Unique Small Business Loan Alternatives for Women-Owned Businesses

Steve O'ConnorFunding Options, Small Business Financing, Women in Business, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

It seems like now more than ever, women are taking charge—harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit and opening their own businesses—officially bucking the trend of working for the man. While this makes it sound like women are finally getting ahead by creating their own job opportunities, they still face some challenges obtaining the funding needed to help their businesses get off the … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay for So-Called ‘Business 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

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

Small yet Responsible – Corporate Social Responsibility in Small Business

Steve O'ConnorSmall Business Trends, Sustainability, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

Small, yet responsible—you hear this in reference to children who show maturity beyond their age. This phrase can be applicable to small businesses too! Social responsibility, which is left if the ‘C’ is taken out of CSR, is relevant to one and all, be it a corporate or a citizen. This article explores what CSR means to small businesses and … Read More

Women-Owned Small Businesses Continue to Grow, But There’s a Catch…

Lindsey CampbellCapital Advance, Funding Options, Women in Business, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

Small businesses that are owned by women continually succeed in revenue and earnings generated, but still struggle to grow at the same rate as their male-owned counterparts. The presence of the gender gap in small businesses is felt, as it much harder for women entrepreneurs to gain the necessary capital to expand their businesses.

It’s Time to Incorporate Cyber Liability Insurance Into Your Online Security Plan

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Operations, Fraud and Security, Women Owned Businesses, Working Capital Technology0 Comments

Online network hacks have been gaining frequency as markets become wholly reliant on the Internet. Prevention of cyber attacks is crucial to your small business’s online security plan, but cyber liability insurance is necessary to protect your business in the event of a network breach.

Complaints – Average Businesses Ignore Them. Exceptional Businesses Don’t

Steve O'ConnorCustomer Service, Marketing, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

Customer reviews can make or break a business, especially when shared online on a public forum like Yelp, Tripadvisor , Twitter, or even Facebook. Almost 8 in 10 online Americans between the ages 18 and 64 agree that online reviews influence their purchase decision.  This all sounds exciting until your business gets negative press.