Courtney Johnston

Courtney Johnston

Courtney Johnston is a freelance writer specializing in finance, real estate, and small business. Her work has appeared on Benzinga, Mashvisor, Fundera, MoneyGeek, and Investopedia. She is passionate about financial literacy and education and can never say no to a good book.

Recent Articles

Want to Be a Digital Nomad? Here's Your 2021 How-To Guide
A digital nomad is someone that works remotely while traveling. Usually, they're never in one place long. Here are the basics on how to start this lifestyle.
Why a Static Website Makes Sense for Your Business: Benefits, Steps for Setup, and Examples
A static website means the same information is served up every time and nothing changes on the site. Create a static website for your business in six steps.
A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Selling Techniques
Personal selling is a one-on-one interaction between the salesperson and the customer. Here are five timeless personal selling techniques that will win customers.
4 Reasons to Use CPA (Cost per Action) Marketing in Your Business
CPA marketing offers a commission to affiliate partners after a certain action has been completed. Here are five CPA marketing tips to improve conversion rates.
A Beginner's Guide to Using a Broadbanding Salary Structure
Broadbanding refers to a pay structure with wide salary ranges within each pay band. Here we detail the pros and cons of broadbanding as well as who should use it.
A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are designed to offer employees a better work-life balance. Learn how to implement an EAP model in your organization.
10 Small Business Ideas for 2021
If you're stuck on what type of small business to start in 2021, identify the hot industries you’re interested in. Here are 10 business ideas worth considering.
10 Successful Entrepreneurs You Can Learn From
Are you looking for inspiration? There is a lot to learn from today's top entrepreneurs. Follow the journey and learn from these 10 successful entrepreneurs.
Should You Use Automated Bidding for Google Ads?
When should you use automated bidding? If you're just getting started, here are six bidding strategies you can try that will help your PPC campaign get results.
12 Ideas for Starting a Home Business
Are you looking to start a business but not sure what kind of business to start? The Blueprint outlines 12 ideas for starting your own small business in 2021.
How to Create and Send Remittance Advice
A remittance advice document is proof of payment that a company sends to suppliers that the invoice has been paid. Here are six must-have things to include in it.
From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you are determined to succeed in life, you might fall into the category of wantrepreneur. Find out what it takes to transition from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur.
Interested in Serial Entrepreneurship? Read This First
Serial entrepreneurs are individuals that run several businesses at the same time. These entrepreneurs share some common characteristics. Here's what they are.
The 6 Stages of the Entrepreneurial Process
Are you a new entrepreneur with a new idea to disrupt the marketplace? Here are six key stages of the entrepreneurial process to help you plan your next move.
12 Common Characteristics of the Entrepreneurial Spirit
People are not born with the entrepreneurial spirit; they have to work hard at it. Here are 10 characteristics that individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit share.
Set Your Business Up for Success in 2021
Your business may have changed in the past year and may need to realign its business goals. Here are nine strategies that will put you back on track for 2021.
LLC Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Registered Agent
If you're planning to form an LLC, you'll need to find a registered agent. Here are three factors to consider when selecting a registered agent for your LLC.