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Young male business owner How to Calculate Operational Cash Flow and Why You Should

How to Calculate Operational Cash Flow and Why You Should

How’s your operational cash flow? If you aren’t sure, now might be the time to take a closer look at the money flowing into and out of your business. Learn how to calculate your operational cash flow ratio and how doing so will help you keep tabs on your cash flow. Cash Flow in Your […]

Accountant or Bookkeeper: Who Should You Call?

Accountant or Bookkeeper: Who Should You Call?

As a small business owner, you wear many hats. And while most business owners have a variety of skills and knowledge, it’s important to know when your business needs professional help, especially when it comes to business finance. But what kind of professional financial help? Accountant or bookkeeper? And why not just use a software […]

Small Business Partnerships: 15 Questions To Ask Potential Partners

Small Business Partnerships: 15 Questions To Ask Potential Partners

Lots of people dream of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses. But only a fraction of them actually follow through with their ideas. What separates the dreamers from the doers? In many cases, it’s the fact that members of the latter group aren’t starting their businesses alone. They have a partner who is […]

What Are The Best Web Analytics Tools For Small Businesses?

What Are The Best Web Analytics Tools For Small Businesses?

Entrepreneurs often preach about the importance of data. Some of them seem to view data as the “be-all, end-all” of running a small business. You can’t blame them. Before we explain why, we must first establish the kind of data these entrepreneurs are referring to. In this context, data is essentially a synonym for “web […]

Have You Been Declined By Stripe Capital? Here's What To Do

Have You Been Declined By Stripe Capital? Here’s What To Do

The Holy Trinity of payment processors are PayPal, Square, and Stripe. As of September 2019, all three offer their own business financing services. The last to join the club was Stripe, and it’s easy to see why they waited so long. Compared to PayPal Working Capital and Square Capital, Stripe Capital is designed for a […]

17 Free (or Nearly Free) Advertising Strategies for Your Small Business

17 Free (or Nearly Free) Advertising Strategies for Your Small Business

A major element of entrepreneurship is being very careful with your expenses. New entrepreneurs often strive to avoid large expenses unless there is no other choice. This includes their cost of goods sold, labor costs, and of course, advertising. It’s extremely easy to over-spend on advertising, primarily because there’s so many marketing tools and strategies […]

6 Tips for Fostering Small Business Innovation in 2020

6 Tips for Fostering Small Business Innovation in 2020

Success in business takes a short and long-term plan. Immediate issues, like keeping enough cash flow, helps keep the doors open. But long-term strategies for growth are also essential to running a winning business. And business innovation is the key to long term growth. Whether you’re adjusting to market changes or leading the way, consistent […]

Build Your Business Credit: 20 Tips for 2020

Build Your Business Credit: 20 Tips for 2020

Are you launching your first business or expanding an existing one? In either case, when you work to build your business credit you can borrow more money at better rates.  And this could help you meet your business goals faster. After all, getting a business loan, business credit card or even a business line of […]

10 Lead Generation Strategies To Try For Your Businesses In 2020

10 Lead Generation Strategies To Try For Your Businesses In 2020

The ultimate goal of a marketing strategy is to acquire new customers. But it’s not the only goal. If this was the case, most strategies would be complete failures. What’s a little easier than turning unsuspecting strangers into paying customers? The answer is turning those strangers into leads, or people who are statistically more likely […]

Have You Been Declined By BlueVine? Here's What To Do

Have You Been Declined By BlueVine? Here’s What To Do

Few online business lenders are as highly regarded as BlueVine. If you were to research BlueVine’s products, you’d quickly be greeted by a plethora of glowing reviews, and for good reason. For starters, BlueVine offers virtually all of the advantages you’d expect from a reputable online lender. Their products are easily accessible for younger, smaller […]