When you run a non-profit, you work just as hard and put just as much energy in as any other business — only with a fraction of the budget. So it’s essential that you learn how to do more with less.

Luckily, there is this wonderful tool called the Internet that levels the playing field and allows non-profits to reach a vastly broader audience than they ever could using traditional media.

The first place to start is with your website. This is your number one resource. If you have no time or energy for any other promotional activities, make sure you at least have a robust and well-built website. Websites today can be very inexpensive to build and maintain if you choose the right solution (we, of course, recommend this one). In our increasingly digital world, your website is most likely the way that almost everyone will first interact with your organization. It’s your storefront, your billboard, and your communications center. READ MORE

Brian Spero is a frequent contributor for Money Crashers Personal Finance. He writes about financial topics ranging from budgeting and business to careers and couponing.

So you’ve cultivated an idea for an online business that you’re certain can’t lose. The only hitch is that it’s going to take time and money to get your venture off the ground. Being an entrepreneur is about believing in yourself and doing whatever it takes to make things work, so don’t let a limited budget impede your path to success. READ MORE

How Are Businesses Financed: [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wondering how to finance your new business venture? Whether you’re just getting started or considering refinancing your small business, there are lots of options to consider. In the infographic below you will find:

  1. The strengths and weaknesses of 7 common sources of capital
  2. A breakdown of the three most common types of business loans
  3. Some real-life examples from successful startups
Do you have a real life example to share? We’d like to hear your success story in the comments section. Click the image below to enlarge and learn more:


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