Business Loan Alternatives for Women Business Owners

Lindsey CampbellUncategorized, Women in Business, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

  Expanding your business has been a lifelong dream as a woman entrepreneur. As your business has grown, maybe you’ve taken on more staff, suppliers, and equipment in order to contniue to chase new business opportunities.  Yet having the necessary capital may be hampering your company’s ability to reach its objectives or to even compete in your market segment. You … Read More

How to Apply for a Small Business Loan Alternative

Steve O'ConnorFunding Options, Info, Merchant Cash Advance, Small Business Financing, Uncategorized0 Comments

When small businesses apply for traditional bank loans, they get turned down at record rates. Analysts claim that anywhere from 20 to 80 percent of small business applicants get rejected when looking for funding. To close the gap and access the funds they need, many small businesses are turning to alterative lenders. Thinking about applying for a loan from an … Read More

Three Things Every Business Owner should Know about Digital Marketing

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Operations, Info, Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Trends, Technology, Uncategorized0 Comments

Digital Marketing Tools

Much has been written about how small business can leverage digital tools and channels to communicate with customers and introduce the world to their brand.  This short blog post isn’t meant to be a comprehensive study in digital, but can point out three critical items no business should ignore.     Be Found Easily     Content is King   … Read More

How to Protect Your Business When Small Business Loan Payments are a Challenge.

Ed JobBank Loans, Capital Advance, Cashflow, Funding Options, Info, News, Small Business Financing0 Comments

Working capital is the lifeblood of small businesses.  As the credit gap remains a reality for SMBs in America, the market for capital is still robust.  Business owners are increasingly active in evaluating various capital products from advances to invoice factoring to loans.  But sometimes taking on new capital comes with unexpected challenges. What happens if your business has trouble … Read More

5 Reasons Why Most Small Businesses Fail

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Cashflow, Employee Management, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Trends0 Comments

5 Reasons Businesses Fail

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 20.6 percent of businesses fail by year two, 30.7 percent by year three, 38.1 percent by year four, and 43.7 percent by year five. Pride can often cause emotional decisions that can be detrimental to the company’s success. But it is more than just pride that causes a small business to fail. Entrepreneurs … Read More

How to Set Up Credit Card Payments for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Card Processing, Technology, Working Capital Technology0 Comments

Credit Card Processing

While we don’t yet live in a cashless society, we are certainly on our way there. Credit cards heralded the beginning of the cashless revolution, with fast, secure and convenient digital payments following closely on their tails. For a small business looking to make money in store and online, the ability to accept credit card payments is essential. But how … Read More

How a subscription model could benefit your business

Ed Job2017 Trends, Business Plans, Cashflow, Marketing, Small Business Trends0 Comments

Subscription Models for Business

Consumer buying habits have long been trending towards convenient shopping experiences, and have driven the subscription market forward dramatically in the past few years. You only have to look at companies like Dollar Shave Club to see just how popular and profitable a subscription model could be for your business. Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service offering cheap shaving razors … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay for ‘Debt Relief’

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Fraud and Security, Info, News, Small Business Financing, Small Business Trends, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

Debt Relief

As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware that even a solid business plan and a great product won’t protect you completely from unexpected downturns. Markets change, your costs can rise — and suddenly, you’re struggling to meet your obligations. This is when you may start noticing sales pitches from companies that offer a quick and easy solution to your stress. Here’s … Read More

How to Make Current Employees Brand Advocates

John SchottBusiness Operations, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Trends, Women in Business0 Comments

A business’s best untapped resource for its brand is its own employees. They make up the faces that customers associate with a brand, whether negatively or positively. So, businesses should put their employees at the forefront of satisfaction efforts so they will want to become brand advocates. Build Brand Loyalty Building brand loyalty among employees isn’t an easy task and … Read More