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Managing funds

3 Strategies of Working Capital Financing

One of the biggest challenges for new and growing companies is managing their working capital. Businesses with slow paying customers can struggle to build enough working capital to build assets as the company grows. One method to help with this issue is through working capital financing.…

Things You Need to Start a New Business

Start-ups are a hot topic these days, with many small players having rocketed to the top of the marketplace in the past couple of decades. Here are the foundational elements you need to turn a good idea into a viable business. Foundation Elements of Starting a…

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B2B Sales Tips

Business to business sales techniques are different than selling to consumers. First, you are more likely to reach a gatekeeper or lower-level manager. The first challenge is catching your prospect at the right time. For cold calling, the best times to call are the first hour of…

What Does the Inc. 5000 Mean?

What is Inc. 5000? The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the independent small business segment. Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names were all former honorees. Eligibility for honoree consideration is reliant on revenue and growth.…

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Motivating Your Team as a Business Owner

Hiring top talent is important, especially in a competitive market that is short on skilled laborers. Equally important is retaining top talent and engaging top talent. Motivating your employees starts at the top and pervades company culture. When 1 in 3 “high potential” employees admit putting…

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How Can Small Business Survive A Recession?

There is increasing speculation of an impending recession due to the trade war between America and China, Federal Reserve rates lowering, and an inverted yield curve. But what does all this mean to the common small business owner, and what preparation can foresight provide entrepreneurs? Is…

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Business Essentials: Networking

This is Part 3 of a Business Essentials Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Love it or hate it, networking is essential for small business owners. The end goal is business growth. Networking does not have to start at a trade show or event, and networking…

Financing Unexpected Business Costs

Doing business isn’t always perfect. Much like the real world, there will be unexpected costs. Maybe your daughter broke her arm climbing a tree, or maybe your landlord is increasing the office rent by 10%. Both scenarios may require extra capital that isn’t available. Maybe all…

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Business Essentials: Managing Rapid Business Growth

This is Part 2 of a Business Essentials Series: Part 1 Being the owner of a small business means you have some experience with rapid business growth. One day it’s business as usual, and the next it’s wondering how to fulfill a massive purchase order for a…

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Eagle Eye: Why Do Most Small Business Fail?

Why Do Most Small Business Fail? Small business ownership is the lifeblood of the American economy with over 99% of companies being classified as a small business. Entrepreneurs take the risky leap into working for themselves, and there is a lot of passion, time, and money…