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What are bridge loans, and how do they work

Lending & Finance

What are Small Business Bridge Loans and How Do They Work?

As every entrepreneur knows, starting or growing a business requires capital. Equipment, supplies and space all cost money, and are all required to getting the company going. Business owners have several options to purchase or rent necessary items. Some people are able to save up enough funds to cover initial costs, while others seek out […]

Alternative lending benefits small businesses

Finance & Lending

3 Alternative Lending Situations That Benefit Small Businesses

Businesses strive to be different from one another. Whether its your products, your customer service or your convenience, you have at least one feature that’s your differentiator. But no matter how hard you try, there’ll always be one thing every business has in common: A need for money. Cash is the lifeblood that powers your […]

Earth day benefits for small businesses

Marketing

How Can Small Businesses Benefit From Earth Day?

Earth Day falls each year on April 22. This celebration of the planet focuses on protecting the environment and being conscious of decisions that impact local and global ecosystems. The holiday can have an equal focus on the actions of individuals and businesses, so there’s no reason your company can’t take part in Earth Day […]

small business loan line of credit

Lending & Finance

What’s the difference between a small business loan and a line of credit?

Small business loans and lines of credit have some important similarities. They both offer businesses the opportunity to leverage existing assets in exchange for liquid capital, to be spent on a variety of relevant operational needs. However, there are some important differences between small business loans and lines of credit. Let’s review these two useful […]

3 ways small businesses lose money

Managing Your Business

3 Common Ways Small Businesses Waste Money

Running a small business can be incredibly rewarding. At the same time, though, it can also be really difficult. Few people are experts in every aspect of entrepreneurship. For example, you might be amazing at sales, but accounting isn’t your strong suit. In any case, lack of information and expertise results in profit loss for […]

Small business tax deductions

Managing Your Business

3 Small Business Tax Deductions You Need To Know

With the tax filing deadline fast approaching, some small business owners are working through their financials and combing through the tax code. No matter the type of business you operate, a few tax tips can mean a lower financial liability and a return that’s more strongly in your favor. Here are some last-minute suggestions to […]

Tech's biggest leaders can help small business owners

Managing Your Business

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Large Tech Innovators

What do innovators and leaders in the world of technology have in common with your business? Your immediate answer might be “not much” – these innovators lead especially large companies focusing heavily on research and experimentation with lots of outside funding, after all. However, a closer look reveals plenty of similarities between these entrepreneurs and […]

National walk to work day - 1st Friday of April

Growth & Success

National Walk to Work Day – 3 Benefits for Small Businesses

Walking is a simple, low-impact and effective form of exercise. When it’s paired with a task, like walking to work, the benefits increase: Not only do business owners and staff get some extra physical activity, they also cut down on the environmental impact of driving to work. Taking the pedestrian route to work also allows […]

How small businesses can retain customers

Marketing

Customer Retention Strategies for Small Businesses Success

As a small business owner, you know it’s much easier to work with existing customers than to bring in new ones. While a flow of fresh shoppers is always a good thing, the customers who learn about you and your store while returning time and time again are a very solid and useful base. Of […]

Tax changes business owners should know

Managing Your Business

6 Tax Code Changes Small Business Owners Should Know

Though everyone knows when tax season is, it always seems to catch many people off-guard. Like it or not, though, when tax time comes, it’s crucial that all small business owners gather their documents and start filing right away. The fact that tax laws change every year is almost as predictable as tax season itself. […]

POS Systems for Small Businesses

Business Trends

The Future of POS Tech-Savvy Systems For Millennials

Your point-of-sale system is one of the biggest touch points inside your retail space or restaurant. A quick, effective and secure transaction goes a long way toward reinforcing positive feelings about your business and ends each encounter with a customer on a high note. Of course, not all POS systems are created equal. Some offer […]

National Doctors Day March 30th

Business Trends

Celebrate Medical Advancements On National Doctors Day: March 30

National Doctors Day is a national tradition now in the middle of its 8th decade. The first was held March 9, 1933 in Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, whose husband was a doctor, organized the day of recognition and chose March 9 because it was the anniversary of the first time that anesthesia was used in 1842. […]