov. 5, 2020 • Rob Phelan


10 Tips for Creating Effective Market Research Surveys

Without a clear purpose for your survey, you are not going to get responses or usable data for growing your business.

Oct. 29, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Why Should We Aim For A Zero-Dollar StartUp

When there is pressure to succeed because we have invested a large sum of money in starting a business, we can make decisions that aim to rush growth or sacrifice quality for profits. A zero-dollar startup removes both of those pressures.

Oct. 22, 2020 • Rob Phelan


GUEST POST: Creating Passive Income Through Teachers Pay Teachers

Part of achieving financial independence is often increasing one's income -- but working in education, the potential for doing so levels out once you reach the top step of the pay chart.

Oct. 12, 2020 • Jessie May of Metalhead Money


Avoiding Conflict With a Founder’s Agreement

When real money comes into play we know it has the potential to sour relationships and become a major point of conflict. Putting expectations, rules, and guidelines in place from the beginning can help resolve conflict quickly [Read more]

Oct. 8, 2020 • Rob Phelan


How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

I hear stories all the time about blogs, podcasts, and YouTube channels making their money through affiliate marketing… but what does that mean? Read more to find out!

Oct. 1, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Learn Budgeting Through Business

There’s a saying that if everyone ran their personal finances in the same way they ran a business, we would have a lot less financial stress and problems in the world. But how should a business budget?

Sept. 24, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Build It And They Will (NOT) Come

Are you familiar with the Field of Dreams reference? Man builds a baseball stadium in the middle of nowhere in the hope that “he” will come to play on it. Everyone else thinks it’s crazy.

Sept. 17, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Where Are Your Superfans?

A superfan is someone who is so in love with what you are doing or selling, that they will buy everything you put out, and more importantly… bring others with them.

Sept. 10, 2020 • Rob Phelan