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4 tips for single mom-preneurs

Acting as both an entrepreneur and a mom, particularly a single mom, can be challenging. The day-to-day struggles may feel overwhelming, but being a single mother can also help you understand what[...]

5 fears of small business owners and how to overcome them

You’ve decided you want to open your own business. It’s an exciting prospect, but mixed within your excitement are bouts of pure panic and terror.

How to survive "Booms" in the construction industry

Construction spending was on the rise in 2016. Although it may seem like good news for your construction contracting business, construction companies actually have a frightening tendency to fail[...]

5 things to know about failure as an entrepreneur

You’ll be hard pressed to find an entrepreneur who has never encountered failure in their career. Although entrepreneurs need to be fearless in the face of failure to begin their enterprise,[...]

How to write the Service or Product Line Plan section of your business plan

As you might have guessed, the service line or product line plan section of your business plan, typically describes the products or services your business will deliver. This section offers the[...]

How to write the competitive analysis section of your business plan

The competitive analysis section of your business plan, as you might have guessed, analyzes your competition, but it also identifies and expands your business’s competitive advantage so you can[...]

How to build your business without debt or loans

It really does take money to make money. When you open a business, the first thing on your mind is probably financing. Opening a new business takes a lot of money , so it’s no surprise[...]

How to write a business description for your business plan

Think of your business description as an elevator pitch that gives your reader a general review of the elements of your business and helps them understand your business’s primary goals.

How to write an executive summary if you’re startup in need of investors

Often considered the most important section of the business plan, the executive summary tells its readers the current status of your business, the direction you plan to take your business and why[...]

How to reduce debt and avoid bankruptcy for small businesses

A bit of debt is common for small businesses. That said, getting into debt to pay for necessary operational costs is far easier than getting out of debt. Many businesses quickly become overwhelmed[...]

How to write a business description for your business plan

Think of your business description as an elevator pitch that gives your reader a general review of the elements of your business and helps them understand your business’s primary goals.

What to do when business is slow

Whether these are expected seasonal trends or there is a dip in demand, all businesses have slow periods. With the viability of your business at risk, and continued employee expenses and bills to[...]

How to write the market analysis section of your business plan

The marketing analysis section of your business should communicate your expertise of your given industry, your market knowledge, relevant research findings and your conclusions. Of all the[...]

Top 2017 trends entrepreneurs need to know about

The future is still unpredictable for small businesses after a tumultuous election and a new administration in office, but a number of 2017 trends are already shaping the market. Here’s what you[...]

How much should you pay yourself as a business owner?

As a business owner, determining how much to pay yourself can raise a number of uncomfortable questions. No one, perfect formula exists, with the amount you are paid depending on a number of your[...]

How to handle the five stages of a business lifecycle

Your business life cycle is your business’s  journey from concept to successful company. Each stage of the business life cycle provides business owners with a unique set of challenges.

Questions to ask before you apply for a bank loan 

Applying for a loan is a big step with big repercussions for entrepreneurs. Securing funding for a small or new business can be difficult, so make sure you understand the loan process and your[...]

How to write an executive summary as a startup

Often considered the most important section of the business plan, the executive summary tells its readers the current status of your business, the direction you plan to take your business and why[...]

Get your big clients to pay their invoices on time

If you’re a small business, you were probably thrilled when you first landed your first large, corporate client. Although having a big client is hugely beneficial for small businesses, it’s also[...]

Include these topics in your business plan 

Writing a business plan can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a first-time business owner. A business plan serves as the guiding force of your company for the foreseeable future, but your[...]

7 things all entrepreneurs should know

The freedom to act as your own boss is exhilarating. The bounds of your career, your financial future and your company depend solely on you. But with great opportunity comes great risk.  If[...]

6 ways to manage your inventory

Inventory is one of the most expensive costs for retailers of all sizes, but it’s also one of the most crucial aspects for businesses. After all, without inventory you wouldn’t have anything to[...]

Don't make these 4 startup mistakes

The odds don’t favor entrepreneurs, with 90 percent of startups ending in failure. Startups fail for a wide variety of specific reasons, but there are a few toxic fundamental mistakes that cause[...]

