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Business loans for entrepreneurs

Lending & Finance

2 Obstacles Entrepreneurs Face When Securing Small Business Loans

There are a few basic things that any entrepreneur needs to start a new business, like time, lots of hard work and commitment, to name a few. Another universal need that shouldn’t be overlooked is money. To get the funds necessary to keep your business moving forward, you’ll more than likely need to secure a […]

Business insurance for small businesses

Managing Your Business

Do You Need Business Insurance When Starting Or Growing A Company?

Starting a small business always comes with a little bit of risk. Your venture may not pan out as planned, or it may take more time than expected to turn a profit. These risks are unavoidable, and every business owner must contend with them. Then there are other risks, like an employee who gets injured, […]

3 Different Types of Small Business Lenders

Finance & Lending

3 Types of Funding Options for Small Business Expansion

When you began your business, it was small; most are for the first few years. But now that you’ve gained customers and market share, you’re feeling it’s time to expand. This is a normal part of business life, yet a challenge for many small business owners. Expanding your business takes careful planning. Perhaps you need a new […]

How to create an email marketing campaign

Marketing

Create An Email Marketing Campaign Your Audience Will Want To Read

Email marketing is a tried and true way to speak directly to your company’s biggest fans. If they’re on your email list, they’ve already connected with you in some way or another – perhaps they made a purchase, created an account or simply signed up for your newsletter. However, just because the people on your […]

Payroll loans

Finance & Lending

How A Payroll Loan Can Help Support A Small Business

Starting a small business is exciting and challenging at the same time. For many newly opened businesses in the U.S., the first one or two years will be filled with obstacles, but most will overcome them. However, many small businesses struggle to find continued success past their fifth anniversary. About half will close within five […]

How to use live chat software in sales

Marketing

How To Use Live Chat Software To Improve Small Business Sales

When your customers have a question – whether it’s about your offerings, a small detail of a product or the sales process itself – giving them a prompt answer might be the difference between a sale and a lost prospect. Unfortunately, many online retailers find that the final step in the sales process – making the […]

Generate content ideas for your blog

Marketing

3 Ways To Generate Content Ideas For Your Industry Blog

Every business today should have a website. The typical consumer has internet access, not to mention a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with which to search for entertainment and information. Claiming your own spot online makes it easy for your tech-savvy customers to find you. But while having a website – with product or […]

Inventory loans for small busineses

Finance & Lending

What You Need To Know About Inventory Loans for Small Businesses

If you’re running a business which brings in most of its income through sales of physical products you know that keeping the shelves stocked is an important aspect of keeping your operation healthy. That’s not always easy, though. Every business model has on- and off-seasons. A florist might see a large part of its revenue […]

Facebook live for small businesses

Marketing

How To Use Facebook Live For Small Businesses

As a business, it’s important to stay current on trends your customers engage in. A recent social media trend is Facebook Live, a tool that allows users to live stream anything they wish directly to the social media platform. Consumers love to use Facebook Live to share snippets of events they wish to show their […]

How to incorporate a small business

Managing Your Business

Incorporating A Small Business: Why, And How, To Do It

Most small businesses begin as sole proprietorships. That means that you, the owner, are the business, and the business is you – in the eyes of the law, at least. There are a number of benefits to being a sole proprietorship, including the minimal legal expenses involved in forming one, no required corporate tax payments […]

Business functions simplified

Managing Your Business

Simplify These 6 Business Functions By Moving Them To The Cloud

As a small business owner, the more time and money you can save without sacrificing quality, the better. That’s why cloud-based technologies have become so popular among business leaders. They are inexpensive, easily accessible and generally uncomplicated to use. Entrepreneur contributor Andre Lavoie pointed out that, because the cloud allows people to access files from […]

Hiring tips for small business owners

Managing Your Business

3 Successful Hiring Tips For Small Business Owners

When your small business begins to grow, you may find that you need an extra set of hands around the shop. This is a good thing! It means you’re succeeding as an entrepreneur. But it’s also a challenging task – finding the right hire can be tricky. To make the hiring process a simple and […]