Ways to Fund Your Business Using Loans

From term loans to a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, small business owners have many options to look at when thinking about financing. A loan can help you open the doors of your small business, purchase an expensive piece of equipment, or fill the gap in your cash flow. Taking…

When Can You Quit Your Day Job?

Starting a small business requires a lot of effort, time, and resources. It’s not uncommon for small business owners to still maintain a full-time job while operating their company on the side. But how do you know when you’re in a good enough position to quit your day job? You…

5 Lessons from This Year’s Top Small Businesses

Happy National Small Business Week! Every year, the United States celebrates a week dedicated to appreciating small businesses. This year, National Small Business Week falls on May 5th – 11th, 2019. In addition to celebrating all small businesses, the Small Business Association (SBA) recognizes select, outstanding entrepreneurs and small business…

When is it Time to Hire Employees?

Starting a business isn’t easy. Growing it by yourself is even harder. This means that as a small business owner, you’re going to need to create a new job and hire at least one employee at some point. In fact, small businesses accounted for 1.9 million new jobs in 2018.…

How Far Should You Take Your Branding?

Once upon a time, you could get the word out about your business by simply placing an ad on a billboard or counting on word of mouth. But today, the concept of brand awareness is far more complicated, and paying attention to it may be more necessary than ever before.…

10 Best Practices when Interacting with Customers

You already know you’re dedicated to your brand, but how do you get customers to feel the same way? It starts with building positive experiences. Each time you interact with a customer or client, you want to establish a connection and build a meaningful relationship. This can be done in…