Why banks deny loans to small businesses (and what to do about it)

With perseverance, most struggles of being a business owner can be overcome, but lacking the cash to run and grow a sustainable business can prove fatal for even the most resilient business owners[...]

10 tips young entrepreneurs need to know

As a young entrepreneur new to the game of owning a business, you bring fresh ideas and new vigor to the table. Although there will be many gaps in your expertise in the beginning, owning a[...]

18 ways small businesses can save money

If you’re a small business owner, money really is of the essence. The more cash you can save, the better off you and your business will be.  Luckily there are many ways you can reduce your[...]

5 New Year's resolutions for business owners

New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym or cut carbs may seem like goals from another lifetime for entrepreneurs who find most of their priorities are business-focused. Although your business is[...]

6 priorities entrepreneurs must review for the new year

The New Year signifies a fresh start. As an entrepreneur, the beginning of 2017 is a great time to evaluate your business’s priorities and assess the effectiveness of your current strategies. It’s[...]

Become an expert in your industry as a business owner

As a small business owner, becoming known as an industry expert has many benefits in addition to being a powerful marketing tool for your business. You can implement your expertise to gain a[...]

Why cash flow is more important than profit

Cash flow is king. While many business owners believe profit determines the success of their business, in reality, cash flow is actually a greater predictor of success.

Holiday Tax Deductions your business can take

If you’re a business owner, chances are that, in addition to sharing the holiday spirit with the rest of the world, you’re also beginning to consider how your business can maximize tax deductions.[...]

How to establish credit as a business owner

A lack of funding is one of the main reasons businesses fail. Savvy business owners can overcome this by  establishing business credit immediately or using an alternative source, such as accounts[...]

Avoid these common mistakes of family business owners

Family-owned businesses are important, making up about 90% of all U.S. businesses and generating more than 50% of the US Gross National Product, according to Forbes. As fundamental as family [...]

How can Accounts Receivable Financing help my business?

If you’re considering using accounts receivable funding for your business, you may have a few questions.  As a small or new business owner it can be difficult to find the working capital you need[...]

Is a business partnership right for you?

If you’re considering opening a business with a partner, it’s important to understand both the  advantages and the fall backs of sharing the difficult and rewarding responsibility of a business[...]

3 challenges fast-growing companies must face

Most businesses plan to succeed, but when that success actually comes to fruition it can be overwhelming for even experienced entrepreneurs to handle. Rapid growth brings both a variety of [...]

4 ways small businesses can prepare for the holiday season

Whether the holiday season is the busiest time of your business’s year or is typically a slower, it’s often a difficult time for entrepreneurs to prepare for economically. Regardless of whether[...]

How much money do you need to start your business?

No business is the same, so the amount of money it takes to start a successful company can vary from as  little as $3,000 to more than a million. Understanding how much money your business needs[...]

4 simple truths about money all business owners should know

For many small business owners, the financial aspect of their business is the most anxiety-inducing. Accountants and financial experts use so much jargon it can be difficult to understand what[...]

5 ways to improve your company’s cash flow

Having a healthy cash flow is essential to any business’s success, but finding the perfect balance between revenue, profits and expenditures is tricky.   Sure, increasing your revenue can help[...]

How to create a basic cash-flow projection for your business

Having an accurate projection of your cash flow can help you both prepare your company for potential economic trouble and plan for your future financial success. This kind of financial planning is[...]

What are the funding options for small or new businesses?

Securing funding is one of the most important and fundamental steps a small business owner must take to start and maintain a business. Although there are a variety of options, small business[...]

Productivity tips for business owners

If anyone could use a third arm, an extra set of eyes and a body double, it’s a business owner. With more tasks than time to complete them, making the most of the moments you have becomes less of[...]

4 trends in the trucking industry

With only four months remaining in 2016, here are a few key trends in the trucking industry:

5 ways to reduce stress for busy business owners

With an excess of tasks to complete and people depending on you, not to mention the many aspects of your business that are out of your control, owning a company is one of the most stressful jobs[...]

5 tips to remember as your business grows

Let’s face it. Being an entrepreneur takes guts. Owning a business is one of the most stressful, time-consuming ventures you’ll ever take, but it can also be one of the most rewarding.