A Small Business Guide: Credit Card Payments

Running a small business can be tough. But if you’re not accepting credit cards, you could be putting yourself at an immediate disadvantage. According to Barclays, 32% of people would consider walking away from a purchase if they could not pay with a credit card, and 43% of customers say…

Early Budgets: Tips From Major Businesses

Looking at Amazon’s behemoth status and involvement in myriad industries, it can be hard to imagine the company started as a small business operating out of a garage that exclusively sold books online. Since Jeff Bezos launched the company in 1994, he’s grown Amazon to hit a $1 trillion valuation.…

Funding Your Business: Investors

Whether you’re trying to open a new small business or have been a business owner for years, a common factor in success is money. Investors can be a good source of financing for your business. Regardless of the stage your business is in, an investor can help you with your…

Growing Your Business: Tips from Industry Titans

You opened your business with a strong vision but the road to success isn’t always easy. Especially if you’re struggling to grow due to: Tough competition Evolving markets New technology Employee turnover The good news is you don’t have to find ways to grow your business all on your own.…

5 Business Funding Mistakes You Could Be Making

As a small business owner, you aim to run your business efficiently. You focus on your business’s finances and make sure they’re in order. But cash flow issues can quickly spiral out of control. And in the worst-case scenario, it can close down your business. In fact, 29% of businesses…

Make Your Seasonal Business Work All Year Long

As a seasonal business owner, you already know the highs and lows of seasonality can get stressful. In fact, you face challenges other businesses don’t have to worry about, such as: Saving enough to pay for utilities, employees, and other business expenses during your off-season Managing your inventory through your…

Fund Your Business Through Crowdfunding

Funding your business can come about in different ways. You can go the traditional route – save up money, raise the money through some investors, or work with a bank to secure a loan. You can also be a bit creative with your business’s funding. Crowdfunding is a way to…